Flowing from the Krkosno Alps in the Czech Republic, the River Elbe flows 680 miles through the Bohemia region, passing through picturesque towns before crossing into Germany. This passage winds through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, a water-carved rock formation known as 'Saxon Switzerland'.
Explore charming towns and cities along the Elbe and admire Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, which illustrates the influence of each period on the landscape. Discover Potsdam's Sans-Souci, once the summer palace of King Frederick II of Prussia, and Wittenberg, the site of Martin Luther's teachings and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Many Elbe river cruises also include extended stays in Berlin or Prague before or after the cruise, giving guests the opportunity to learn even more about the fascinating cultures and histories of these intriguing countries.