Viersen is shopping heaven. In every part of the town there are pedestrian friendly areas lined with unique and interesting shops. Whether you are looking for the hip styles you see the locals wearing or you just want some fine German Confections to satisfy your sweet-tooth, you are sure to discover something that you can’t leave without.
For a different shopping experience enjoy the bustle of a lively outdoor market. During the summer there is one going on in some part of the town nearly every day of the week. There is even a flea market where only children are allowed to sell!
Viersen is a very child welcoming town with plenty of recreation opportunities for the little ones. There is an amazing swimming complex housed in a fully restored architectural gem.
There are climbing complexes, a scenic network of 150 km / 93 mi of bicycling and hiking trails, and “The Creative Playground,” a 2,000 square meter (6,500 square foot) extravaganza for fun which can only be described as a child’s dream come true. You can even rent a canoe and have a paddling adventure on the Niers.
There are also plenty of options for your more sophisticated tastes in Viersen. For foodies there is an array of restaurants offering everything from Balkan specialties to baked goods.
If you love music try to be here for the Jazz festival, or just be there any time in the summer to enjoy a few of the many open-air performances. You can also take in a symphony at the Festhalle.
Don’t leave without taking a saunter through The Municipal Gallery in the Park. The works in the sculpture garden range in style from difficult to beautiful. There gallery hosts meticulously curated exhibitions, and also provides an atmospheric venue for various author readings and concerts throughout the year.