Numerous myths and stories are told about the probably most famous European river, the Rhine. With a total length of 1,233 kilometers, it runs through four countries, from its source at Andermatt in the Swiss Alps to its mouth at Rotterdam in the Netherlands. A small part is in France, but the greater part of the Rhine flows through Germany. By bicycle, the discovery of this river with its varied facets, cultural and natural environments becomes a very special experience. Because the RheinRadWeg runs parallel to the river, with well-developed and bicycle-friendly routes on both banks of the river. A particularly interesting section of the RheinRadWeg can be found in North Rhine-Westphalia. Here the RheinRadWeg runs from the'Drachenfels\\\' in the'Siebengebirge\\\' to Emmerik. Historic village centers alternate with the flair of major metropolises such as Cologne and Düsseldorf. The busy inland port city of Duisburg with its industrial culture is just as beautiful as the beautiful landscape along the Lower Rhine or the impressive architectural monuments all along the route: lively and rich in contrast, this is how the popular cycle route in the most densely populated federal state presents itself.