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Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Burg Linn A former castle sited in the historical part of the City, Linn. You can reach it with tram line 044 direction "Rheinhafen" from the central station. Whitsun there is a big middle ages market with artisans and craftsmen performing the old-fashioned way to produce their things. There's also a historical museum at the Burg where you can see findings dating back to the Roman Empire.
Haus Sollbrüggen A former residence of one of the "silk barons", rich merchants that dealt with and produced silk. Located in a newly renewed park it was built in the 19th century. Today the local music school is located there. You can reach it with tram line 043 or 043 direction "Elfrath" or "Uerdingen", station Haus Sollbrüggen. There are more of those old residences:
Haus Schönhausen which is 5 minutes by foot from Haus Sollbrüggen and also belongs to the music school.
Haus Greifenhorst It's somewhere in Linn, not very far from the Castle.
Haus Neuenhofen It's not that far from Haus Sollbrüggen and Haus Schönhausen and it's located in a park as well. One could make a walk starting in the Schönhausen Park, crossing the Sollbrüggen park and then walk a short way through the streets ending in front of Haus Neuenhofen. Such walk would take about 30-45 minutes.
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum Located in the southern part of the central city, containing changing exhibtions and works by Krefeld-born artist Joseph Beuys.
Museum Haus Lange and Haus Esters A museum of contemporary art in a house built by well-known dutch architect Mies van der Rohe. Bus station "Haus Lange, Haus Esters" with bus line 057. Adress: Wilhelmshofallee 91 - 97 open: Di-So; 11 - 17 Uhr, closed on Mondays
Grotenburg Stadion Once home of Premier League football, today you can see a crumbling football club. Maybe interesting for football fans.
KönigArena Brand new multi function arena, home of the DEL-hockey club Krefeld Pinguine.
Deutsches Textilmuseum Having been one of the most important producers of fabrics in Germany, Krefeld pays tribute to its history. You can see the different forms of textiles and their history.
Krefelder Zoo Rather small but nice zoo with elephant and seal shows once or twice a day and a big tropical house. Fine for children. You can get there with tram line 042 and 043.
Stadtwald In the 19th century somebody had the great idea to plant a forest of about 2x2km very close to the city centre. It has a lake in its centre which is very nice to see. There's a big beergarden open until 23h from May til September and it's really cool to stay there in summer. Galopprennbahn There's a horse race course in the Stadtwald park. In summer there are often races. The stands are very beautiful, so if you like horse races...
Stadttheater Lots of theatre plays and concerts.
Unfortunately most of the historical buildings in the city centre have been destroyed in World War 2. But in the quarters Linn, Hüls and Uerdingen you can find many very old houses.

Edited bylarsjenssen on 12.08.2004

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