The town of Eberswalde extends many kilometres along the Finow Canal. Because of its early industrialisation Eberswalde is also called the Brandenburg Wuppertal. The Finow Canal derived its name from the river Finow which supplies the canal with water. The canal has an interesting history since it highlights a big part of German industrial history.
The development and usage of the canal was a matter for the highest authorities like electors and kings. Countless peasants, workers, raftsmen, soldiers, millers, lock keepers, skippers put their labour, their intelligence and often also their health into this waterway.