From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.

From Cologne to Arnhem, through the largest industrial centre in Europe.

The penultimate section of Eurovélo 15 begins in Cologne and meanders up towards the Netherlands.

The Rhineland city of Cologne is, of course, famous for its cathedral, but it can also boast a chocolate museum and a number of superb Romanesque churches. In Düsseldorf, capital of North Rhine Westphalia, [...] more

we find constructions created by the greatest architects in the world, such as Frank Gehry, who is responsible for the Medienhafen, a former industrial site which has become a truly spectacular and very trendy area. The historic old town, with its rustic cafés and famous exhibitions, such as the Kunstpalast, is the perfect spot for visitors to unwind. Duisburg lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Ruhr - the crossroads for so many forms of communication - is well served by both land and water. At this, the biggest river port in Europe, cyclists can see first hand global trade on taking place on the river channel. Whether on the Rhine harbour or on the peaceful banks of the river, cycling in the Lower Rhine is a wonderful experience. There is always something to see on the Rhine. It is impossible to get bored: ferries, barges, pleasure boats and more. The route is also littered with historic sites, such as the Roman town of Xanten, and idyllic Rhineland walks, such as at Rees or Emmerich-am-Rhein. A few miles across the German-Dutch border, you will arrive in Arnhem, capital of the province of Gelderland.

 

 

  • 220
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  • 650 m
    width of the Rhine at the
    German – Netherlands border
  • 5.2 million
    population of
    the Ruhr

 

  • Zons medieval stronghold

    A journey to medieval times can be made in the city of Zons. The stronghold has been fortified in the Middle Ages to collect the customs duty from all ships heading towards Cologne on the Rhine. Nowadays the city's historic district provides an impressive walk along the city wall - fortified with basalt rocks and dominated by its mighty towers.

  • Königsallee in Düsseldorf.

    Nicknamed the "Kö" by its fans, the Königsallee is considered to be the most beautiful avenue in Düsseldorf. Stretching from one end to the other, the biggest international brands all converge on this street.

  • Barbarossa's Castle, Düsseldorf

    On the banks of the Rhine, a short distance away from the picturesque centre of Kaiserswerth, to the north of Düsseldorf, are the imposing ruins of the imperial palace of the legendary Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, and was once one of the most important Rhineland castles. Emperor Barbarossa had extended the palace after transferring the Rhineland customs from the Netherlands to Kaiserswerth, as he needed a fortress overlooking the Rhine. Heavy blocks of trachyte were transported against the current by boat, from Drachenfels (Dragon's Rock) in the Siebengebirge range, to Kaiserswerth. Today, the imposing ruins still measure over 50 metres long, and some of its walls up to 4.5 metres thick! It shows a part of the imperial palace that once upon a time was much bigger.

  • Insel Museum Hombroich and the Langen Foundation

    Located a few miles south of Neuss, the Museum Insel Hombroich opened in the heart of an old park on the island of Hombroich in 1987. The museum embodies and enacts a famous quote made by Cézanne: "Art is a harmony parallel with nature". The exhibition building and the artist's studio blend naturally into the vast landscape. Winding paths are punctuated by works of sculptural architecture. The island hosts a wide diversity of events involving philosophers, poets, musicians and artists. Designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, a new exhibition hall combining lightness and transparency was constructed on a former missile launch site a stone's throw from Hombroich in 2004. The Langen Foundation displays works from the Langen collection that includes almost 500 Japanese artworks and 300 modern pieces.

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