Kalkar

The city of Kalkar in the region of the Lower Rhine already received city rights in 1242, and therefore has a long history. But despite some destruction, such as in World War II, visitors to Kalkar will find some imposing buildings, witnesses of an eventful past. The St. Nikolai Church, the largest three-aisled Gothic hall church on the Lower Rhine, is already visible from afar. A trip to Kalkar is worthwhile for this church alone with its impressive architecture and its wealth of works of art, such as paintings, statues and wood carvings.

City Kalkar

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Kalkar

But the idyllic town offers other buildings worth seeing, as well as natural sites. The historic town hall, which lies opposite the Nikolaikirche, is also very worth seeing. It is a three-storey brick building from the 15th century and, due to its tower and its battlements, is reminiscent of a medieval castle. If you look from the town hall onto the market square, you will see other pretty houses. The house Markt 27 from the 14th century is one of the oldest. The numerous gabled houses from the 16th century are somewhat younger.

A tour around the market square is recommended, starting from the Nikolaikirche over to the town hall and from there on. This also leads to side streets of the city center, in which there are also numerous historic buildings. For example, there are two Gothic brick buildings on Grabenstrasse, which today houses the city museum and the city archive. The city windmill and the old brewing and baking house of the city are on Hanselaer Straße. There is also a Renaissance building from 1550 on Kesselstrasse. Also worth mentioning is the “House Sieben Linden”, which shines in the Baroque style, and the former city prison (Taubenturm), as well as the Protestant church.

Highlights from Kalkar

  • St. Nikolai Kirche
  • Historisches Rathaus
  • Haus Markt 27
  • Stadtmuseum
  • Kalkarer Mühle
  • Haus Sieben Linden
  • Heimatmuseum
  • Wisseler Dünen
  • Yachthafen Kalkar
  • Freizeitpark Wunderland
  • Wisseler See

Map from Kalkar

Useful Address / Link

City Kalkar

Tourist-Info: Grabenstraße 66, 47546 Kalkar

Internet: https://www.kalkar.de

City Guide

Kalkar

In contrast to the historical buildings, the concrete structures of the nuclear power plant, which was never commissioned, stand. Today an amusement park is located on the premises, and annually attracts visitors from near and far to Kalkar. The city’s numerous museums are also very popular. The city museum at Grabenstrasse 66 exhibits thousands of historical documents on the one hand, and offers artists from the region an exhibition space on the other. The local history museum in the Grieth district delights with its collection on shipping, as well as the Lower Rhine cultural life. Anyone who is in Grieth, which is located directly on the Rhine, should also visit the parish church of St. Peter and Paul. Because in the magnificent brick building from the 14th and 15th centuries there are numerous works of art worth seeing.

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Kalkar

As in the entire region of the Lower Rhine, bicycles are also an ideal means of transportation in Kalkar to explore the city and its surrounding area. This way you can also get to the picturesque town of Hanselaer, which has retained its Lower Rhine character as a village to this day. The center of Wissel with the magnificent parish church of St. Clement is also idyllic. Wissel also offers a beautiful nature reserve and the Wissler See amusement park, which offers water sports enthusiasts a wide range. Back in Kalkar, some cafes and restaurants invite you to linger. Guests can choose from a number of hotels and rooms for overnight stays. Other overnight accommodation options can also be found in the “Wunderland Kalkar” amusement park. Kuhpfad wishes you a pleasant stay in the idyllic town of Kalkar on the Lower Rhine, in the vicinity of which numerous other attractions of the Lower Rhine await visitors. Take a trip to Moyland Castle, the Roman city of Xanten or the pilgrimage site of Kevelaer. All destinations are easy to reach by bike, car and train.