Mouth of the Elbe River at Base of Jutland Peninsula, Germany53.8N 8.6E
The Elbe River can be seen spilling sediments into the North Sea, off the shores of Germany at the base of the Jutland Peninsula. It is 724 mi (1,165 km) long and connected by canals with the Baltic Sea, the Havel River and Berlin, the Ruhr industrial region, and the Rhine River.
One of the continent’s major waterways, it rises in the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains on the border of the Czech Republic and Poland and flows southwest across Bohemia. It then flows northwest across Germany and empties into the North Sea near Cuxhaven. From 1945 to 1990 it formed part of the boundary between East and West Germany.