Special Upper Rhine River Plains Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
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Why I like Upper Rhine River Plains: The Rhine is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, at 1,320 km (820 mi), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 m3/s (71,000 cu ft/s). Between Bingen and Bonn, the Middle Rhine flows through the Rhine Gorge, a formation which was created by erosion, which happened at about the same rate as an uplift in the region, which left the river at about its original level and the surrounding lands raised. This gorge is quite deep and is the stretch of the river which is known for its many castles and vineyards. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2002) and known as
the Romantic Rhine, with more than 40 castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages and many quaint and lovely country villages.
These Upper Rhine River Plains travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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