But while you’re here you would do well to settle down to enjoy the pastoral beauty of this old coal mining town. In fact you can’t miss the various landmarks that tell tales of its mining history.
Now it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like exploring dusty old mines then this is definitely your chance. Another feature that adds to the enigma is a number of ghost towns that came about as a result of the mining. You can see broken down and disused structures standing silent testimony to the ravages of the past.
Kaarst has more pleasant business for the others who prefer sunny climes and the great outdoors. Far from the bustle of big city blues the little town is the perfect venue to get in touch with nature.
There’s the hiking and biking trails that reveal the beauty of the land as you go on your way. Go indoor skiing at Neuss-Holzheim for a great way to spend your day. If you’re a golf enthusiast there’s the Duvenhog Golf Park that will take care of that quite nicely.
Kaarst has its share of culture and art. Visit the Academy of Art to view a fine collection of contemporary artwork. The nearby Fairground hosts a number of local events that you can catch if you’re there at the right time. The local cuisine is something you’ll get hooked on.
For moments where you’re more after excitement and fun, the Altstadt or Old Town of Düsseldorf is within minutes and is straight out of a picture book with its winding cobbled streets, pubs, cafes, and elegant buildings still retaining their medieval charm. There’s plenty of browsing to do on your feet, so make sure you’re wearing sensible shoes.