National Geographic : 1967 Apr
iYouthful titan, the Alpine Rhine draws life from the glaciers and snow fields of east Switzerland. Like a vast root system, feeder streams unite at Reichenau to form Switzerland's watery frontier, first with Liechtenstein, then with Austria, and finally with West Germany at the Lake of Constance. Spilling from the lake's west rim, the river thunders over the spectacular Rhine Falls (pages 486-7), divides the inland port of Basel in two, and bends northward, leaving youth and Switzerland behind, to become a giant among rivers. DJ;.