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Burg bei Magdeburg is an Elbe River cruise port and town in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state (Jerichower Land district) with population around 24,000. The riverport is on the Elbe-Havel Kanal (northeastern Germany), located approx 25 km (16 ml) northeast of Magdeburg (state's capital city) and approx 100 km (60 ml) northeast from Berlin (Germany's capital). Elbe River forms town's northwestern boundary.
The settlement was founded in early-10th-century around a castle. In mid-19th-century was built the 142-km long railway linking Burg with Magdeburg (Bahnstrecke Berlin-Magdeburg), with which started region's industrialization. In early-20th-century (statistical data for 1917), in the 1899-built slaughterhouse were slaughtered daily around 1,500 cattle, 1,200 calves, 10,000 pigs, 700 sheep and 150 horses.
Today, Burg is best-known for its well-preserved medieval buildings (towers and churches) and Europe's largest footwear manufacturer - Schuhfabrik Tack und Cie (founded 1883) - producing nearly 4,000 pairs of shoes daily. City's main landmarks are the fortified towers Freiheitsturm (16th-century), Hexenturm (11th-century) and Berlinerturm (14th-century), Wasserturm am Weinberg (1902-built water tower), Bahnhof Burg (1846-opened railway station), Stadtbibliothek Brigitte Reimann Burg (city library), Hainstrase 11-12 (mid-15th-century tannery), Burg Theater (Germany's oldest cinema still in operation), Town Hall (13th-century), Pieschelsche Anstalt (former orphanage / now senior center).
As cruise port, Burg Germany is included in the regular schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. Next table shows company's 8-day cruisetour itinerary between homeports Prague and Berlin-Tegel, with prices from ~USD 2100 pp (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|26 Mar 18:00 / 27 Mar / 28 Mar 06:30 (overnight)||Departing from Prague, Czech Republic|
|28 Mar 14:00||Horin, Czech Republic|
|28 Mar 18:00||Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic|
|28 Mar 20:00 / 29 Mar 06:00 (overnight)||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|29 Mar 14:00||Bad Schandau, Germany|
|29 Mar 22:00 / 30 Mar 12:00 (overnight)||Dresden, Germany|
|30 Mar 14:30 / 31 Mar 05:00 (overnight)||Meissen, Germany|
|31 Mar 13:00||Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany|
|01 Apr 03:00||Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany|
|01 Apr 13:00||Genthin, Germany|
|02 Apr 01:30 / 03 Apr 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Berlin, Germany|
Port Burg bei Magdeburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|1 April, 2020|
|ms Elbe Princesse||03:00||18:00|