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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.

  • Emmerich-am-Rhein, a walk along the Rhine

    A relaxing time is guaranteed for all at the Promenade on the Rhine at Emmerich-am-Rhein. This pedestrianised area running along the river is lined with cafés and sun loungers facing the many boats that go up and down the river. This location also boasts the longest suspended footbridge in Germany.

  • Büsingen

    Büsingen is a German village in Switzerland (next to Schaffhausen). Politically Büsingen is German, but economically speaking, the Swiss law is applicable. The village is a so-called exclave, which, from Germany, can only be accessed through the border with Switzerland. Because of the different legsilations German/Swiss, problems arise for the inhabitants on a daily basis, which they try to solve patiently, but obstinately.

  • Versamer Tobel Bridge

    The wild and eroded landscape of the Versam region, upstream from Bonaduz, is not at all easy to pass through. However, a mountain road, one of the most spectacular routes in the Swiss Alps, was built in the 1880s, with several tunnels, sharp bends, and retaining walls. The bridge spanning over the Versamer Tobel, a daring steel structure built in 1897, peaks at 70 metres above the Rabiusa, a tributary of the Rhine.

  • Cathedral of St. Peter of Worms

    Alongside the cathedrals of Mainz and Speyer, the Cathedral of St. Peter of Worms is one of the most remarkable Romanesque churches in the Rhine Valley. A must-see is the Gothic south portal, which was added in the 14th century.

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