The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) was presented to Adolf Hitler on his 50th birthday as a retreat and place to entertain friends and visiting dignitaries.


Rhine Falls – Rheinfallfelsen

The largest plain waterfall in Europe near Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Formed last iceage aprx 14,000-17,000 yrs ago w/ erosion-resistant rocks narrowing the riverbed.

The large rock is a remnant of original limestone cliff flanking the former channel.


Rubble Hill – Birkenkopf

“Memorial to the victims and a warning to the living.”

Nearly 15 million cubic meters of rubble from WWII Allied bombing of Stuttgart Germany, an industrial center of the German war machine.



The Lorelei is a large rock on the Rhine river in Germany.

The rock and the murmur it creates have inspired various tales. The wind echoes with a remarkable singing sound that legend insists is the lullaby of a flaxen-haired maiden. Another old legend envisioned dwarfs living in caves in the rock.