The city of Brüggen is located in the region of the Lower Rhine and lies in the middle of a nature park. The city offers a wide range of leisure activities as well as numerous buildings worth seeing, such as Brüggen Castle.

The small town of Brüggen on the Lower Rhine lies in the beautiful landscape of the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park. In the historical center of Bruges there is a medieval moated castle, a historical watermill and numerous other old buildings worth seeing. Due to its location in the beautiful nature park, the city is also a popular recreational destination that offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities. Drive out to Brüggen and enjoy the charm of the small town on the Lower Rhine.

City of Brüggen



Numerous old buildings in the municipality of Brüggen, which also include the Bracht and Born districts, are used today in a different way than their builders had planned. Today the municipal administration is located in the former monastery. The water mill in Brüggen and the Bornermühle from the 12th century are used as a restaurant. The Brachter Mühle, on the other hand, serves as a local museum and has been extensively restored. For demonstration purposes, the grinder is now powered by a motor. The last historical sight to be mentioned here is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

In addition to its numerous historic buildings, the region offers many natural sites. Due to its location in the beautiful nature park, the city is a popular recreational destination with a wide range of sports and leisure activities. As almost everywhere in the region of the Lower Rhine, cycling is very popular in the Brüggen region.
On well-signposted cycle paths, the cyclist is led you through idyllic forests, past river landscapes as well as beautiful lakes such as the Borner Lake, the Harik Lake, or the Vennekoten Lake. So the cyclist experiences the different landscapes, as well as the flora and fauna up close. Those who prefer hiking can explore the beautiful Venn landscapes and moorland on numerous hiking trails.

Highlights from Brüggen

Map from Brüggen

Useful Address / Link

Gemeinde Brüggen

Address: Burgwall 4 41379 Brüggen


City Guide


Hungry from the fresh air and the sporting activities always invite rest stops to stop. At the numerous lakes in the region, the thirsty hiker will find a wide range of options to quench his thirst. Or how about a boat trip across the lake. For those with sporting ambitions, oars and paddle boats are also available for rent. In short, Brüggen and its surroundings is a fantastic local recreation area that also has some great historical sights. Furthermore, various events, such as the “Brüggen Summer”, which takes place every year in the inner courtyard of the castle, bring numerous guests to Brüggen, complement the diverse cultural offer. The marksmen´s festivals and the castle festival at Pentecost are no less interesting. And last but not least, restaurants, bars and beer gardens round off the feel-good offer. If you are planning a longer stay, there are also some campsites as well as hotels and a youth hostel.