Copenhagen was then a whirlpool of diplomatic intrigue, for George I.
A short way down the Rhine is the Bingerloch, a famous whirlpool, while about halfway between it and the town rises on a rock in the middle of the stream the Ml useturm (derived from Muserie, cannon), in which, according to legend, Archbishop Hatto II.
James threw Scotland into the whirlpool of European politics, dealing with Spanish envoys and with the duchess of Burgundy, the patroness of the mysterious Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Richard, duke of York, son of Edward IV.
In this manner powerful and numerous armies have been sunk in that whirlpool of destruction, and not a soul has escaped."
Closed in by mountains it flows past Linz in an unbroken stream - below, it expands and divides into many arms until it reaches the famous whirlpool near Grein where its waters unite and flow on in one channel for 40 m., through mountains and narrow passes.