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

 

  • Cologne Cathedral

    Cologne Cathedral is the town of Cologne's landmark as well as the heart of the city. Situated directly beneath the bank of the Rhine in neighbourhood of the Hohenzollernbridge and the Central station, it is easy to reach all major points of interest of the city from here. Be it one of the many museums or the shopping district with Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse. The "High Cathedral of St. Peter" with its five naves has been completed in 1880 after 632 years of construction. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and is able to bear about 4.000 believers during mass services. Due to its spiritual and cultural historic importance it has become UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

  • 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.

  • Emmerich-am-Rhein, a walk along the Rhine

    A relaxing time is guaranteed for all at the Promenade on the Rhine at Emmerich-am-Rhein. This pedestrianised area running along the river is lined with cafés and sun loungers facing the many boats that go up and down the river. This location also boasts the longest suspended footbridge in Germany.

  • Kleve: Schwanenburg Castle

    Sitting on a hilltop, Schwanenburg Castle dominates the silhouette of the town of Kleve. The view from the top of the Swan Tower looks out over the Netherlands which is a short distance to the west. Originally built in the 11th century, the castle currently houses a geological museum.

  • Realised
  • Not realised
  • Planned

The stages