Enjoying a pleasant position near the tranquil River Erft amidst undulating hills and verdant woodland, the serene city of Bergheim provides an excellent springboard for discovering the surrounding natural splendour. The city dates back to the Middle Ages, and arresting architectural examples around the city are testament to this rich historical heritage. As one of Europe’s leading energy manufacturers, the industrial influence is evident within the city and energy orientated points of interest validate this dedication.
Bergheim’s landmark is undoubtedly the Aachener Tor, two dramatic red brick towers connected by a swooping arch. Nearby, the city’s oldest and most majestic building resides; St Johann Baptist Church is over 700 years old and it talismanic turret and imposing bell tower provides an arresting sight. Other points of interest include to colossal Niederaussem Power Station, an impressive industrial structure that boasts the world’s tallest cooling tower.
Bergheim’s industrial influences mean the city is lacking in any conventional cultural attractions, therefore those seeking cultural and natural stimulation will delight in the scenic splendour of Rhineland National Park. Over 40 small and serene lakes glisten amongst the verdant woodland that sprawls across this enormous eco-system. The traditional, half-timbered station within the park gives an aesthetic example of the region’s rich culture.
Located in the midst of a verdant asparagus field, the immensely popular Hallerhof Restaurant delights locals and tourists alike with regional specialties prepared using ingredients from the lush and local surroundings. The asparagus dishes are considered the best of the region, so ensure you sample delectable dishes containing this verdant vegetable.(Hallerhof 1, 50129 Bergheim)