The Rhine River begins in Switzerland and flows through Germany and the Netherlands before emptying into the North Sea. The path of this river was formed by volcanic flow of lava and basalt. Along this famous river many prosperous cities grew.

Rhine River

The Rhine River begins in Switzerland and flows through Germany and the Netherlands before emptying…

Section of the rift valley of the Rhine. 1) granite; 2-7)Mesozoic rocks; 8,9) Tertiary and recent.

Rift Valley of the Rhine

Section of the rift valley of the Rhine. 1) granite; 2-7)Mesozoic rocks; 8,9) Tertiary and recent.

"This structure stands on the banks of the Rhine near Coblenz. On the top are stone seats where the Electors met to elect the German king. The building shown is an eighteenth-century restoration."—Myers, 1905

The Electors' Seat

"This structure stands on the banks of the Rhine near Coblenz. On the top are stone seats where the…

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of beacons and is protected by dogs. Ruins of such a tower can still be seen at Godesberger on the Rhine." -Bodmer, 1917

Medieval Watch Tower

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of…