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A history lesson into classic Baroque.


Aside from the new Douro river cruises, a journey on the Elbe River in Germany is Western Europe’s other, least known river cruise. I dare say that most of us in North America would be hard pressed to locate the Elbe on a map. Though it may not be well known, the Elbe River played a crucial role in the 20th-century as it formed the north-south border between what was formerly West and East Germany. Currently, ONLY Viking River Cruises sails the charming Elbe River.

A river of historical significance.
The Elbe River region was the birthplace of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, wonderful baroque architecture and much more is waiting for you on your exciting European river cruise along the Elbe River. While a river cruise on Germany's elegant Elbe River may not be for everyone, but if you are an experienced river cruiser and looking for something different and an in-depth view of the former East Germany and a short glimpse of the highlights of the Czech Republic, then by all means a Elbe river cruise will excite your senses.

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Like many rivers in Europe, the Elbe river starts in one direction and finishes in another. Beginning in the northwest of the Czech Republic, it flows west through much of Bohemia before turning to the north where it cuts through the center of what was once East Germany, before finally entering the North Sea. And while it is a fairly long river, almost 700 miles in length, most river cruise programs are centered between Magdeburg, Germany and Melnik, Czech Republic, a distance of just over 200 miles. However, don’t let this dissuade you; most Eastern European river cruise programs offer pre and/or post cruise packages in fascinating Berlin, Germany, or Prague — the romantic, charming capital of the Czech Republic.

Elbe River cruises offer historically interesting, unique, and magnificent ports of call to explore.
Berlin, Germany. We strongly encourage our customers to add a few days before or after the cruise in the incredibly cosmopolitan city of Berlin. Sure, it's got lots of WWII history, both good and bad, but in addition to Berlin's historical significance, the Berlin of today is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in all the world. Great food, music and just a super place to walk around and enjoy the eclectic "Berliner's. Ladies, it's also got some of the best shopping this side of Beverly Hills and Paris. Your premier personal travel planner will help you build a customized Berlin package, even down to your own personal tour guide should you desire one.

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