Ratingen

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Ratingen which includes heritage architecture

Stately buildings, an interesting museum, green meadows and expansive, cosy parks await city travellers in Ratingen.

The city is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the direct vicinity of the city along the Rhine, Dusseldorf. Duisburg, Essen and Mülheim border Ratingen to the north. To the south-east, the Bergisches Land mountain range extends with elevations of more than 500 metres. The Anger and Schwarzbach Rivers with their meadows are lovely green oases in the middle of the city. While on a short trip to Ratingen, go for an adventurous hiking trip in the Naturwaldzelle Hinkesforst forest to the west of the districts Tiefenbroich and Lintorf. Oak trees, ash trees and elm trees planted in the 19th century dominate the landscape.

The soothing central point of a city trip to Ratingen is the market square with cosy cafés. On three days a week, vibrant popular markets take place here. Right behind the square stand the two impressive towers of the early Gothic Church of St. Peter and Paul whose foundations are from the 8th century. Three of the seven church bells were cast during the Middle Ages. One of the loveliest sounding bells of the Rhineland is Mary’s Bell. On the banks of the Angerbach River, the picturesque moated castle Haus zum Haus invites visitors to explore its cultural centre with restaurant. The stronghold is from the year 1276. During the 1970s, the building was expanded. Popular concerts, theatres and lectures take place in the former stables.

A must during a city trip in Ratingen is the impressive Castle Landsberg in the centre. The historic building from the 17th and 18th century are based on a Count’s Castle which was constructed during the 13th century. The massive, 33 metre high castle keep and the ring wall stem from that era. The ground floor is the home of the family crypt of the manufacturing family Thyssen. The castle is nestled into a wonderful English landscaped park with lovely walking paths. An idyllic park with conifers, birch trees, cherry trees and rowan trees is also home of the former manor Rommeljans in the district Schwarzbach. While on your city trip, the Dusseldorf Golf Club invites you to play a round; its course is located on the same property.

The Industrial Museum Cromford in the north-eastern part of Ratingen guarantees an interesting experience during your travels. It reminds of the former textile factory, founded in 1783, the first of its kind in continental Europe. The manor house of the owner Johann Gottfried Brügelmann and the “high factory” impress with originally reconstructed, still functioning machines for yarn production Exhibits document the history of the factory and the hardship of the working conditions. Brügelmann named his factory after the English city Cromford because the first spinning machine was located there and Brügelmann was able to spy out the principle behind the construction which was guarded like treasure.

Mercure Hotel Düsseldorf Airport
Mercure Hotel Düsseldorf Airport
4 out of 5
Lintorfer Weg 75, Ratingen, NW
The price is £39 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Broich Castle, ISS Dome and Messe Essen. Camera Obscura Museum - Prehistory of ...
3.8/5Good! (563 reviews)
"AVOID MERCURE DÜSSELDORF --------------------------------------------------- The hotel looks and feels like old Soviet era housing block. The corridors were dirty, dark and stank. The whole ambient of the hotel is really off-putting and doesn't merit 4-star, at as it is advertised on Expedia. Much ..."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Mercure Hotel Düsseldorf Airport
Best Western Hotel Breitbach
Best Western Hotel Breitbach
3.5 out of 5
Stadionring 1, Ratingen, NW
The price is £40 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Situated in Ratingen, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Green Lake and within 3 miles (5 km) of Blue Lake and ISS Dome. Duesseldorf Grafenberg Wildlife Park ...
4.3/5Excellent! (272 reviews)
Nice place close to DUS
"This was perfect overnight for early morning flight out of DUS. It was my last night of a one-week trip and was the best bed by far. Found an amazing little Italian restaurant in the town as well."

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Best Western Hotel Breitbach
Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf Airport Ratingen
Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf Airport Ratingen
4 out of 5
Broichhofstrasse 3, Ratingen, NW
The price is £45 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Located in West, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Green Lake and within 3 miles (5 km) of ISS Dome and Blue Lake. Palace Park Kalkum is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...
4/5Very Good! (326 reviews)
"Near to airport, receptionist very helpful and friendly. Good for the price"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2020

Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf Airport Ratingen
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Business Apartments Ost
Business Apartments Ost
3 out of 5
Beerenkothen 21, Ratingen
Located in Ost, this golf apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Blue Lake and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Green Lake. Hosel Golfclub and Duesseldorf Grafenberg ...
Business Apartments Ost
Business Apartments Ratingen 1
Business Apartments Ratingen 1
3 out of 5
Frommeskothen 32, Ratingen
Located in Ost, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Dusseldorfer Golfclub and within 9 miles (15 km) of ISS Dome and Duesseldorf Grafenberg Wildlife ...
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Business Apartments Ratingen West
Business Apartments Ratingen West
3 out of 5
Glatzer Weg 1, Ratingen
Located in West, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Green Lake and within 3 miles (5 km) of ISS Dome and Blue Lake. Palace Park Kalkum and Messe ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Was fast so wie beschrieben wurde. Alles sauber und einständig"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2019

Business Apartments Ratingen West
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