City of Krefeld – Old name Krimvelde
„Krimvelde“ was first mentioned in a deed around 1005. From the middle of the 12th century on, Krefeld’s fate was determined by that of the counts of Moers. Owing to the special connections to the Emperor, in 1373 the Moerser Count received through a deed the right to raise Krefeld to city status.
The independent city of Krefeld lies on the left-side of the Lower Rhine with approx. 225,000 inhabitants and is north-west of Düsseldorf and Meerbusch, south-west of Duisburg in the district of Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia. Because of the silk production in the 18th and 19th centuries, it is also known as the „Velvet and Silk City“.
Visiting the Seidenweberhaus, the market square in Uerdingen as well as a stroll over the eastern wall Ostwall are interesting things to do in Krefeld.
The pedestrian zones (Königstraße and Hochstraße) offers a series of economical shopping possibilities in the city centre. A visit to the market at the western wall Westwall on Tuesdays and Fridays is also worthwhile.
The following are worth a visit: sightseeing at Burg Linn and a visit to the Krefeld Zoo.
Transport connections to our Guesthouse from Krefeld:
The city of Krefeld lies at around 9 kilometres from us and may be reached by car via the A57 easily in around 10 to 15 minutes. The underground/tram U76 (stop 5 minutes) KR-Rheinstraße (city) around 20 minutes to the terminus. By regional train from Meerbusch-Osterath station, one is at Krefeld main railway station in around 5 minutes.
More information can be found on the homepage www.krefeld.de
Krefeld – Main station
Krefeld – Linn castle
Krefeld – Hunting lodge
Krefeld – Silk weaver house