The Elbe is the only large European river that still flows
naturally over long stretches, without barrage weirs and without
a concrete corset. Biosphere reserves and cultural highlights
like Dresden and Wörlitzer Park have been assigned World
Heritage status by UNESCO. Can this river landscape be protected
efficiently from the grip of hydraulic engineers and shipping?
- Reed on the banks of the Elbe at Mühlenberger Loch
- Natural river bank on the mid-Elbe near Steckby with "Treibsel",
showing the height of the last flood.
- Spring high water in the Elbe valley meadow
- Winter in the Elbe valley meadow
- View of the historic town Hitzacker
- Area around the dikes at the Elbe with groynes; in the
background at the left the Höhbeck with radio masts
Links to more pictures: The Elbe river from a boat, aerial views of the Elbe river