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Ausblick auf die Kopfbäume beim Sonnenuntergang, © Sprave Regionalverband Ruhr

Bar­ri­er-free ex­per­i­ences in the Lower Rhine re­gion


Ex­pans­ive land­scapes and his­tor­ic­al towns

Wheth­er its the ex­pans­ive nat­ur­al land­scapes, stately moated castles or his­tor­ic­al old towns – nature lov­ers and art en­thu­si­asts both get their money’s worth on the Lower Rhine.

On the Lower Rhine, holidaymakers can enjoy some time out in the magnificent natural landscape. Wild geese spend their winters here in the Rhine wetlands and willows; river meadows and moors define this expansive landscape. Museums, castles and parks in the region offer exciting excursion destinations. 

Hiking without limits

The flat landscape of the Lower Rhine is ideal for hikers. You can even hike the Jakobsweg (Way of St. James) through former moorlands and colourful lake landscapes. One stage runs from Nijmegen in the Netherlands to Krefeld-Linn along old postal trails, passing small fishing villages along the way.

Xanten climatic spa

You pass through the city gates to the historical old town of Xanten. Xanten market is usually busy in good weather. Visitors can sit at one of the cafés and enjoy an ice-cream. The majestic St. Victor’s Cathedral rises above the town. The former collegiate church is home to many art treasures.

On the trail of the Romans

Right next to Xanten, there was once a Roman town called Colonia Ulpia Traiana. At today’s Xanten Archaeological Park, Germany’s biggest open air museum, parts of the city have been reconstructed – including the city wall, harbour temple and amphitheatre. A Roman museum now stands on the foundations of the Basilica Thermarum, which used to be the entrance hall of a Roman public bath.

Museums, palaces and castles

Art lovers will find the many museums on the Lower Rhine worth visiting. Museum Castle Moyland is a medieval moated castle surrounded by extensive gardens with a sculpture park and herb garden. The castle itself is a museum of modern and contemporary art and home to almost 6,000 works by Joseph Beuys. Hombroich Museum Island is a very special place for art and nature. On the extensive grounds with their ancient stand of trees, expansive meadows and neo-classical villa, individual exhibition pavilions sit in the landscape and are designed to facilitate direct encounters between people and art in nature.

The offerings and establishments below are certified by “Reisen für Alle” (Travel for All) and ensure a relaxing holiday in the Lower Rhine region.

Further information on “Reisen für Alle” (Travel for All) on the Lower Rhine can be found on the following websites:
www.kreis-wesel.de | www.niederrhein-tourismus.de

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Be inspired: images of your NRW

Berliner-Tor in Wesel, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH
Schloss Moyland in Bedburg-Hau am Niederrhein
Blässgänse am Niederrhein, © Sebastian Hennigs
Ausblick auf die Kopfbäume beim Sonnenuntergang, © Sprave Regionalverband Ruhr
Arena im Archäologischer Park Xanten, © Helmut Berns