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The “German river”, starting in Switzerland and ending in the Netherlands

Rhine River | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 690 km
Number of locks: 14
Lock dimensions: 110.00 x 11.00
Max. depth: 2.50
Max. headroom: 6.00
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Lahn River | Germany
Canal de la Marne au Rhin | French Canals
Canal du Rhône au Rhin | French Canal
Hochrhein | River Switzerland
Maas / Bergse Maas / Amber | Netherlands
Main River | Germany
Mosel River | Germany
Neckar River | Germany
Ruhrgebiet - Wasserstrassen / Ruhr basin Waterways | Germany

River Rhine: Switzerland / Baden-Württemberg / Rheinland-Pfalz / Nordrhein-Westfalen / Netherlands

It’s a European border riiver. First it separates Switzerland from Austria, then from Liechtenstein and later from Germany. Afterwards Germany and France and in the Netherlands it overflows somehow and runs in different places into the North Sea. Considering the fact that so many nations are involved, it doesn’t surprise that navigation is regulated by one of the oldest contracts of Europe, the Mannheimer Akte.

Even though the river is navigated by a lot of leisure skippers and has a lot of nice places to stay along its way; it’s not really a comfortable river. Commercial navigation is very heavy and one has to navigate very concentrated and carefully.

Charter and house boats
are on the entire river not allowed without a valid license.