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Cruising River Elbe

Braemar cruising the open sea
Braemar cruising the open sea

The River Elbe is one of the main waterways in Central Europe. Stretching from the Czech Republic all the way to the North Sea via Germany, this beautiful waterway winds its way through tall hills, past vast plains and alongside pretty towns and cities.

The Lower Elbe – known locally as Unterelbe – is Fred. Olsen's route into Hanseatic Hamburg, Germany's historic second city. This 110 kilometre stretch of water serves as a vital shipping link between Hamburg's busy container port – the second largest in Europe – and the North Sea, but is also very picturesque – perfect a relaxing scenic cruise.

As you sail to and from the very heart of Hamburg, you'll take in views of the lush-green German countryside, pass by pretty river islands and nature reserves such as Schwarztonnensand and Pagensand and see the delightful towns of Glückstadt and Brunsbüttel.

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