October is a great time to visit Moers, a city situated on the left side of the Rhine River. During this month, the Moerser Autumn Festival is held, which attracts thousands of visitors. There are many types of entertainment to enjoy as well as shopping and food to experience during this outdoor festival.
But there are special events held in this hospitable community at other times of the year, as well.
In the spring an International Jazz Festival attracts musicians and audiences from many countries. During the summer, you might want to see the Park Festival, Wine Festival or Balloon Fest. You can also attend the Advent Fair in December. So, every season holds its attractions for a visitor.
The Moerser Palace in the center of the city is one of the most beautiful and memorable landmarks of the area. Parts of it were built in the 15th century and it has been an established museum for nearly 100 years to date.
Its surrounding gardens make a beautiful place for a walk or picnic. You can see English-style flowerbeds, as well as more rustic plant life. There are many exotic trees that grow there. Make sure to visit the original moat and parts of the old castle wall as you enjoy nature.
You should not miss a self-guided tour called the Old Town Stroll. It begins at the Castle Square and proceeds along a Renaissance Avenue of well-preserved homes. You can stop in at the county museum and see displays of folklore and life in the area from the time of the Romans until the present day.
You will also pass the Schlosstheater Moers, an impressive theater where high-quality productions are presented to audiences from miles around. Be sure to notice the Neo Gothic-style Saint Joseph Catholic Church. It was finished in 1871. Your walking tour will also take you past several houses that were built in different styles throughout the city’s history.
Your stroll will end at the Old Market Square, in the center of the Old Town.