Genthin is an Elbe River cruise port and town in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state (Landkreis Jerichower Land district, state's northeastern part) with population around 15,000. The town is located on the Elbe-Havel Canal (length 56 km) between Magdeburg (Elbe River) and Brandenburg (Havel River). Genthin is approx 50 km (31 ml) from Magdeburg and approx 27 km (17 ml) from Brandenburg.
The settlement was first mentioned in the mid-12th-century, being built as a village surrounding the Plotho Castle. By the mid-16th-century it developed into a town and was first mentioned as Brandenburg in 1539. In the late-17th-century it suffered major two devastations - a plague epidemic (1682-83) and fire (1704). In 1743-45 was built the 15-km long Plauescher Kanal (first part of Elbe-Havel Canal) which connected Plaue (now Brandenburg) with the Stemme River (tributary of Havel) and Ihle River (tributary of Elbe). Both rivers were also expanded to allow commercial shipping as the new canal shortened the travel distance between Berlin and Magdeburg by 150 km (30 ml).
Town's best-known tourist attractions and landmarks include Kreismuseum Jerichower Land (County Museum themed on region's history), Sankt Trinitatis Kirche (18th-century church), Parchen Castle (19th-century), Wasserturm Genthin (20th-century, 48-m-high octagonal water tower), Synagogue, Dorfkirche Altenplathow (20th-century Romanesque church), Fiener Bruch (nature park). Since 2017, Elbe-Havel-Radweg (Cycle Route) connects Magdeburg with Berlin and runs along Genthin's portion of Elbe-Havel Canal.
As cruise port, Genthin was included in the 2019 schedules of some of Europe's largest river cruise companies, including CroisiEurope and Phoenix Reisen. Next tables show some of the aa-inclusive itineraries as riverport sequences and lowest prices per person (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|03 Apr 18:00 / 04 Apr / 05 Apr 06:30 - 06:30 (overnight)||Departing from Prague, Czech Republic|
|05 Apr 14:00||Horin, Czech Republic|
|05 Apr 18:00||Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic|
|05 Apr 20:00 / 06 Apr 06:00 - 06:00 (overnight)||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|06 Apr 14:00||Bad Schandau, Germany|
|06 Apr 22:00 / 07 Apr 12:00 - 12:00 (overnight)||Dresden, Germany|
|07 Apr 14:30 / 08 Apr 05:00 - 05:00 (overnight)||Meissen, Germany|
|08 Apr 13:00||Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany|
|09 Apr 03:00||Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany|
|09 Apr 13:00||Genthin, Germany|
|10 Apr 01:30 / 11 Apr 09:00 - 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Berlin, Germany|
(ship Saxonia / Phoenix Reisen) 12-day itinerary from homeport Potsdam, prices from ~USD 2400 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|20 Apr 15:30||Departing from Potsdam, Germany|
|20 Apr 22:30 / 21 Apr - 06:00 (overnight)||Wusterwitz, Germany|
|21 Apr 15:30 / 22 Apr - 06:00 (overnight)||Magdeburg, Germany|
|22 Apr 13:00 - 13:30||Dessau-Rosslau, Germany|
|22 Apr 18:30 / 23 Apr - 01:00 (overnight)||Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany|
|23 Apr 08:30 - 11:30||Torgau, Germany|
|23 Apr 21:00 / 24 Apr - 07:30 (overnight)||Meissen, Germany|
|24 Apr 12:30 / 25 Apr 06:00 - 08:30 (overnight)||Dresden, Germany|
|25 Apr 12:30 - 13:00||Bad Schandau, Germany|
|25 Apr 22:30||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|26 Apr||Vltava River|
|26 Apr - 06:00||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|26 Apr 19:00 / 27 Apr / 28 Apr - 05:30 (overnight)||Prague, Czech Republic|
|28 Apr 13:00 - 15:30||Melnik, Czech Republic|
|28 Apr 20:00 / 29 Apr - 05:00 (overnight)||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|29 Apr 13:30 - 14:00||Dresden, Germany|
|29 Apr 16:30 / 30 Apr - 03:00 (overnight)||Meissen, Germany|
|30 Apr 08:30 - 08:45||Torgau, Germany|
|30 Apr 19:00 / 01 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Magdeburg, Germany|
|01 May||Magdeburg Water Bridge|
|01 May 13:00 - 13:30||Genthin, Germany|
|01 May 18:00 / 02 May - 04:00 (overnight)||Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany|
|02 May 09:00||Arriving in Potsdam, Germany|
Port Genthin 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 Genthin, 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, 2019|
|ms Elbe Princesse II||13:00|
|7 April, 2019|
|9 April, 2019|
|ms Elbe Princesse||13:00|
|19 April, 2019|
|25 April, 2019|
|ms Elbe Princesse||13:00|
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