Walbeck is an idyllic place on the Lower Rhine, which lies directly on the Dutch border and belongs to the city of Geldern. The place is known far beyond the borders of the Lower Rhine for its first-class asparagus. It is therefore not surprising that during the asparagus harvest from May to June, numerous asparagus fans flock to Walbeck to enjoy the royal vegetables freshly and lovingly prepared on the spot, or to buy the white stalks from one of the friendly asparagus farmers.
But in addition to its famous asparagus, Walbeck has much more to offer. Interesting sights and some beautiful natural sites with heath and forest landscapes make a trip to Walbeck worthwhile. For example, you will find the magnificent two-aisled Gothic parish church of St. Nicholas on the market square, a brick building from the 15th century. The historic windmills in Walbeck are also worth seeing. The “Kokermühle”, the only one of its kind on the Lower Rhine, was built in Holland around 1800, and rebuilt stone by stone in 1823 in Walbeck. The Steprather mill, on the other hand, is a tower windmill from the 16th to 17th centuries, which is still functional today and can be visited. Other sights include the Walbeck Castle, which is located in a beautiful forest with old trees. However, the building cannot be visited because the building now houses a social education facility.
Furthermore, Walbeck offers a varied range of events and leisure activities. You can find fun and relaxation, for example, in the beautiful forest outdoor pool with its various swimming pools and a huge lawn. Due to the available play facilities and the children’s pool, the pool is also suitable for families.
- Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus
- Steprather Mühle
- Koker Mühle
- Altes Pastorat
- Schloss Walbeck
- Waldfreibad Walbeck
- Spargel aus Walbeck
Map from Walbeck
Or use a stay in Walbeck and go on a bike tour through the region. Well-signposted bike paths lead cyclists on the one hand to the sights in the area, and on the other hand through the beautiful landscapes of the Lower Rhine. A detour across the border to Arcen in the Netherlands is one of the many options. Riders can explore the Lower Rhine in a completely different way. An extensive network of bridle paths is ideal for exploring the region on horseback. Those who prefer to walk can also choose from numerous hiking trails in the region. In short, Walbeck is always worth a trip, even outside the summer season.
Take a trip or a bike tour to Walbeck and take advantage of the attractive leisure and recreational offer. Some quaint restaurants and gourmet restaurants also offer Rhenish specialties as well as international dishes all year round. If you are planning a visit during the asparagus season, you should not miss the asparagus festival. Because Walbeck celebrates the season opening of the asparagus sale with a wonderful event, which also includes a parade and an asparagus and craft market in the center of the idyllic village.