Photographer's Note

Boats on the river Rhine in cologne taken from
the Hohenzollern Bridge.
In the background is the Deutzer Bridge.

The Rhine River begins in the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier of
Switzerland and flows north and east approximately
820 miles (1,320 km). It is navigable from the North
Sea to Basel, Switzerland. Even though it passes
through or borders on Liechtenstein,. Austria,
Germany, France, and the Netherlands,. 80 percent of
it's ship carrying waters pass through Germany. The
entire distance can not support ocean going vessels,
they must end their journey in Cologne, Germany.
Cologne is located between Koln and Bonn. From there
cargo must go by barges pushed by smaller ships until
the Rhine reaches the three point intersection of the
borders of France, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland.

Because of the multi countries and languages, the
river has three names. They are: Rhein, Germany;
Rhine, France; and Rijn, Netherlands (Dutch). There
are many other important tributaries that flow into
the Rhine, in fact the Rhine splits into two
tributaries near Emmerich, Germany and Zevenaar,
Netherlands. Those are the Lek on the north and the
Waal on the south. Some of the main tributaries are:
the Mosselle (Mosel), that runs south west bordering
Luxembourg and on into France; the Neckar that flows
south east at Manneheim on through Heidelburg,
Germany; the Main, flowing east and south from Mainz
through Frankfurt, Germany. East of Frankfurt is where
The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal links the Rhine with the
Danube providing a transcontinental route from the
North Sea to the Black Sea.


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