The section of the Rhine River that flows through Germany is the subject of today's post. These photos, like the photos from the past few days, are from May, 1967. I have no notes on the precise location of these views of the river so I can't provide additional details such as what castle is one photo or what town is in another.
Tomorrow will bring another post on Germany highlighting another part of the country.
The Rhine (German: Rhein; Dutch: Rijn; French: Rhin; Romansh: Rain; Italian: Reno; Latin: Rhenus) 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).
The name of the Rhine comes from Old High German: Rhine, which in turn comes from Middle High German: Rin, from the Proto-Indo-European root *reie- ("to move, flow, run"). The Reno River in Italy shares the same etymology.
The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and since those days, the Rhine has been a vital, navigable waterway, carrying trade and goods deep inland. It has also served as a defensive feature and has been the basis for regional and international borders. The many castles and prehistoric fortifications, along the Rhine, testify to its importance as a waterway. River traffic could be stopped at these locations, usually for the purpose of collecting tolls, by the state controlling that portion of the river.
UPDATE: My nearby (New York State) town with a Rhine River look to it--Cold Spring on Hudson, just up the river from West Point which is on the other side of the river. This is the view looking north.