AUGUSTOW CANAL IS A CROSS-BORDER CULTURAL ROUTE
Connecting the Neman and the Vistula rivers since 1839
The Augustow Canal is a monument of technology located on the territory of two countries – Poland and Belarus. It connects the Vistula river, through the tributary of the Narew – Biebrza rivers, with the Neman river, through the Czarna Hańcza river.
The Augustow Canal was created thanks to the use of the existing conditions of a naturally shaped terrain, saturated with numerous rivers and lakes, which, connected by artificially made ditches and applied hydrotechnical devices, created a waterway with a length of just over a hundred kilometers.
FLAGSHIP EVENTS ALONG THE AUGUSTOW CANAL
WHAT SHOULD FLOAT WILL NOT SINK
The International Polish Championship in Swimming on Anything, during which the Netta River turns into a harbour for various types of extraordinary floats
Where: Augustów (PL)
AUGUSTOW CANAL IN THE CULTURE OF THREE NATIONS
A festival of folk art by Belarusians, Lithuanians and Poles held simultaneously on both sides of the border – during which folklore groups from each country enchant the audience with playing, singing and dancing.
Where: Dabrowka Lock (BY), Augustów (PL)
AUGUSTOW CANAL INVITES FRIENDS
The event that opens the cultural season at the Augustow Canal. The program includes a fair of folk art, concerts of folk groups, animation programs and games for children and adults, performances and competitions.
Where: Dabrowka Lock (BY)
These are long-distance races of motor boats that reach speeds of up to 200 km / h. The teams race for 8 hours, during which the boats travel over 1000 km.
Where Augustow (PL)