Loreley Rock

Rhine River Vacation and Cruise Guide

The most famous mountain along the Rhine River is Loreley Rock.  It is situated at the narrowest point on the Rhine River between Switzerland and the North Sea.

Due to strong currents at Loreley Rock, many ships have gone down here.

Loreley Rock on the Rhine River
Loreley Rock on the Rhine River

A number of old legends involve Loreley Rock.  One such legends involves a young maiden who jumped to her death from the rock because of an unfaithful lover.

The legend is alluded to in a famous German song called Loreley

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