• Anglers on disused Canal, Bavaria, DE.

    Image ID
    FOT435989
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    28.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5450 x 4370 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    461 x 370 mm
    18.2 x 14.6 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    rural countryside nature Ludwig Main Danube Canal hobby pastime Altmuehl Valley fishing angling sunshine summer warm people leisure Germany
    Description
    The Ludwig Canal, also known as the Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal or Ludwigskanal, is an abandoned canal in Germany. It linked the Danube River at Kelheim with the Main River at Bamberg, connecting the Danube basin with the Rhine basin. The canal is named after King Ludwig I of Bavaria, and was built between 1836 and 1846. The canal had a narrow channel, with many locks, and a shortage of water in the peak section, so the operation of the waterway soon became uneconomic — especially given the rapidly advancing construction of the railway network in the southern German countryside. The canal was finally abandoned in 1950, rather than repair the damage suffered during World War II. Construction of the roughly parallel, but much larger, Rhine–Main–Danube Canal was started in 1921, but not completed until 1992.
    Uploader
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Contributor
    David A L Davies
    Date Taken
    2008-05-30
    Uploaded on
    2008-05-30
    Collection
    Germany
    Category
    Leisure
    Sub Category
    Hobbies
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    4
    Dominant colour
    #506030