Comprising of three delightful yet distinct districts, the culturally captivating town of Krefeld is world renewed for its production of affluent materials such as silk and velvet. This industrial opulence is evident in the town’s beautiful Baroque architectural and rich cultural heritage; fabulous theatres, majestic museums and impressive monuments are ubiquitous across the town’s dynamic districts. Peruse sophisticated shops for special silk souvenirs; immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of one of the town’s numerous festivals; or dine upon gastronomic delights in one of the town’s refined restaurants.
The Burg Linn is arguably Krefeld’s most legendary landmark due to its talismanic turrets and impressive red brick façade. Occupying a picturesque position beside a gentle river, the compelling castle is surrounded by verdant greenery and now houses a municipal museum in which Krefeld’s rich history can be discovered.
Krefeld’s Zoo is one of Germany’s most famous due to its diverse collection of amazing animal species; wander the verdant interior in order to observe everything from tigers to toads in realistic replicas of their natural environment.
Krefeld’s rich industrial heritage is respected in its fascinating selection of museums; rightfully home to both the German Textile Museum and the Museum of Silk Culture, the exhibitions within these cultural centres use materials, costumes and machinery to speak articulately of the complex process involved with making the refined materials.
Krefeld enjoys a cosmopolitan culture that is most prominent in the astounding array of restaurants available; hailed as one of the city’s finest is Bellini, an exquisite Italian eatery that whose dishes are internationally inspired and sublimely sumptuous. The menu changes weekly according to the seasonal availability of produce, however expect to sample roasted rack of lamb and saffron infused scallops during your delightful dining experience. (Diessemer Str. 80, 47799 Krefeld, Germany)