a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea
a river the flows through the Czech Republic and Germany, emptying into the North Sea. Hamburg, Dresden and are on the Elbe. The Elbe is east of the Rhine.
The River Elbe (; ; Low German: de Ilv) is one of the major waterways of Central Europe. It originates in the North West Czech Republic before traversing much of Germany and finally flowing into the North Sea. Its total length has been given as 1,091 kilometers or 678 miles.