Roudnice nad Labem (Raudnitz a der Elbe) is an Elbe River cruise port and town in Czech Republic's Central Bohemia region, with a population of around 14,000. The town is best known for its early-20th-century Roudnice Bridge (steel-made, the medieval stone bridge was Bohemia's 3rd oldest - after Prague and Písek) and Roudnice Castle and Winery (owned by the House of Lobkowicz / Czech noble family dating back to 14th-century).
The modern town has several large shopping malls, libraries, a public swimming pool, stadiums, ice-hockey arena. The town is served by Roudnice Airport (LKRO / domestic flights). One of Bohemia's oldest towns, Roudnice received city status in late-12th-century and was initially named Rudnik (Rudnica). In 1333 AD was ordered the construction of Bohemia's first stone bridge over Elbe River (rebuilt into a steel road bridge in 1910). In the 19th century, after the opening of the Prague-Dresden railway, Raudnitz became a major industrial and economic center. Until 1918, the city was part of Habsburgermonarchie (Habsburg Empire / 1526-1804).
As a cruise port, Roudnice is included in the regular schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. The next table shows the company's 8-day cruise tour 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|