Info Guide, the Lower Rhine region is increasingly becoming a popular holiday destination in Germany. A few tips and information can therefore certainly be useful.

However, given the wealth of information, only a few tips can be given on this page. Further details on the various topics can be found on the numerous pages of this Niederrhein portal.


Entry into Germany,

citizens from states of the European Union only need a photo ID (passport) for their entry. Tourists from the USA, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zeeland or Switzerland only need a valid passport for a stay of up to 3 months. Travelers from most African and Asian countries have to apply for a visa before entering Germany. If you have any questions, the respective representation (embassy) of the respective country will help, addresses can be found here. In Germany it is compulsory to carry an identification document (passport) with you.

Travel health insurance,

we recommend taking out travel health insurance for tourists from abroad, even if there are various agreements between the states of the European Union. In the event of an accident, please call 112 or drive to a nearby hospital. More and more tourists also come to the Lower Rhine for medical treatment, many doctors and clinics are prepared for this so-called medical tourism. Continue reading…

Important holidays on the Lower Rhine,

New Year January 1st, Good Friday, May Day May 1st, Day of German Unity October 3rd, All Saints Day November 11th, Christmas Days December 24th, 25th. December, New Years Eve December 31st


most public telephones do not accept coins, but only work with a telephone card, which you can get in kiosks, in T-points, as well as at gas stations or the post office. Unless you can find a public telephone. There are often public telephones only in central locations.

Leisure Fun Lower Rhine

The region of the Lower Rhine offers a variety of opportunities to make leisure time entertaining, cultural or sporty.

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Historic Buildings Lower Rhine

In the region of the Lower Rhine you will find diverse historic buildings as castles,  palaces, churches and more.

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Useful phone numbers:


Police emergency number: 110
Emergency ambulance: 112
Emergency call by mobile phone: 112
Roadside assistance ADAC: 0 180 2 22 22 22 (0.06 € / call German landline – mobile network – connection costs depending on the network operator / provider)
Roadside assistance ADAC via mobile phone: 22 22 22 (connection costs depending on network operator / provider)
Credit card blocking: 116116
Timetable information for Deutsche Bahn: 0800/1507090 (free service number)
Telephone counseling cath. : 0800/1110222 (free service number)
Telephone counseling: 0800/111 0 111 (free service number)


You don’t necessarily have to use the car to explore the Lower Rhine, as you can also discover the Lower Rhine by train or bike.

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Eating & drinking,

various restaurants, bars and breweries offer their guests both regional and international dishes. You should try the typical top-fermented beer (Altbier) from the Lower Rhine.

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In the region of the Lower Rhine you will find wonderful castle hotels, simple guest houses with breakfast, horse riding stations, campsites, youth hostels, holiday apartments or hotels from 1 to 5 stars.

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