The Elbe has been navigable by commercial vessels since 1842, and provides important trade links as far inland as Prague. The river is linked by canals (Elbe Lateral Canal, Elbe-Havel Canal, Mittellandkanal) to the industrial areas of Germany and to Berlin.
Elbe River, one of the major waterways of central Europe. It runs from the Czech Republic through Germany to the North Sea, flowing generally to the northwest. The river rises on the southern side of the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains near the border of the Czech Republic and Poland. It then makes a
The once divisive Elbe River is today a symbol of unity. Along this scenic river, East Germany became free, and cities that once lay in rubble now stand tall. With much of this breathtaking river unaltered by mankind, it is a truly inspirational waterway. Here are some sample highlights you will see with Viking:
Without the Elbe river, Hamburg wouldn’t be the economic power it is today. At approximately 100 km from the North Sea, the Elbe has been the city’s gateway to the world, at least since the days of the Hanseatic League.It’s safe to say Hamburg owes its multicultural vibe and worldly character to this mighty river.
The river flows through Prague before joining the Elbe River in Mělník. Elbe River Cruises. Elbe River cruises begin in either Germany or Czech Republic. Itineraries are available from March through December, depending on the river cruise company. Currently, there are only three companies operating on the Elbe River.
Here is the thread on the Elbe river for 2019. Last year was disastrous for this major river of Europe. Let us hope this year will see fewer problems with water levels and do post us your tips for travel along the Elbe.
As is the case with many of Europe's great rivers, the Elbe -- Germany's second most well-known river after the Rhine River-- was named by the Romans. They called it the Albis, which became the ...
The Elbe River: Berlin to Prague. Join Wheel & Anchor on a leisurely cruise down one of Europe's lesser-known rivers, the Elbe. We'll embark in Berlin and make our way towards Prague, stopping in charming cities like Meissen, Wittenberg, and Dresden.
The Elbe River provides a trade route as far inland as Prague, and is linked by canals to Berlin, the industrial areas of Germany and the Baltic Sea. A river cruise on the Elbe River includes stops at Dresden, Meissen, Torgau, Wittenberg, Dessau and Magdeburg, and features the dramatic rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Elbe River cruises travel through Germany and the Czech Republic on a picturesque route characterized by soaring cliffs, storybook castles and medieval towns. Learn about the life of theologian Martin Luther in Wittenberg -- see the church where he preached and the door where he nailed his famous "95 Theses." In Meissen, visit the factory where ...