Cruising the Elbe River
Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
River cruising on the Elbe will combine land tours with scenic cruising. Discover Saxon Switzerland, Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, and Dresden. See Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen, Germany and get to know the Elbe Valley.
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
I was staying in Berlin for a few days, and the weather had turned unseasonably cold. Even though it was raining, I decided to take a break from the city and went to Sanssouci. I had been sick for a few days, but despite my worries, Sanssouci was...
Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
You’ll find beautiful views of the river and amazing architecture all along Brühl's Terrace (nicknamed Europe’s Balcony), and since my hotel was just around the corner, I found myself spending some time there each day. One morning, I enjoyed my...
August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden, Germany
From Pillnitz you can catch a river steamboat back to Dresden. For one hour you can ride down the Elbe river, enjoy a beer and a snack and be mesmerized by the beautiful scenery. You will pass by castles, vineyards and beautiful villas on the...
Am Schillergarten, Dresden, Germany
No trip to Dresden is complete without a visit to Schiller Garten, dating from the end of the 17th century, and situated at the foot of the King Albert Bridge, on the shores of the Elbe River. For a few euros you can choose half a chicken with...
Marszałkowska, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
After a full day of exploring Warsaw on foot, I decided to take a moment to unwind in Saxon Gardens. To enjoy being in the moment with the locals and travelers alike, as the sun highlighted the scene. The day was then topped off with a Chopin...
Na Kampě 508/15, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
On most days in Prague, it feels like every tourist in town has gathered on the Charles Bridge. And for good reason — this 14th-century cobblestone span crosses the Vltava River, connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town (Mala...
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