Lower Rhine holiday accommodation is set in a region of the Federal German state of North Rhine Westphalia. It’s an area of picturesque rural scenery, while also encompassing some of the state’s most important cities, including Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach.
Düsseldorf would be a great starting point during your holiday at Lower Rhine self-catering accommodation. One of the most famous parts of this city is the Altstadt, which despite being destroyed in the war, was reconstructed according to the original medieval plans, and today is home to the city’s best shopping and nightlife. There are some 260 bars crammed into little more than one square kilometre.
Duisburg is set on the fringes of the region, and would be well worth visiting from self-catering accommodation in Lower Rhine. Historically this city played a crucial role as an inland harbour, thanks to waterways the snake across the region. You can find out about this network at the German Inland Waterways Museum. There are a host of historic churches in the city, such as St John the Baptist, which dates to the 10th Century, and Duisburg is also noted for its botanical gardens – Kaiserberg and Suisburh-Hamborn.
You could also make the trip from Lower Rhine holiday rentals to the town of Krefeld, which is the site of the impressive Castle Linn. It sits on the banks of the Rhine, enclosed by a moat, and dates to the 1100s. The Linn district of Krefeld is also attractive, with plenty of authentic medieval architecture that has avoided any damage throughout the region’s tumultuous history.
The city of Cologne is little more than a half-hour drive from many self-catering holiday rentals in Lower Rhine. It’s a city famous for its history and culture, with iconic landmarks such as the cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty of interesting museums in the city – among the most popular are Römisch-Germansiches Museum, which details the Roman history of the region, and Musuem Ludwig, which is devoted to modern art.
The climate around Lower Rhine self-catering holiday accommodation is considered one of the warmest in the country. Here temperatures remain warm or pleasant for around five months of the year, from May to September. Winters are a little milder here than in other parts of the country, with highs above five degrees, even in January.
The simplest way to get to holiday accommodation in Lower Rhine from the UK would be to fly with easyJet or Flybe from Birmingham (BHX), Southampton(SOU), Manchester (MAN) or London Gatwick (LGW).