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Cultural heritage

Old historical town centres with twisting streets, fortified castles overlooking the river, places steeped in history, port towns, economic centres, the Rhine cycle route has some wonderful surprises in store.

  • The Niederwalddenkmal of Rüdesheim - monument to the glory of Germany.

    Opposite the town of Bingen-am-Rhein, the monumental statue of Germania, built above the village of Rüdesheim, dominates the Rhine and the upper vineyards, almost 50 metres high. This monument celebrates the foundation of the new German empire following the Franco-German war of 1870. In one hand is the emperor's crown, while the other hand holds the imperial sword.

  • Kaiserstuhl

    On the border between the district of Zurich and Germany, the small town of Kaiserstuhl has maintained its yesteryear charm: it has barely spread beyond its medieval boundaries. Kaiserstuhl is the departure point for several walks, and it is possible to reach Eglisau, upstream, after a two-hour walk along the River Rhine.

  • Town of Rhenen

    Famous for its Gothic Cunera Church, constructed in the 15th century, the town of Rhenen has built up on the banks of the Lek - one of the many branches of the Rhine, downstream of Arnhem.

  • Düsseldorf Old Town

    Düsseldorf Old Town. Nicknamed "Little Paris", Düsseldorf is the German capital of fashion. It is also a great place to stop off on the EV15, especially for its historic city centre, which is bursting with international stalls and restaurants.

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