Xanten on the Lower Rhine

31 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Mitteltor (Middle Gate) © Frank Vincentz

Mitteltor (Middle Gate) © Frank Vincentz

Xanten is a historic town in North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the district of Wesel. Xanten is the only German town whose name begins with X.   read more…

The Rhine

7 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  9 minutes

Distance marks along the Rhine indicate distances from this bridge in the City of Constance © Achim Lehle

Distance marks along the Rhine indicate distances from this bridge in the City of Constance © Achim Lehle

The Rhine flows from Grisons in the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast in the Netherlands and is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, at about 1,233 km (766 mi), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 m3/s (71,000 cu ft/s).   read more…

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