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    Cruising The Rhine

    June 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Flowing through six countries, the Rhine River has served as a link between southern and northern Europe since Roman times. Originating from mountain brooks in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine travels north into Switzerland’s Lake Constance (Europe’s third largest), over the surging Rhine Falls (among Europe’s largest), and on to Basel, where it becomes a major waterway used to transport goods and raw materials. The Rhine then serves as a border between Germany and France, narrows through deep gorges and meanders through steep-sided valleys known for vineyards and castles. At the Netherlands border the Rhine splits up into tributaries that cross an extensive delta and empty into the North Sea.Read more