Welcome to Elbląg


Centuries before WWII turned its historical centre into landfill, Elbląg was a stronghold and port of the Teutonic Knights. In the 13th century, the Vistula Lagoon (Zalew Wiślany) extended further south than it does today, allowing the town to develop as a maritime centre and a member of the Hanseatic League. When Elbląg came under Polish rule after the Treaty of Toruń, it was a major gateway to the sea. Later, Swedish invasions and the gradual silting up of the waterway capsized the town’s prosperity, though a partial revival came with industrial development in the late 19th century.


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$97.18 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Elblag-Ostroda Canal Cruise from Gdansk

Elbląg-Ostróda Channel is absolutely unique, the longest and still working (130 km) inland waterway system in Europe. This day trip will provide you with many wonderful impressions. On some stretches of the route the ship moves on the ground on special platforms with metals, passing hills thank to sluice system. The level difference between the first and the last lock is 103,4 m.Works for this extraordinary channel started already in 1848, it was opened in 1860.The waterway leeds through the fascinating world of water birds. The Dransensee is a nature reserve for protected water birds. You may also visit a small channel museum in Buczyniec (entrance not included).

$97.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Elblag-Ostroda Channel Cruise from Gdansk Autumn 2017

Elbląg-Ostróda Channel is absolutely unique, the longest and still working (130 km) inland waterway system in Europe. This day trip will provide you with many wonderful impressions. On some stretches of the route the ship moves on the ground on special platforms with metals, passing hills thank to sluice system. The level difference between the first and the last lock is 103,4 m.Works for this extraordinary channel started already in 1848, it was opened in 1860.The waterway leeds through the fascinating world of water birds. The Dransensee is a nature reserve for protected water birds. You may also visit a small channel museum in Buczyniec (entrance not included).