Kiel canal – Centenary – Germany Postcards.
The Kiel Canal (German Nord -Ostsee-Kanal) literally meaning North to Baltic Sea canal formerly known as the Kaiser -Wilhelm -Kanal is a 98 Km (61 Miles) long freshwater canal in the German state of Schleswig -Holstein. The canal was finishedin 1895 but later widened and links the North Sea at Brunsbuttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. An average of 250 nautical miles(460 Km) is saved by using the Kiel Canal instead ofGoing around the Jutland Peninsula.
A Stamp and Postcard was issued on 08 Jun 1995 to mark the Centenary of Canal.
The Postcard also marks 1000th Anniversary of German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in North Germany.