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The Rhine and some of its tributaries are highly respected in Germany regarding wine is eminently important. Because of the steep slopes of some of these rivers is a major part of the German vineyards in 10 (13) immediately adjacent to or located in close proximity to Germany's wine regions. The importance of the river also underscores the fact that the most famous German grape variety Riesling is often called Rhine Riesling. The Rhine carries all the way Waters a positive effect on the wine and creates the necessary prerequisite of the formation of valley slopes.
The 1233 km long stream rises in Canton Grisons in the Swiss Alps. After the confluence of the Rhine front and rear Rhine at Reichenau-Tamins he called the Alpine Rhine and flows through the two-part Lake Constance . After the passage of the upper lake, he says the only four-kilometer stretch Seerhein, flows through the submarine and is called after the exit at Stein am Rhein is now the Upper Rhine. This is to Basle, the border between Switzerland and Germany in the south to the north.
The now 350-kilometer stretch between Basel on the triangle and Bingen is known as the Upper Rhine. The region lying east of the river Franconia is from the opposite Mainz which opens into the Rhine flowing through it in a large W-shape. East of the Upper Rhine, extending 300 kilometers in the Upper Rhine Valley from Lake Constance to Frankfurt am Main the region Baden (Germany) . At the Rhine at Mannheim in opening out the Neckar River and its tributaries is the majority of the vineyards of the east of Baden-growing region bordering WÃ¼rttemberg .
West of the Rhine knee at Wiesbaden is located north of Bingen and the Rhine in the form of a narrow strip of the region Rheingau . West of the Rhine just below includes the largest German wine-growing region Rheinhessen at. And among them is the south region Palatine with its eastern vineyards near the Rhine. To Bingen on the Rhine joins the Near into the Rhine, which gave the west of Rheinhessen wine-growing region bordering the name. The proximity of the Upper Rhine estuary bordering on the Rhine River.
The 130-kilometer section stretches from the Middle Rhine Bingen and Rudesheim am Rhein in the south to Bonn-Bad Godesberg, in the north. Flows at the Koblenz Moselle , which gave the lie to the west of the Rhine region its name. North of this is also named after a tributary region Ahr . Largely identical with the geographical region is the small wine-growing region Middle Rhine . The last section is now called the Lower Rhine from Bonn (Niederrijn). On the Dutch-German border begins with the division of the Rhine wide-area Rhine-Meuse delta (also Rhine delta), the flow is determined by several divisions. The five arms flow into the North Sea.