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Meeting of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers at Koblenz, Germany

50.3N 7.5E

January 22nd, 2010 Category: Rivers

Germany - December 31st, 2009

Germany - December 31st, 2009

The Moselle is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany. It is a left tributary of the Rhine, joining it at Koblenz. In the upper right quadrant of this orthorectified image, the two rivers can be seen at their convergence by Koblenz, with the Moselle to the left and the Rhine to the right. A small part of Belgium is also drained by the Mosel through the Our.

In Germany, downstream of its source in the Vosges Mountains of France, the Moselle Valley forms the division between the Eifel and Hunsrück mountain regions. Its total length from source to mouth is approximately 545 km.

Düsseldorf on the Banks of the Rhine, Germany

51.2N 6.7E

January 12th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Germany - December 31st, 2009

Germany - December 31st, 2009

The city of Düsseldorf, the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is visible along the banks of the River Rhine at the center left of this orthorectified image. It is located in the center of the Rhein-Ruhr area, one of Europe’s most populated metropolitan areas.

Dusseldorf lies in the middle of the lower Rhine basin on the delta of the Düssel River where it flows into the Rhine. The city is on the east side of the Rhine, except for District 4 (Oberkassel, Niederkassel, Heerdt and Lörick).

The highest point in Düsseldorf is the top of Sandberg in the far eastern part of the city (Hubbelrath borough) at 165 metres (541 ft). The lowest point is at the far northern end in Wittlaer borough where the Schwarzbach (Black Creek) enters the Rhine, with an average elevation of 28 metres (92 ft).

Lake Constance at the Northern Foot of the Alps – October 31st, 2009

47.5N 9.4E

October 31st, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Switzerland - September 29th, 2009

Switzerland - September 29th, 2009

Lake Constance (in German, Bodensee) is a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps. It consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee (“upper lake”), the Untersee (“lower lake”), and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein.

The lake is situated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps. Specifically, its shorelines lie in the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, and the Swiss cantons of Thurgau and St. Gallen. The Rhine flows into it from the south.

The freshwater lake sits at 395 m above sea level and is Central Europe’s third largest, after Lake Balaton and Lake Geneva. It is 63 km long, and at its widest point, nearly 14 km. It covers approximately 571 km² (208 mi²) of total area. The greatest depth is 252 m in the middle of the eastern part (Obersee). Its volume is approximately 55 km³.