The river Salzach is an important part of the city Salzburg, as its course splits the city in two parts. The Almkanal, another river in Salzburg, is not as well-known although its origin is very interesting.
The first parts of the Almkanal were built in the 8th century already. In the 17th century the river and canal was finished. Since then it was important for economic utilization but outdoor leisure as well.
Some parts, for example the one near the castle of Leopoldskron are even under nature conservation.
In September, there is no water in the Almkanal. Thus there is the possibility to participate guided tours and learn more about the interesting history of the Almkanal.