Bike Touring Highlight

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Recommended by 1249 out of 1340 cyclists


  • Matzel

    The Elbe is a Central European stream that rises in the Czech Republic, flows through Germany and flows into the North Sea. It is the only river that drains the Bohemia, which is surrounded by low mountain ranges, towards the North Sea. Among the most famous waters of their catchment area include the Vltava, the Saale, the Havel with the Spree and the Elde with the Müritz. In the upper course formed by the low mountain ranges, it follows in the course of two glacial valleys of the North German lowlands.
    Measured by the size of its catchment area of ​​148,300 km², it is in fourth place behind the Danube, the Vistula and the Rhine for Central Europe, according to the list of rivers in Europe, followed by Oder and Memel.
    Geographical overview
    With a length of 1094.26 km, the Elbe is the twelfth longest river in Europe and is one of the 100 longest rivers in the world.
    The Elbe rises in the Krkonoše (Giant Mountains) at an altitude of almost 1400 m, about 7.5 km northwest of the Czech village Špindlerův Mlýn, 400 m from the border with Poland. Just behind the source area is the Elbfall.

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    • March 25, 2017

  • Mario

    Along the Elbe there are many possibilities to see a castle.
    Sometimes it is worthwhile to turn into an old building.

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Steffen

    Just use the bike path and enjoy. Wonderful to look at.

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    • May 18, 2019

  • Marita

    Who does not know that wonderful feeling of rest and relaxation when you look at water. Regardless of whether it is a river, stream, lake or sea, water always has a charm that you cannot escape.
    So off to the Elbe! See, internalize, enjoy and relax!

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Lutz1990

    There is always much to discover along the way, great scenery and no steep climbs.

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Wolfgang

    Just watch and then decide :-)

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    • February 26, 2017

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Frank

    nice view of the 3 Elbe castles

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    • August 14, 2019

  • RadlerJan

    Worth seeing 3 Elbe castles in Dresden.
    More information:

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    • April 16, 2020

  • Thea

    Definitely go with an old steamer !!!

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    • June 22, 2020

  • DafXF95

    All sorts of things can be found along the Elbe. From the cozy beer garden to hidden monuments. At the weekend, hell is going on here, but whoever starts in the morning has already won a place. I recommend driving down the left Elbe part down to Bad Schandau as there is more shade than right Elbe.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Sven

    The Elbe in Dresden offers so much variety and just invites you to enjoy. Whether cycling on the Elbe Cycle Path or walking on the Elbe meadows.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Maik P.

    Dresden and its great surroundings.

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    • March 22, 2021

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