The “Niederrheinischer Hof” is an ideal point of departure for trips to the charming, ‘green’ environs.
Here only some examples:
The “König Palast” is only five minutes away from the hotel and restaurant “Niederrheinischer Hof”. Many functions and events take place here. Doing a guided tour in the “König Palast” is also recommendable. We will be pleased to inform our guests about the current events.
Recreation park “Elfrather See”
The recreation park “Elfrather See” is known beyond the city limits of Krefeld. The big recreational area of about 138 hectares (this corresponds to an expanse of about 190 football pitches) does not only make you feel inclined to relax, but also to engage in varied sporting activities. Visitors of the park take pleasure in the generously allocated playgrounds and sports grounds, miles and miles of made up cycleways and walkways, crazy golf facilities, a generously allotted barbecue area as well as in the surface of the lake of approximately 62 hectares (comparible to an expanse of approximately 85 football pitches) which tempts you into rowing, sailing and surfing, among other things.
The pleasures of swimming – bathing centre Bockum at a glance
Open-air swimming-pool with open spaces of about 120.000 square metres.
The bathing centre which is situated in the district of Bockum provides both a spacious indoor and open-air swimming-pool area. Visitors of the swimming-pool appreciate that it is easily accessible and very well connected to the ‘local public transport for passengers’ and they also appreciate the numerous parking spaces for cars and bicycles free of charge in the immediate surrounding area.
In 1938, the zoo of Krefeld was inaugurated as a municipal zoo in the grounds of the park surrounding the small castle of Grotenburg. It has developed from an “animal show” which allowed the citizens of Krefeld to view the animal kingdom already from 1877 to 1914, being situated at the “Tiergartenstraße”.
Numerous world-wide as well as European first breedings of cheetahs, mane wolves, aard wolves, jaguarundis, tamanduas, European otters, tropical birds and snow leopards made the zoo become known all over the world and show its engagement as regards the protection of species.
In the meantime, the zoo of Krefeld has increased to a 13 hectares area and displays over 1200 exotic as well as European animals from about 200 species.
It is a member of the European as well as the world-wide Association of Zoos and as a zoo run by scientists it belongs to the Association of German Zoo Directors.
German museum of textiles
The German museum of textiles retains the internationally important collections with historic textiles and clothing. The collection includes 30.000 objects from all parts of the world from antiquity to the present day.
Museum “Burg Linn”, Rheinbabenstraße 85
Here you can learn a lot of exciting and interesting things about the history of the Lower Rhine and the municipal area of Krefeld. The extensive collection leads to prehistoric times, to the age of the Romans and Franconians, the Middle Ages and the