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There are lots of town on the river.

IMG_0730-Along_the_Rhine_River.jpg One of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church buildingOne of many castles on the RhineThumbnailsRed church building

In earlier times the towns would put a chain across the river and charge a toll for boats to pass. This caused war after war which marked German history until unification in the late 1800s.