Excursion in Xanten and surroundings

The Hotel Nibelungen Hof is an ideal base for exploring the Lower Rhine. This invites you to many excursions and extensive day trips. To the numerous sights of the city and the region you will get further information and materials, brochures, city maps, hiking maps etc. also at the reception.

We have compiled a small list of interesting facilities in Xanten and its surroundings.

Especially cyclists are addressed to the beautiful landscape with its many sights to "experience".

  • Siegfried Museum. The museum is located in the center of the historic old town, in the shadow of the cathedral. The visit is a stroll through the history. On partly over-built historic buildings, the museum houses exhibits from 600 years, showing a dramatic image of each individual era. In the entrance area, remains of the old-time bishoprens can be discovered. From the reconstructed central gate a historic link leads to the mighty tower of the sea, which originally belonged to the late medieval town fortification and served as a prison.
  • The Stiftsmuseum Xanten is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical museums in Germany. It houses the magnificent church treasury of the Xanten St. Viktor-Dom.
  • St. Viktor Cathedral. No matter what direction the city is approaching Xanten, it is the first building in the city that can be seen from a distance. It rises majestically above the center of the city: the St. Viktor cathedral.
  • LVR Archaeological Park Xanten. Exciting and instructive: The APX offers Roman history as a close-up experience. The Archaeological Park is also a high-ranking research center and a place to relax and play.
  • LVR-Roman Museum Xanten. Since its opening in 2008, the LVR Roman Museum has been the heart of the Archaeological Park. Take a look at the unique structure and its fascinating inner life.

Bislich: about 4 km

  • Bislicher island, 1,200 hectares of nature reserve, in the winter time are here a lot of Siberian wild geese to be observed

Sonsbeck: approx. 8 km

  • Largest tractors and agricultural engineering museum in Germany with over 360 machines. (Closed on Monday)

Marienbaum: about 8 km

  • Small place of pilgrimage with pilgrimage church and museum

Kalkar: about 15 km

  • Historical city center with the St. Nikolai church and its eight world-famous carved altars
  • Kernies Family Park (large leisure park)
  • Free 18-hole golf course
  • City museum

Wesel: about 15 km

  • Lower Rhine Museum (closed until mid-2017 due to construction work)
  • Historical water tower (since 1886) with changing exhibitions,
  • Old waterworks (since 1956) on the Lippe. The technical museum is one of the oldest steam-powered systems in Germany.
  • Museum Eiskeller Diersfordt. Where former ice blocks have cooled perishable food, permanent and changing exhibitions tell the story of the castle or the landscape development of the surroundings.

about 30 km

  • Volkspark Oermtersberg, very nice for walks, with various animal walks, playgrounds, barbecue facilities and small exhibition to the historical background of the Oermter mountain.

Rheinberg: about 20 km

  • TerraZoo - Reptile Zoo with 100 different species and with 400 cold-blooded animals. (Closed on Monday)

Kevelaer: about 20 km

  • Northwest Europe's largest Marian pilgrimage site (since 1642), historical city center with the well-known Marian basilica
  • Farm experience oasis "Irrland" Leisure fun in the summer season with corn labyrinth, adventure playground and much more.
  • The Lower-Rhine Museum of Folklore and Cultural History with toys and art collections (closed on Mondays)

about 20 km

  • Museum Moyland Castle with works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, mainly the famous paintings and works by Joseph Beuys, as well as other, changing exhibitions

Weeze: about 20 km

  • Cart trac
  • The water castle Schloss Wissen (approx. Since 1370), guided tour or visit only by arrangement, in private ownership.

Rees: about 20 km

  • Sculpture park
  • Planets path over 6 km

Emmerich: about 30 km

  • Poster Museum (closed Mondays)

Kleve: about 30 km

  • Schwanenburg - landmark of Kleverland, impressive panoramic view over Kleve, inside
  • The geological museum
  • Museum Kurhaus with exhibition center of the sculptor Ewald Mataré
  • Stiftskirche
  • Museum House Koekkoek
  • Tiergarten Kleve with around 600 animals and 80 different genera
  • The Reichswald - ideal for long walks

Kamp-Lintfort: about 30 km

  • Monastery Kamp Spiritual and cultural center (a former abbey on the territory of the city Kamp-Lintfort) with large herb and terrace garden.
  • Saunapark Kamperbrück

Isselburg: about 30 km

  • Biotop wildlife park in Anholter Schweiz with bear park, (near the German-Dutch border)
  • Wasserburg Anholt - one of the largest water castles of the Münsterland with beautiful parks in the English style

Kranenburg: about 38 km

  • A very special nature play: up to 50,000 Siberian geese overwhelm each year in the Düffelt. At the gates of Kranenburg from mid-November to mid-February. Bus excursions are possible every Sunday during this time (pre-registration required).

Duisburg: about 45 km

  • The Landschaftspark Duisburg offers visitors numerous opportunities for leisure, recreation, sports and culture, eg the ascent of a blast furnace... a special highlight is the light installation, which transforms the iron and steel works into a fairytale castle in the dark ...
  • Duisburger Hafen - largest inland port in the world, the first German free inland port
  • Museum of the German Inland Shipping
  • Zoo Duisburg - one of the 10 most important zoological gardens in Germany

Oberhausen: about 50 km

  • Sea Life - the largest freshwater and aquatic aquarium in Germany
  • Gasometer - landmark of the city, from the so-called "Industriekathedrale" you have a 35 km wide view over the Ruhr area, regularly changing exhibitions inside.
  • The CentrO in Oberhausen is Europe's largest shopping and leisure center. Whether retail or gastronomy, the CentrO has a lot to offer: over 250 retail stores spread over two floors with a gross sales area of ​​125,000 m².

Xanten, the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr region, of course, also have other attractive, cultural, sporting and entertaining attractions. If you have certain ideas or wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will endeavor to find the right one for you.

Did you know???
... that the Dutch border and thus cities like Nijmegen and Arnhem are only about one hour from Xanten? For example, stroll through Nijmegen or visit the "Burgers Zoo" in Arnhem, even Amsterdam can be reached in about 2 driving hours.
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