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The Rhein (莱茵河) is the biggest river in Germany. With a length of 1.320 km, of which 865 km in Germany, the Rhein (莱茵河) river is one of the most important waterways in Europe.
Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein combine in Reichenau in the Swiss canton called Graubünden to the Alpenrhein, this flows after Rheineck into the Bodensee (Lake Constance) which it leaves in Konstanz again. From Konstanz the Rhein (Rhine) river flows to Schaffhausen. At the Rhein (莱茵河) Falls of Schaffhausen it dives 20 m into the depth.
Rhein (莱茵河) 瀑布 at Schaffhausen
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From Schaffhausen the Rhein (莱茵河) river flows as the Hochrhein westward to Basel. From Basel northward to Mainz, then westward to Rüdesheim.
To the north Rüdesheim the Rhein (Rhine) river breaks through the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge (rhenish slate rocks). Up to Bonn it is called Mittelrhein (Middlerhine). The Upper Middle Rhein (Rhine) from Rüdesheim to Koblenz - valley of the Lorelei - was appointed to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2002, representative for the whole Rhein (莱茵河) river.
From Bonn the Rhein (莱茵河) river bears the name Unterrhein (Underrhine) and forms from Emmerich together with the Meuse a distinctive mouth delta of which the river Waal is the main arm.
The Rhein (莱茵河) with its neighbouring states Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands flows into the North Sea.
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