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Strike in Germany - Locks are blocked

From Monday on, the german labor union Verdi calls all employees operating the locks to go on unlimited strike. Read about the background and the impact on river cruises in Germany.

Flood Status Update for European Rivers

Which rivers are shipable at the moment, which can not be navigated by river cruise ships (or other vessels) due to the heavy floodings that hit Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic since May and are making its way now downstream. This will cover the Rhine, Main, Danube & Elbe; All rivers and cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, Budapest, Paris or Prague.

High water situation May / June 2013

A report with the actual high water situation on the Danube, Main, Rhine and Elbe Rivers. News coverage & links. List of cancelled cruises by river cruise operators.

Scenic River Stretches 5: Saxon Switzerland

One part of the river cruise experience is that you just unpack once and your hotel brings you to another quaint town every day. But there is more, the beautiful stretches of the rivers you'll pass on your way. Therefore let's have a look on the few natural sights hiding in my database. In the last entry we dealt with the Iron Gates, this posting deals with the Saxon Switzerland.

The Saxon Switzerland

Upstream of Dresden, southeast.. Bohemian Switzerland Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Historical Water Level 1901 - 2012

A brief guide how to access them plus some a table with historical events of interest.

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