Canal of Drusus connected Rhine and Issel

The Canal of Drusus is now called Duisburgerstraße in Hamminkeln and originally linked the Rhine from Galaystraße with the Issel at Römerrast. Probably it was no real canal but a symbolic ditch where along troops ran from the Rhine to the Issel. It was a distance of approximately 9 kilometres that the soldiers with complete equipment had to cover. At Römerrast the soldiers rested and embarked. The Roman troops went to the North of The Netherlands and Germany by means of the Issel, IJssel and Vlie rivers.