With over 5000 hectares, the Klever Reichswald Nature Park forms the largest contiguous forest area on the Lower Rhine.

The Reichswald is a local recreation area for people from the nearby cities as well as a drinking water reserve and home to many animals and plants. It was also a place of worship and cemetery, as can be seen in various barrows and the British cemetery of honor.
It was also used as an animal pasture and wood supplier. In the past, charcoal was also produced in the Reichswald. The forest has been exposed to numerous destruction by deforestation and the effects of war over time, but you can still find original corners.


Forest Klever Reichswald

Forest Klever Reichswald

Especially in the center of the Reichswald, the Gelderberg, the forest is relatively original. Other parts were reforested with pines in the past, which have meanwhile given way to typical Lower Rhine trees such as beech or oak. Nevertheless, a large part of the forest area is covered with pine trees today. But it doesn’t matter which part of the Reichswald you are in, the variety of plants and the large number of animals make a hike through the nature reserve an experience.

The red deer enclosures, in which wild boars can also be seen, are also very popular. Go out to the Reichswald and enjoy the beautiful nature, in which you can discover some interesting plants and animals.

The Reichswald as part of the Ketelwald. The so-called Ketelwald describes a forest area that stretched between Xanten and Nijmegen in the Middle Ages. However, many parts of this formerly large forest area were cleared and destroyed. The Reichswald remained on the German side.


Tip: A brochure from Kleve Tourism gives an overview of the various routes. Click here for the brochure!

Hiking Paths : There are various hiking trails in the Reichswald

Natural Sites in the Lower Rhine region:

Forest Klever Reichswald

Location: Numerous parking spaces for hikers in the Reichswald region on the Lower Rhine


This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.

Natural Sites

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