The Rhine River
From the very beginning of human civilizations, rivers have provided people with ways to transport themselves and their goods easily and economically. Europes Rhine is no different. Thousands of barges, boats, and ships travel up and down the river every day, making this one of the busiest rivers in the world. In the pages of this book, youll join these travelers as you take a tour along the Rhine from its headwaters high up in the Swiss Alps all the way to its delta at the North Sea. Along the way, youll serpentine along the rivers winding course passing medieval villages, grand canal systems, historic castles, and quaint villages. Youll also find out how the countries along the Rhine are working together to protect the rivers waters for future generations. Come on aboard! Our vessel is waiting to sail.