The northernmost stretch of the Rhine in Germany takes the river through the largest of Germany's federal states: North Rhine-Westphalia. Our trip on what's called the Lower Rhine begins in its capital, Düsseldorf.
The 180 kilometer stretch of the Rhine between Bonn and Emmerich is called the Lower Rhine. The Rhine is one of Europe's most important waterways. Many of the ports on its banks were created as early as the Middle Ages. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798