Geldern in the region of the Lower Rhine already received city rights in the 13th century. today the city belongs to the district of Kleve. The center of the city of Geldern is still the market square, where numerous events take place. The districts of Kapellen, Pont, Walbeck, Vernum, Lüllingen, Hartefeld and Veerst also belong to the city of Geldern.
The marketplace is now a popular meeting place and shopping place in the city. There are numerous shops as well as restaurants and cafes, which offer international dishes in addition to Rhenish specialties. Furthermore, various events take place in the market place over the course of a year. These include the international festival of street painters as well as the fair and the open air festival. Just come to Geldern and enjoy the almost village atmosphere of the city, which still offers everything you would expect from a modern city.
Furthermore Geldern offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities. The possibility to explore Geldern and its surroundings by bike should be emphasized. Well-signposted bike paths take you to the sights and natural sites in the immediate vicinity of the city. For example, visitors will find the well-preserved Haag Castle, a Gothic moated castle from the 14th century, about 2 kilometers from the city center. Also interesting is the district of Walbeck, which is known both for its asparagus and has some historical buildings.
Map from Geldern
Don’t miss the evangelical Holy Spirit Church from the 18th century, the pastorate building of the former Carmelite monastery, the Villa von Eerde in Geldern and the various sights in the different districts of Geldern. These include the Catholic parish church of St. Antonius on Hartefelder Dorfstraße, the Catholic parish church of St. Georg on Kapellener Markt, the pilgrimage chapel in Aengenesch, the chapel St. Rochus in the district of Lüllingen, the Kölner Heiligenhäuschen on Heideweg in Veert and the windmill on Poelycker Weg in Vernum.
Enjoy your stay in Geldern and take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Cities of cultural history such as Kevelaer and Xanten are nearby and can be easily reached by car or bicycle. Ride on the signposted bike paths through the Lower Rhine landscape, which in the Geldern region is characterized by meadows, fields and small idyllic forests. For longer stays, there are hotels and rooms of various categories to choose from in Geldern and the nearby towns. Kuhpfad wishes you a pleasant stay