The city of Krefeld is located in the Lower Rhine region and is nicknamed “Velvet & Silk City”. With around 220,000 inhabitants, Krefeld is one of the largest cities in the region. Krefeld offers a varied cultural, leisure, event and shopping offer as well as some sights. Just come to Krefeld and discover the diverse sights of the city. Follow the traces of the more than 600 year old city history or go shopping in the modern city. Visit one of the city’s attractions or experience one of the numerous events that take place in Krefeld over the course of a year. The bike-friendly city on the Lower Rhine is looking forward to its guests!
The city of Krefeld has something for everyone. The city’s museums with their works of art from various eras invite visitors to explore as well as the Botanical Garden or the Krefeld Zoo. Krefeld is also a popular leisure and shopping destination for many people from the region. In the clear city center, which lies between the four ramparts (east wall, south wall, west wall, north wall), visitors will find various shops and numerous boutiques. The diverse range of restaurants further rounds off the diverse offerings of the city.
In Krefeld you will find numerous historical buildings as well as important contemporary buildings. The most impressive architectural eyewitnesses include the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, where visitors can view works by world-famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Hans Arp and Joseph Beuys. The house Lange, a building in the Bauhaus style, however serves as an exhibition place of modern art. Also very worth seeing is the Buschhüter-Haus on the westwall and the former mansion of the von der Leyen family, in which the town hall is now located. Numerous churches, such as the Liebfrauen Church, a neo-Gothic basilica or the Dionysius Church, as well as the Seidenweber monument, are an integral part of the cityscape. Not to forget the Linn Castle, which can be found in the Linn district.
Map from Krefeld
Krefeld also offers a diverse program of events. The highlights of the events include the annual flax market, a craft and customs market that takes place every year at Pentecost in the historic center of Linn. Not to be forgotten is the Niederrheinische Pottbäckermark in the city as well as the fun fair and the popular flea markets on the Sprödentalplatz.
The city’s leisure options include the Krefeld Zoo, the theater, the Bockum swimming pool, the Elfrather See recreation area, the botanical garden, and numerous other parks, such as the Stadtwald or Hülser Bruch. In the Royal Palace, a multifunctional arena, a wide variety of events take place. Football fans can attend a KFC Uerdingen home game at the Grotenburg Stadium. If you are interested, please see the Kuhpfad.de event calendar, where further events in Krefeld and in the Lower Rhine region are listed.
In order to explore the immediate vicinity of Krefeld, the bicycle is a convenient means of transportation. Because Krefeld is called “bike-friendly city”. Drive out to the Rhine and enjoy the beautiful river landscapes. On the Hülserberg, wherever you could take the nostalgic “Schluff” railway, there is a lookout tower, as well as wild boar and fallow deer. In addition to the historic windmill, there is also a glider airfield on the Egelsberg. A trip to the Botanical Garden in Krefeld Oppum shows you a colorful world of plants and flowers. Or cycle to one of the neighboring towns and experience small idyllic villages, forests and river landscapes on your way there. Those interested can also find some tour suggestions under the heading bike tours.
Just go to Krefeld and experience a modern city on the Lower Rhine. You can expect some sights, a varied range of leisure activities, including numerous cycling and hiking trails, a colorful range of events, as well as numerous gardens and parks. Furthermore, there are good shopping opportunities in Krefeld with classic shopping streets, shopping arcades and a large department store.