The District of Viersen is the beating heart of Schwalm-Nette Nature Park and the Krickenbeck Lakes. These distinctive water worlds are an excellent destination in the region, particularly for hikers and cyclists. Here, you follow in the footsteps of Napoleon on the North Canal Route.
Stately homes, castles and palaces shape the landscape as well as historic mills and mediaeval town centres with their twisty alleyways.
Niers, the Rhine’s little sister, is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. The Lower Rhenish Open-air Museum is a popular attraction for families with children, and in winter, you can whizz across the ice on ice skates at the Ice Sports & Event Park in Grefrath. The rich cultural landscape offers open-air theatres, sculpture parks and open-air festivals.
And Tönisvorst, the ‘Apple City’, forms the centre of Lower Rhenish fruit growing in the District of Viersen. There’s even an apple queen here.