People come from near and far to attend the harness races that are held here. The racetrack has been functional since 1954 and is beloved for the way visitors can sit close to the action and feel like they are almost part of the race. With a length of 800 meters, the track is shorter than some, but that only adds to the intensity of the horses and their drivers as they strive for the finish line.
There are many different ways that you can wager on the trotting horses, which will add to your excitement as you cheer for your favorite.
Dinslaken has a city park at its core which makes up the grounds of the Dinslaken Castle. Parts of the original castle walls and foundation are still visible that were built in the 12th century. Although it was heavily damaged during World War II, the castle has been carefully restored, and is a beautiful sight.
The town has erected an outdoor stage near the castle’s east wing where residents and guests can enjoy concerts and performances throughout the spring, summer, and fall. It is especially busy in August when “Din-days” is held. This is one of the larger folk music festivals in the area and is attended by crowds of people.
There are two historic churches in the town that are worth a visit, and they can be viewed while on a pleasant stroll through the town center. The first is called St. Vincentius and was finished in about 1480. The interior is furnished with beautiful carvings and paintings. There is also a 2.5 meter tall crucifix in the center of the church that was completed in 1400.
The second church is Protestant and was built in 1653, destroyed by fire, and rebuilt by the Italian designer Bartolomeo Sala in 1723. It is well known for its stained glass windows that depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The German artist Persy Werner created them.
Two interesting museums are found in Dinslaken. The Voswinckelshof is a historical museum centered in the residence of a nobleman on the outskirts of town. It traces the long history of the town and also has displays of toys and school supplies.
The second museum features Wind and Water Mills and lets visitors explore a perfectly preserved windmill from the 1800’s. There is also a water powered grinding mill that functioned for more than 100 years before it was decommissioned in 1922.