Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a city known for its numerous art and cultural events. The Kultur GmbH is the main sponsor of municipal cultural work and regularly offers events at the Old Town Hall, the Stadthalle, the Leonhardkapelle, Haus Spiess, and the castle. The Stadthalle is the central event location with an average of 40,000 visitors per year.
In addition to cultural highlights, Erkelenz
also has many historic buildings to admire. These include St. Lambertus Church, the castle and city walls, the Old Town Hall, the Leonhardskapelle, Haus Spiess, and the Blancken-Mühle. Unfortunately, some of these buildings were destroyed by the Garzweiler II open-pit mine, including the Immerather Dom.
Those interested in parks and green spaces will also find plenty in Erkelenz
. There are six fountains and several parks such as the Old Cemetery and Ziegelweiherpark. Sports enthusiasts also get their money's worth: there are numerous sports facilities and regular events such as the Erkelenzer
Karneval and Lambertusmarkt.
The club life in Erkelenz
is very active and diverse. There are many traditional sports and music clubs as well as historical shooting fraternities. The Erkelenzer
Mundart belongs to the Dutch language and has generally not undergone High German consonant shift.
also has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine. The bourgeois cuisine is Rhinelandic with popular stews, potato pancakes, and Sunday dish Rheinischer Sauerbraten. Mussels and asparagus are offered seasonally. In the Alte Senfmühle Terhorst there are various types of mustard to discover and Erkelenzer
Urkorn is distilled according to an old recipe. The regionally typical beer is Alt.
If you are traveling to Erkelenz
and looking for accommodation, you should consider the Landhaus Göddertzhof
. The family-run hotel
is located in the hilly landscape of the Rhineland and offers its guests a Genius discount on accommodation. Here you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
offers a lot of sights and activities for every taste. Whether it's art and cultural events, historic buildings, or culinary discoveries - everyone gets their money's worth here!
*This text has been compiled and rewritten from various sources. Unfortunately, errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. Please understand if there is an error or if a sight is a bit further away. For your travel planning, please also consider other sources. Of course, we will correct any errors immediately. Feel free to send us an email with your correction suggestions. We would be very grateful for that.