Krefeld

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Moenchengladbach showing a castle and heritage architecture

Krefeld will enchant visitors with its traditional cuisine, rich history and lively textiles industry. Treat yourself to an authentic German experience in this medieval city!

Eat, drink and explore your way through western Germany’s Krefeld!

Often referred to as the City of Silk and Velvet, Krefeld is the hub of Germany’s textiles market. The German Textile Museum and the Museum of Silk Culture will give you a peek into this area’s unique history. Every September, the city hosts a series of fashion shows that debut its latest textiles; it also holds the Medieval Flax Festival every April.

The city is divided into three distinctive neighborhoods: Krefeld, Linn and Uerdingen.

Linn, which borders the Rhine River, is a small medieval hamlet. A castle called the Burg Linn serves as its focal point. Built in the twelfth century, this fortress is a must-see. Cross the moat to explore the museum located within the castle; it’s easy to get lost in the past while exploring its many rooms.

Uerdingen also sits along the Rhine. The ancient town was razed during the Thirty Years’ War and was rebuilt with the distinctive Baroque architecture that defines it today.

Krefeld was founded as a military camp during the era of the Roman Empire. It was the site of the infamous Battle of Krefeld during the Seven Years’ War. Today, the city has an active art scene. Be sure to explore Haus Lange and Haus Esters, two buildings designed by famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Both are now contemporary art museums that hold impressive collections from around the world.

Krefeld is filled with beautiful parks that line the river; the renowned Botanical Garden is a perfect place to pass the afternoon. Elfrather See is a gorgeous lake bordering the city, where you can rent boats to sail, windsurf or row.

The city offers a lively nightlife for visitors. Save room in your stomach for the many pubs and restaurants that pepper its streets! Krefeld specializes in traditional dishes and local brews to give you an authentic German culinary experience. Music fans will love Kulturfabrik and Kulturrampe, two live venues that attract popular artists.

Krefeld is conveniently located less than 15 miles from Dusseldorf International Airport. It is connected to the rest of Germany by major highways and rail lines, making it an accessible and exciting stop on any European vacation.

Mercure Tagungs- & Landhotel Krefeld
Mercure Tagungs- & Landhotel Krefeld
4.5 out of 5
Elfrather Weg 5 Am Golfplatz, Krefeld, NW
The price is £53 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Located in Traar, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Golfclub Elfrather Muhle and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Erholungspark Elfrather See. Krefeld Zoo and Museum ...
3.9/5Very Good! (174 reviews)
"Very nice stay"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2021

Mercure Tagungs- & Landhotel Krefeld
LiRo Apartments
LiRo Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Gladbacher Str., 171, Krefeld, NW
The price is £63 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in the heart of Krefeld, this apartment building is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain, Merkur Spiel-Arena and Messe Duesseldorf. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (31 reviews)
Clean and nice
"Clean and nice, especially the beds/bedrooms were comfortable."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

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Hotel Bayrischer Hof
Hotel Bayrischer Hof
Hansastrasse 105, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
Fully refundable
The price is £60 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Situated in Krefeld, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of House of Silk Culture and Kulturfabrik. Koenig Palast is 1.8 mi (3 km) away. Krefeld Central Station ...
3.6/5Good! (21 reviews)
This place undersells itself.
"I arrived late in the evening, the receptionist helped me find the car park. I had 2 dogs and the room was VERY suitable, there was a door from the entrance hall to the bedroom, so the noise didn't come thru. I travel for walk a lot, and this hotel room was as good as any of the Scandic or Radisson ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2020

Hotel Bayrischer Hof
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
LiRo Apartments
LiRo Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Gladbacher Str., 171, Krefeld, NW
The price is £63 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in the heart of Krefeld, this apartment building is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain, Merkur Spiel-Arena and Messe Duesseldorf. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (31 reviews)
Clean and nice
"Clean and nice, especially the beds/bedrooms were comfortable."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

LiRo Apartments
Ferienhaus Villa EMG Düsseldorf Krefeld
Ferienhaus Villa EMG Düsseldorf Krefeld
4 out of 5
Rather Straße 61, Krefeld
Located in Traar, this villa is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Golfclub Elfrather Muhle and within 3 miles (5 km) of Erholungspark Elfrather See and Museum Haus Lange and ...
Ferienhaus Villa EMG Düsseldorf Krefeld
Stay Here ND Apartments
Stay Here ND Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Karlsplatz 17, Krefeld
Situated in Krefeld, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of House of Silk Culture and Kulturfabrik. Koenig Palast is 1.2 mi (2 km) away. Rheinstrasse ...
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