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Reichenau - confluence of the Rhine rivers

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  • Reichenau - Zusammenfluss von Vorderrhein und Hinterrhein
    Reichenau - Zusammenfluss von Vorderrhein und Hinterrhein
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur - Die Alpenstadt
The hamlet dominated by Reichenau Castle lies at the confluence of the Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein rivers and is thus virtually the birthplace of the Rhine.
At the confluence of the Hinterrhein and the Vorderrhein, at the birthplace of the Alpine Rhine, is Reichenau. The place was already of great importance in the 14th century, when long-distance traffic over the Graubünden Alpine passes increased and two bridges and a customs house were built. Reichenau is a transport hub, where the routes of the north-south axis separate. Reichenau Castle stands in a spectacular location. Built in the 17th century by the Schauenstein episcopal minister family, it has a long history. The last king of France even lived here once. Today, the historical building belonging to the von Tscharner family is used as a winery.
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Update: June 24, 2022


2'750'281E 1'187'761N
46.824026, 9.408288
46°49'26.5"N 9°24'29.8"E
32T 531142 5185690
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