Located on the largest deposit of brown coal, Grevenbroich is synonymous with the word energy. Even the nickname — Federal Capital of Energy — attests to its tremendous supply. The town not only uses coal, but wind and solar conversions as well. Included are 13 wind turbines.
This industrialized town is also lively and colorful. By supplying numerous jobs to its inhabitants, it is repaid with families and a loving atmosphere. Monuments and sculptures can be found throughout Grevenbroich.
For a tropical feel you can escape to Evita Beach. In the former site of the Landesgartenschau are 2000 square meters of tropical oasis. 600 cubic meters of sand is accompanied by three bars, palm trees and numerous chairs for lounging. Who would have ever thought you could find an oasis like this in Germany? ;-)
There are many sports related activities including stadiums, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, even an 18 hole golf course. If you are looking for less structure and more sightseeing, there are dedicated trails and areas for cyclists and pedestrians. In the summer months you can even find beer gardens along these trails.
For dinner, you can have just about any price range. There are your regular German pubs, and even one of the most gourmet restaurants in Germany: Grapes.
From farms to factories, and a bit of culture thrown into the mix, this vivacious town has a lot to be discovered.
If you are traveling with children, and need a night alone, I suggest taking them to the indoor pool, and then heading to the pub. (Assuming your children are old enough to stay there alone.) If not there are many festivals year round that are sure to tire them out, and allow you some peace and quiet.
Anyone traveling without children, you’re lucky, and you probably earned it. ;-)