9/30/2009 – Kiel Canal

Denmark is a peninsula sticking north out of Germany.  In the late 1800’s, the Germans decided to cut a canal right below Denmark to make it quicker to get ships from the Baltic to the North Sea, and also to make Denmark an island that might eventually sink.

We spend a lazy day traveling the canal on our way to Amsterdam.  One interesting thing was a “hanging ferry” suspended under a railroad bridge.  The “ferry” moves cars and people across the canal without ever touching the water…


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