The beautiful city of Straelen is located in the district of Kleve on the Lower Rhine and borders directly on the Dutch border. The neighborhoods include Auwel-Holt, Bormig, Boeckholt, Broekhuysen, Brüxken, Hetzert, Herongen, Kastanienburg, Louisenburg, Rieth, Sang, Zand and Westerbroek. The business and cultural center of the city is the market square in Straelen, which, with its historic buildings and numerous restaurants, becomes a lively place, especially when the sun is shining and during the annual events. Come and enjoy the special atmosphere of the historic city center, above which the parish church of St. Peter and Paul stands out.
Other sights that you should have seen include the city archive, which is one of the oldest buildings in Straelen and has a diverse historical inventory. Also worth seeing is the market fountain by the artist Bonifatius Stirnberg and the Martinsbrunnen, which can be found on the north wall. Take advantage of a stay in Straelen for a tour of the city center. Stroll through the alleys and streets and discover the most beautiful sides of the city, because you will find buildings worth seeing on almost every corner. At the end of each tour you will come back to the market square, whose numerous street cafes invite you to linger.
- Historischer Stadtkern
- Kirche St. Peter und Paul
- Haus Caen
- Haus Coull
- Naturpark Maas-Schwalm-Nette
- Romantisch Heiraten in Straelen
- Keramik Galerie Herchenhahn
- Martinsbrunnen am Nordwall
Map from Straelen
In addition to the sights in the historic center of Straelen, the individual districts of the city also offer numerous attractions. Just get on a bike and explore the nearby districts. The wedding chapel in the forest and local recreation area “Paesmühle” as well as the manor houses and historic buildings on the river Niers and houses Caen, House Coull, House Eyll and House Vlassrath are very worth seeing, but not all are freely accessible. In the Herongen district there are two churches dedicated to St. Amandus and a chapel, which are also worth seeing. In the district of Louisenburg, parts of the historic lock on the north channel can still be seen. If you don’t want to explore the city on your own, Kuhpfad recommends one of the tours offered. To name a few city tours through the historic city center, tours of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul or a visit to a pottery workshop.
Straelen not only offers numerous sights, but also a wide range of leisure activities and events. Among other things, the open Sundays numerous visitors from the region to Straelen to go bargain hunting in the relaxed shopping atmosphere. The city festival in July, the spring and autumn fair, the music event “Straelen Live” and the Christmas market are also popular. Straelen’s diverse range of leisure activities also includes cycling, swimming, skating and hiking. The numerous signposted cycle routes in and around Straelen are popular with young and old. Hikers often use the hiking trails in the “Maas-Schwalm-Nette” nature park and there are also signposted skater routes for skaters and inline skates. Not to forget the modern fitness pool “water jets”. Come to Straelen and experience a lively city on the Lower Rhine, which is also known for its horticulture and one of the largest auction halls for flowers and plants in Europe.
Just drive to Straelen and experience a charming city on the Lower Rhine. You can expect some sights, a varied range of leisure activities and events, as well as restaurants and cafes all around the market square.