The small town of Xanten on the Lower Rhine with its numerous historic buildings is very worth seeing. Founded in the area of the former Roman city of Colonia Ulpia Trajan, the city is nicknamed the Roman City. And rightly so, because to this day there are diverse testimonies from Roman times. The historic city center, on the other hand, is characterized by numerous medieval buildings, including the cathedral. Xanten, the cultural-historical city on the Niederhein, offers its guests a variety of numerous historical sights, but also a wide range of leisure and events.
The cultural-historical city offers its guests not only numerous historical sights, but also a wide range of leisure activities and a diverse program of events. Outside and in the vicinity of the city, nature lovers also have access to numerous nature reserves such as the “Hees” or the “Hochwald”, which can be explored by bike or on foot.
One of the things that you should definitely see in Xanten is the medieval town center with its numerous historic buildings such as St Victor’s Cathedral, the old gabled houses and the historic windmill, the Kriemhildmühle. The city’s attractions also include the Archaeological Park with the Roman Museum and the amphitheater. In the historic city center, numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to linger. In the summer months you can enjoy the medieval atmosphere in the beer gardens at the market.
- St. Viktor Dom
- Kriemhild Mühle
- Klever Tor
- Gotische Haus Xanten
- LVR Archäologischer Park Xanten
- LVR Römermuseum
- LVR Amphitheater
- Wallfahrtsort Marienbaum
- Hafen Xanten
- Freizeit Zentrum Xanten
- Nibelungen Express
Map from Xanten
The Kriemhildmühle on the north wall also offers an extraordinary experience. Because here you can view a functioning old windmill and at the same time taste the full grain in the form of bread, rolls or cakes. If you want to get to know the mill better, guided tours, events and courses are offered. From the circular mill you also have a good view of the city and the Klever Tor, a relic of the former city fortifications. You can even spend the night in Klever Tor today. Or experience the city on a city tour or a ride on the Nibelungen Express, a small train! Xanten also offers a diverse program of events. The highlights of the events include the pilgrimages, the Roman festival, the shooting festival, the annual fair and the Xanten Oktoberfest.
But not only Xanten is worth a trip, the area surrounding the Roman city also offers numerous excursions. The recreation area Freizeit-Zentrum Xantener Nord- & Südsee is very popular, where you can take a raft trip, for example, or test your skills on a high-wire course. The Bislicher Insel nature reserve is a beautiful wetland that is home to rare plants and offers protection and food to migratory birds in the winter months. In the nature reserve “Hees”, “Balbergerwald or” Hochwald “, nature lovers will find numerous hiking trails. Not to be forgotten is the well-developed cycle path network, which allows trips to the surrounding area. Maybe you go to Kevelaer, Kalkar or Kleve or just to the Rhine and cross over by ferry. Kuhpfad wishes you a pleasant stay in the remarkable city on the Lower Rhine.