Where the Lippe meets the Rhine is where your vacation takes a turn for the better with an infusion of culture, leisure, and a generous helping of history.
Wesel, located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the exuberance of nature has been harnessed to showcase the industrial character so as to ensure a perfect balance of the aesthetic and the commercial.
So whether you’re here to visit the Grafschaft trading estate, the BenQ Company, or the Dieprahm training and technology estate, this medieval fortress town has an enticing quality that will make you look up from your laptop.
The lower Rhine region beckons visitors from all over and nobody returns disappointed. Come see for yourself the emerald woods of the Bönninghardt, the Hohe Mark nature park, and the Dämmer Forest.
Your vacation will acquire a totally new perspective with all the hiking, biking and other sport facilities that guarantee a never a dull moment outing. Head for Lake Aue, whether it be for a dip in its cool waters or for more strenuous water sports.
The grandeur of the Willibrordi-Dom (a cathedral), the St. Mariä Himmelfahrt church in the suburb Ginderich, the Luther House, and the Gate of Berlin will leave you spell bound and thirsting for more.
Did you know the 40 m (131 ft.) high water tower was constructed in the 1880s? See for yourself how it was connected to the Old Waterworks and you’ll be left marveling at the intricacies of medieval engineering.
If you have any kind of interest in arts, Wesel is your cup of tea. Check out the artistic efforts of the Burghofbühne county theater which draws art lovers from neighboring areas. The New Jazz Festival, the Comedy Arts Festival, and a host of similar events will hopefully appease even the most voracious appetite for local culture.
Vesalia Hospitalis, or hospitable Wesel, as it was known in the 16th century should be an indication of the long history of hospitality that this land is known for. Old habits die hard and so expect the best of German hospitality when you visit it. :-)
And remember that the Wesel District this town belongs to has lots of more historical spots to offer.