With its harbour combining history and international city flair, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg offers you just this. The maritime landscape of the Lower Elbe ends here.
Here, the high Elbe banks offer glorious views of the marshes that spur you on from Geesthacht to Lauenburg.
The 400km-long Elbe Floodplain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve starts in Lauenburg, and is characterised by its vast, sparsely populated tracks of land and impressive wildlife.
In the Hitzacker-Wittenberg section, the nature and history of the Elbe Floodplain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve offer a fantastic stretch of sights along the Elberadweg.
The area between Wittenberge and Havelberg in the Brandenburg region of Prignitz is characterised by vast floodplains. The Elbe and Havel rivers meet at Gnevsdorf.
The journey to Tangermünde will lead you through the incomparable floodplain landscape and past centuries-old brick buildings to a royal residence and this region’s Hanseatic past.
A varied landscape with vast floodplains that has inspired world literature, and a gigantic infrastructure project await for curious cyclists.