Northeast Germany - Scylla

Northeast Germany

River cruises through Germany beyond the Rhine.

Germany is the land of river cruises. A large network of waterways flows through the country from west to east. They connect the Rhine with the Ems, the Elbe or the Oder. A diverse landscape stretches from the northeastern part of Germany to the Baltic Sea, Poland and the Czech Republic. Cruises through these regions go, for example, on the Elbe, the Havel, the Oder or the Vltava.

Elbe and Elbe-Havel Canal

The Elbe River rises in the Krkonoše Mountains and meanders through the impressive rock formations of Saxon Switzerland before flowing through such beautiful historic cities as Dresden, Meissen and Wittenberg. From Magdeburg, the journey continues on the Elbe-Havel Canal to Potsdam. The Elbe itself continues to flow through the North German lowlands and finally empties into the North Sea at Cuxhaven.

Havel and Oder-Havel Canal

In a beautiful location on the middle reaches of the Havel River lies Potsdam, the former residence of the kings of Prussia, with its famous palaces and parks. A cruise on the Havel River also takes us to the capital city of Berlin, whose architectural image has completely changed in recent years. The trip through Berlin finally ends in the Oder-Havel Canal. This offers a very special attraction: the Niederfinow ship lift, where ships weighing 1,000 tons overcome the height difference of 36 meters to the Oder River within five minutes.

Oder and Baltic Sea

The Oder River rises in the Moravian Oder Mountains in the Czech Republic and then forms the border between Germany and Poland. A fascinating historical city on the upper reaches of the river is Wroclaw, the starting point for a trip to the legendary Giant Mountains. The trade and port city of Szczecin is located at the mouth of the Odra River and, thanks to its ideal location, looks back on an eventful history. The ships of Scylla AG sail through the Szczecin Lagoon, then across the Peene River and through the Greifswald Bodden (a shallow bay). Stralsund and the famous Baltic islands of Rügen and Hiddensee are the highlights of our cruises.


The Vltava River rises in the Bohemian Forest and flows into the Elbe River at Mělník. The largest and most important city on its shores is, of course, the “golden city” of Prague.