The town of Kamp-Lintfort is located in the Lower Rhine region and belongs to the Wesel district. The city has several districts, including the districts of Kamp and Lintfort, which gave the city its name, and the districts of Eyll, Hoerstgen and Saalhoff. In and around Kamp-Lintfort you will find numerous sights, a wide range of leisure activities and a varied program of events. There is also a shopping street on Moerserstrasse with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes.
The city of Kamp-Lintfort consists of several districts and is known worldwide in particular for the remarkable Kamp monastery in the district of the same name. But in addition to the old Cistercian monastery, the city on the Lower Rhine has much more to offer. Visitors can expect not only numerous sights, but also a wide range of leisure activities and a varied program of events. However, despite the numerous attractions in the urban area, the Kamp Monastery was and is of crucial importance for the region. If the monastery or the Cistercian abbey, on which the monastery can be attributed, contributed to the economic development of the area in the 12th century, the monastery with its magnificent terrace garden today attracts guests from all over the world to the city.
Just come to Kamp Lintfort and you will see the towers of the monastery from afar, which still enchants visitors with its beautiful terrace garden. The architecture of the monastery church, whose high vaults convey a majestic expanse, is no less impressive. In any case, you should allow time to visit the monastery and its convent buildings. Because the monastery, the monastery garden, as well as the monastery museum and the herb garden are worth seeing on the one hand, and on the other hand exude an enormous flair, which even Friedrich the Great is said to have inspired in his planning of the Sanssouci Palace.
Highlights from Kamp-Lintfort
Map from Kamp-Lintfort
Apart from the magnificent monastery garden, the area around Kamp-Lintfort also offers a lot of green. As soon as you leave the urban area, you experience the Lower Rhine in its purest form. Here the vast areas of the Lower Rhine with fields, streams and idyllic forests invite you to go hiking and cycling. However, what happens underground in the region is rarely noticed.
Kamp-Lintfort was the last mining town in the region. 4000 miners worked in the west mine and brought the former black gold to daylight. Kamp-Lintfort was also subject to structural change, and the mine was to be closed at the end of 2012. However, so that the history of mining is not forgotten, the mining museum on Mittelstraße presents numerous exhibits from a long mining tradition on the Lower Rhine. Another relic from the heyday of hard coal mining is the former miners’ colony “Altsiedlung”, which has become a popular residential area. Finds from a bygone era are much older and come to light when coal was mined. For example, a fossil that is 320 million years old was found at a depth of 397 meters. As a result, a geological museum was founded, in which the finds can be seen today.
Kamp-Lintfort also has a modern side. For example, shopping miles on Moerserstrasse invite you to shop, and the numerous restaurants and cafes offer Rhenish and international dishes. Drivers should use one of the city’s parking lots directly. Cyclists heading for Kamp-Lintfort have no problem finding a parking space. On the other hand, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to tour selection, because Kamp-Lintfort and its surrounding area are, like the entire Lower Rhine, a paradise for cyclists.
But hikers and other athletes will also find something to do in the city. The Kamper Forest, or the Leucht, an extensive forest area, invites you to extensive hikes. Golfers can practice their handicap on the 18-hole golf course at the foot of the monastery mountain. For water sports enthusiasts, the Pappelsee fun pool offers various attractions, such as a 118-meter water slide. Sailors and surfers meet at the Rossenrayersee. The one who wants to get an overview of Kamp-Lintfort is best to go out to Saalhoff, get on a sports plane at the local airport and take a sightseeing flight over the Green City on the Lower Rhine.