The city of Viersen is located in the Lower Rhine region and is home to around 75,000 inhabitants. Embedded in the Lower Rhine landscape, the city of Viersen and its districts offers numerous sights and a wide range of leisure, sports and events. The business center in downtown Viersen also invites you to shop and relax.
Viersen, Dülken, Süchteln and Boisheim are now part of the city of Viersen, which in the past were independent communities and had developed differently as a result. In the 19th century, the region experienced a real boom through the textile industry. But already in the 1950s & 1960s, the textile industry almost came to a standstill. Instead of silk weavers, international companies from the confectionery, automotive and food retail sectors now offer jobs for the almost 80,000 inhabitants of the city, which attracts visitors to the region with a diverse cultural program and a wide range of leisure and event options.
Map from Viersen
The city’s business center is located in the center of Viersen and invites you to shop and linger. Here you will also find some historic buildings worth seeing. The Dülken district is characterized by its medieval layout and its alleys, in which the visitor will find numerous pubs. Süchteln is the district in the countryside where living is excellent, and Boisheim has retained its village character to this day and is quite worth seeing because of its old brick houses.
The best way to explore the city center of Viersen is on foot, so you can get to the sights on the one hand and enjoy the flair of the city on the other. The starting point of a tour can be the Remigiusplatz, where the late Gothic Remigiuskirche from the 15th century is located. Also worth seeing is the Remigiusbrunnen on the main street, the Protestant parish church from the 19th century and the old generator hall on the Rektoratstraße, a beautifully restored industrial monument with a facade worth seeing, and a magnificent hall. The so-called Imperial Villa, which is now used as an urban gallery, is somewhat smaller. Some historical gardens and parks offer the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle on the main street. It is particularly colorful and sometimes noisy in Viersen to the numerous events that take place in the city area in the course of a year. The international jazz festival, various markets, such as the Schöppermarkt on Ash Wednesday or the Martinsmarkt, as well as the rifle festivals, which culminate in autumn with a large rifle festival and the fun fair, attract visitors from near and far to Viersen it in the Boisheim district too. Here the tourist finds an almost typical Lower Rhine village, which is characterized by old brick houses and a parish church.
The old town of Dülken is also characterized by many historic buildings. This is how the five-nave parish church of St. Cornelius can be found on the picturesque market. Remains of the city wall and the prisoner tower on Theodor-Frings-Allee testify to the former independence of the city. The Fool’s Mill, on the other hand, is historically worth seeing, and on the other hand offers with the Carnival Museum an insight into the history of fools on the Lower Rhine. Also worth mentioning is the old water tower, from which you have a view of addicts. In the city center of the district of Süchteln is the St. Clemens church with its mighty tower and its remarkable high altar from the 16th century. In the local history museum tools and devices of the old weavers are exhibited, to whom a monument was erected with the weaver fountain.
More sights and excursions can be found in the vicinity of Viersen. To reach them you can either use the bike or explore the region by car. The cycle paths around Viersen are well signposted and lead the cyclist through the Lower Rhine landscape, which is no longer so flat here with the Süchtelner mountain ranges. So you shouldn’t miss the Irmgadis chapel on Heiligenberg. The Bokerter Heide and the Süchtelner Höhen invite you to take long walks. A completely different alternative to get to know the Lower Rhine is paddle tours on the river Niers. If you would like to sail or surf, you and anglers will find a place at the numerous lakes in the region. Kuhpfad wishes you a pleasant stay in Viersen and its green surroundings.
Just go to Viersen and experience a charming city on the Lower Rhine. You can expect some sights, a varied range of leisure activities and a colorful program of events.