Korschenbroich — Tradition And Future On The Lower Rhine

Korschenbroich lies in proximity to the urban district Mönchengladbach and the high society spot Düsseldorf and thus is quickly reached by train or road.

One of the places you must see when you visit Korschenbroich is the historic village of Liedberg. The Rhenish framework houses are a picture perfect example of what you imagine historic homes in Germany to be. This is no accident, though.

In 1985 Liedberg won a beautiful village competition, and the townspeople intend to hold on to their traditions. The 300-year old castle in Liedberg is one of the very few hilltop castles on the Lower Rhine. There are also nearby caverns that point to Liedberg’s past as a mining center.

Another “must see” in Korschenbroich is the island museum of Hombroich. This is more than a visit, it’s an experience! Museum buildings and art studios are dotted around parkland studded with sculptures. Artists, poets, and musicians gather here regularly. But just in case you think that this 20-year old exhibit looks only to the past, a former NATO missile station has been converted to a kind of laboratory exploring the future of culture.

Schloss Dyck is a stunning baroque castle just outside Korschenbroich. Almost unchanged since the mid-17th century this moated castle is surrounded by a sweeping park and garden designed by Thomas Blake, the Scottish garden architect, in 1819.

For those of us who love gardens, there’s a special treat in the castle park. In 1999 a non-profit foundation was set up to develop exhibitions on the art of gardening, both past, present and future. Some of the exhibitions focus on the 18th and 19th centuries, while experimental gardens among a sea of Chinese silver grass testify to the positive attitude of the townspeople of Korschenbroich.

When you need to take a breather from sightseeing, go to one of the beer gardens in town and enjoy some good German beer while you plan your next tour.

All in all, Korschenbroich has something for everyone.

 

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