Chances are in one of our history classes you have heard about Anne of Cleves, one of King Henry VIII’s many wives. In German, it’s spelled Kleve and it’s about 4 km away from one of the most fantastic towns you’ll ever get to see, Bedburg-Hau.
This town steeped in history that dates back even further than the days of King Henry and Queen Anne. And, it has some pretty fun sporting activities to keep you busy.
Golf lovers will no doubt enjoy the 18-hole course found at the Castle Moyland Golf Resort. Just as art lovers will have plenty of 19th and 20th century art to peruse within the restored 14th century Castle Moyland.
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If you want more castles (as if the stunning Moyland isn’t enough), visit the early 15th century Rosendal House. While the Eyl House is a fine example of a moated medieval Schloss.
One of the best ways of getting the most out of your visit in Bedburg-Hau is to follow along the Via Romana bicycle route. It’s a doozy going on for 260 km (approx. 200 miles) highlighting many Roman military camps and castellets. There’s a fantastic one within the neighborhood of Qualburg that dates back to the 4th century.
During excavations at the Monastic St. Markus Church, which was built in 1124, there were ancient Roman graves found. Bedburg-Hau has a beautiful mausoleum, which is the grave of Prince Moritz von Nassau and is listed as one of town’s main objects of interest.
History isn’t Bedburg-Hau’s only claim to fame. Because there are the sweet smelling Open Gardens of Kleverland. This is where you’ll find some of the prettiest narcissus, locally grown vegetables, and some very creative gardeners.
In addition to the gardens, you’ll also be able to enjoy a game of tennis, bowling, or even go swimming. So, when you find yourself in this area close to the Netherlands, make sure you come over to Bedburg-Hau. This place really is fantastic!