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Along the Rhine from Bingen to Koblenz

Near Bingen it gets narrow for the Rhine: from here it has to cross the Rhenish slate mountains in a deep, winding valley. This section with its rocky shoals (e.g. Binger Loch), its steep cliffs (e.g. Loreley) and its difficult current conditions (e.g. Rhine loops at St. Goar and Boppard) was and is not completely safe for Rhine navigation. No less than 18 castles and palaces on both sides of the river line our way from the Binger Mäuseturm via Assmannshausen, Bacharach, Kaub, Oberwesel, St. Goar and Boppard to Koblenz at the mouth of the Moselle into the Rhine.

The castles and palaces in the middle of this historic area offer a romantic experience that no one can resist so easily. Stories tell of love, jealousy, revenge, rivalry —sometimes like cat and mouse. Everywhere, however, we find vineyards and pretty wine villages. No wonder that every year countless visitors from all over the world come here.

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Along the Rhine from Bingen to Koblenz Slide Show

Literature
Gerda Rob: Der Rhein von der Quelle bis zur Mündung. Mira Verlag Künzelsau, 1991

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