Posted by: lukhi04 | 07/06/2019

The Rhine

Flusssystemkarte Rhein 04.jpg

WWasser, Rhine course and river system, place names in English, CC BY-SA 3.0

Loreley mit tal von linker rheinseite.jpg

Felix Koenig, View from Urbar (left side of the river Rhine) onto the Loreley-rock and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Up-left the harbour of St. Goarshausen and the city itself, below on the left side the campground of St. Goar, CC BY-SA 3.0


Rhine is one of the major european rivers, which has its sources in Switzerland and empts into the North Sea.

The lenght of the Rhine is conventionally measured in “Rhine-Kilometers”, a scale introduced in 1989 which runs from the Old Rhine Bridge to Hoke van Holand. This fact makes it difficult to measure this river objectively. Despite this difficulty, it was cited as 1.232 kilometers long.

An interesting fact about this river, apart of it being measured in “Rhine-Kilometers”, is its importance in the Holy Roman Empire. This importance is now supported by the many castles and fortifications built along it. In the modern era, it has become a symbol of German Nationalism.


Wikipedia contributors, “Rhine,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed May 23, 2019).

Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Flusssystemkarte Rhein 04.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, (accessed May 23, 2019).

File:Loreley mit tal von linker rheinseite.jpg, (last visited May 23, 2019).



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