Jakob trifft den Niederrhein, © Niederrhein Tourismus, Andreas Baum

James meets the Nieder­rhein

Nieder­rhein Tour­is­mus GmbH

Five days on the Way of St. James

Map of NRW

Dive in­to this hike along the ex­cep­tion­ally mul­ti­fa­ceted par­tial stage of Jakob­sweg 4. The point of de­par­ture is Kleve. In the heart of Kleve, the im­pos­ing Schwan­en­burg sits en­throned, wel­com­ing its guests from afar with its mighty sil­hou­ette. The im­press­ive Mu­seum Kur­haus Kleve in­vites you to get in the mood for your hike with mod­ern and con­tem­por­ary art.
The next day takes you through nu­mer­ous little towns to Kalkar. On your way, you should plan a vis­it to the im­press­ive Schloss Moy­land in Bed­burg-Hau. Leave your every­day life be­hind as you hike and en­joy the idyll­ic sur­round­ings. Along the way, you can "Rhein­aue er­leben". In the his­tor­ic mu­ni­cip­al­ity of Kalkar, the best way to end the day is at one of the many res­taur­ants on the his­tor­ic mar­ket­place with a view of the im­pos­ing Gerichtslinde (court linden) and the his­tor­ic Town Hall.
As you make your way to the le­gendary Ro­man town of Xanten , among oth­ers you hike through the small town of Ap­pel­dorn with the grand Burg Boet­zelaer. Xanten­er Süd­see, a beau­ti­ful corner of the earth, of­fers a place to take a rest. The nearby LVR-Archäo­lo­gis­che Park Xanten sends cul­ture lov­ers back to long for­got­ten times and brings the Ro­mans to life again. Listen closely in the me­di­ev­al town centre with its his­tor­ic­al build­ings, per­haps you will hear the march­ing of Ro­man troops... 
In the former cus­toms and fort­ress town of Rhein­berg, you can fin­ish off the last even­ing of your trip won­der­fully be­fore mak­ing the jour­ney home the next day.

Tips along the route

  • Kleve: Schwan­en­burg/baroque garden com­plex/Mu­seum Kur­haus Kleve/Mor­itzgrab
  • "Rhein­aue er­leben": Info and App avail­able at www.rhein­aue-er­leben.de
  • Kalkar: Church of St. Nic­olai/Kalkar Mill/ Mar­ket­place with Gerichtslinde (court linden)/City mu­seum of Kalkar
  • Xanten: His­tor­ic old town/ Cathed­ral of St. Vikt­or/LVR-Archäo­lo­gis­cher Park Xanten LVR-Römer­Mu­seum

Tour dis­tance

Total route ap­prox. 57 km


  • Four overnight stays with break­fast
  • In­fopack in­clud­ing maps
  • Lug­gage trans­port
  • Ad­mis­sion Schloss Moy­land
  • Ad­mis­sion LVR-Archäo­lo­gis­cher Park Xanten/ LVR-Römer­Mu­seum
  • Park­ing in Kleve

Tour route

Day 1 | Kleve
Day 2 | Kleve - Kalkar (ap­prox. 17 bzw. 24 km)
Day 3 | Kalkar - Xanten (ap­prox. 20 bzw. 16 km)
Day 4 | Xanten - Rhein­berg (ap­prox. 21 km)
Day 5 | Rhein­berg in­di­vidu­al jour­ney home


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Travel period

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020

Duration in days



per person in a double room from EUR 389,00
per person in a single room from EUR 545,00

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Upon request, you can bring your four-legged friends with you on the trip.

Any applicable spa or bed taxes are not included in the price and must be paid on site. Additional overnight stays possible upon request. All prices apply subject to availability at the time of booking.

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Jakob trifft den Niederrhein, © Niederrhein Tourismus, Andreas Baum
Jakob trifft den Niederrhein, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Jakob trifft den Niederrhein, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz
Jakob trifft den Niederrhein, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

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