Weekend getaway to the Lower Rhine region: Combining culture, wellness and nature
Wide landscapes, numerous cultural sights and relaxation opportunities for every taste: The Lower Rhine region Niederrhein has it all. Located right next to the Dutch border and in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia cities like Düsseldorf form the centre of the region.
Natural diversity in the Niederrhein regionYou can find great diversity in nature in this area. Flat and wide landscapes, meadows and numerous rivers are remarkable here. The nature park 'Hohe Mark' in the western region of Münster is the home of many native animals and covers about 1.000 square meters. Hikers will here find everything: from lawns to moors to woody mountains. Equally beautiful is the nature park 'Schwalm-Nette', which offers refreshments with its numerours lakes and rivers on a hot summer day.
Getting active and fit in the Lower Rhine areaFor sports lovers a holiday break at the Lower Rhine has a lot to offer. Climbing, golfing, sailing and even surfing - everything is possible here. Besides that, the diversity in nature at the Niederrhein area is perfect for bicycle tours and hikes, which let you forget your everyday stress. The 'Niederrhein route' is with its 2000 km the longest bycicle path of Germany.
Diving into the cultureThe Lower Rhine region has a lot to offer when it comes to culture. Daytrips are here the perfect option to explore the various sights. Xanten for example is famous as a roman city and is with its historical background definitely worth a visit. Former known as 'Colonia Uloia Traiana', Xanten used to be the home for Romans 2000 years ago. The castle 'Moyland' is especially interesting for arts lovers. As museum for modern and contemporary arts it has an impressive collection.
Further sights worth a visit are
- Museum Insel Hombroich near Neuss
- Castle Dyck in Jüchen
- Schloss Rheydt in Mönchengladbach
- The Grafschaft in Moers