Photographer's Note

From Basel up to Mainz and even further, Rhine river has flown through the Upper Rhenish Lowland Plains, with a maximum of smooth hills accompanying him, and these have often been 20 kms away.
At Bingen, the river takes a sharp bend northward and enters narrow Middle Rhine Valley. Navigation is not quite easy here, and piloting was common until 1988.
From Rossel viewpoint, we take a look at the river's sharp bend, including the ruins of Ehrenfels castle and Mäuseturm (Mice Tower) on the small island, now in scaffolding and formerly a customs post as well as the castle itself.
The river coming down from the far distance is Nahe river, a left tributary with her source up in the Saarland. Nahe is crossed on her last few yards by Drusus Bridge, named after roman general Drusus who was the first one to erect a bridge here.
The city on left bank is Bingen, site of the 2008 Rhineland-Palatinate Gardening Fair.

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