Orsoy is a popular destination on the Rhine. Many walls of the former city fortifications remain intact, as well as the Kuhtor (Cow Gate) and Powder Tower. On top of the wall promenade, which also leads along the Rhine, the bastions of the outer belt of fortifications can be distinguished. Lots of historic buildings in the town centre make the visit an experience.
The historic town centre is simply picturesque. The Gothic House and Baroque-style Evangelical Church on the market square, Klever Tor, the former city gate, which was once even used as a prison: Xanten has spectacular buildings to offer. And the enormous St Victor’s Cathedral soars above everything with its mighty western façade. Kriemhild Mill is still in operation today, and also serves as an observation tower. It’s a reminder that Siegfried, the hero of the Saga of the Nibelungs, is said to have been born in Xanten.
Romantic streets paved with cobblestones, well-preserved half-timbered houses, and large parts of the old city wall attest to Linn’s mediaeval past. The historic town centre with Andreasmarkt (St Andrew’s Square) at its core is listed as a site of historic interest. A walking tour of the historic setting is highly recommended – as well as the large park grounds in the moated castle of Linn, whose museum complex dominates the historic town centre.
Rees is one of the oldest towns along the Lower Rhine. To this day, vast parts of the historic city wall have been preserved, as well as ramparts, casemates and the historic Rhine Promenade. Old gates and towers are still part of the impressive townscape, and in the heart of the old town, the Church of St Mary of the Assumption, built in the classical style, catches the eyes of visitors.
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