Europe : Rhine
The Rhine River spans Central Europe and Western Europe. It flows through or along the borders of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and The Netherlands. It is a major navigation way and played an important role in history and culture of Europe.
The Rhine is commonly divided into the following parts:
- High Rhine (Hochrhein) — from Graubünden to Basel in Switzerland
- Upper Rhine (Oberrhein) — between Basel and Bingen, Germany
- Rhine Valley (Mittelrhein) — the most famous and scenic part of the Rhine between Bingen and Bonn, with countless wineries and the famous Loreley rock
- Lower Rhine (Niederrhein) — from Bonn and Cologne into the Ruhr, then splitting into a vast delta that covers much of the Netherlands
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