|Length||325.7 km (202 mi)|
|Start point||Dortmund-Ems Canal at Hörstel (near Rheine, Germany|
|End point||Elbe River and Elbe-Havel Canal near Magdeburg, Germany|
The Mittelland Canal is a major canal in central Germany. It is the main east-west inland waterway. It also links France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries with Poland, the Czech Republic and the Baltic Sea. At 325.7 kilometres (202.4 miles) it is the longest artificial waterway in Germany. It goes from the Dortmund-Ems Canal to the Elbe River near Magdeburg, where it joins the Elbe-Havel Canal.
Building was started in 1906, and the final section to Magdeburg was opened in 1938.