Griebnitz Canal

The Griebnitz Canal (German: Griebnitzkanal, pronounced [ˈɡʁiːpnɪts.kaˌnaːl] (listen)), formerly known as the Prinz-Friedrich-Leopold-Kanal, is a canal in the western suburbs of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It consists of a chain of small lakes: the Stölpchensee (German: [ˈʃtœlpçn̩ˌzeː] (listen)), Pohlesee (IPA: [ˈpoːləˌzeː]), and Kleiner Wannsee (IPA: [ˈklaɪnɐ ˈvanˌzeː] (listen)), together with artificial channels linking them together.[1]

Griebnitz Canal
The Alsen bridge on the Griebnitz Canal
Length3.9 km (2.4 miles)
Minimum boat draft1.3 metres (4.3 ft)
Minimum boat air draft5 metres (16 ft)
Start pointGriebnitzsee
End pointGroßer Wannsee
Map of waterways in the Berlin region

The canal connects the Griebnitzsee, a lake on the course of the Teltow Canal, with the Großer Wannsee, a lake on the course of the River Havel. Including the three intermediate lakes, it has a length of 3.9 kilometres (2.4 mi) and is navigable by boats with a draught of up to 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in). It has no locks, but is crossed by three bridges, with a maximum clearance of 5 metres (16 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 118. ISBN 0-85288-283-1.

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Coordinates: 52°24′37″N 13°08′44″E / 52.410273°N 13.145657°E / 52.410273; 13.145657