The Rhine is Europe’s most important (river, stream, etc.), and its most beautiful. With a total length of 1,320 kilometers, this beautiful river stretches from Switzerland through Germany all the way to the Netherlands. While there are many places in Germany to enjoy this beautiful river, the lovely Upper Middle Rhine Valley section is probably the best place to see it. Here, this often-dramatic 65-kilometer stretch of river brags more than 40 (huge, fancy, stone houses) and some60 beautiful (very old time in history) towns all just waiting to be explored either by river cruise orby car. (eat or drink way too much)n, where the river cuts through a deep (deep crack in the Earth) before entering the Bacharach valley, is a good place to start .