river in central Europe, flowing from the NW Czech Republic through Germany into the North Sea at Hamburg: c. 725 mi (1,167 km)
A river of the Czech Republic and Germany flowing about 1,165 km (725 mi) to the North Sea. It has been a major waterway since Roman times.
- A river of Europe that passes through the Czech Republic and Germany before flowing into the North Sea.
- By means of the Stecknitz canal, the Elbe, the principal river, is connected with the Trave.
- Neuwerk and Scharhorn, situated off the mouth of the Elbe, are islands belonging to the state of Hamburg.
- For practical studies see official reports on the Mississippi, Rhine, Seine, Elbe and other great rivers.
- CUXHAVEN, or Kuxhaven, a seaport town of Germany, belonging to the state of Hamburg, and situated at the extremity of the west side of the mouth of the Elbe, 71 m.
- The harbour is good and secure, and is much frequented by vessels delayed in the Elbe by unfavourbale weather.