The Elbe River is one of the major Central European waterways. It rises in the northern Czech Republic, flows into Germany and ends in the North Sea.
The Elbe has a total length of 1,094 kilometers (680 miles) and the fourth largest catchment area in Europe at 148,268 square kilometers. It flows through a number of major German cities, including Dresden, Magdeburg and Hamburg. It and its linked canals have long been important for German trade. This is an automatic compilation of DW content on the Elbe.
Two Czech men in their early 20s are planning an adventurous trip. They want to travel down the Elbe River all the way from the Czech Republic, into Germany and up to the North Sea. And for this trip they've built an eco-friendly boat from more than 6,000 plastic bottles filled with dry ice.