Everything a traveller could want from a enriching and energetic holiday is offered by the remarkable river city of Mulheim. As well as a luscious location upon the riverbanks, Mulheim offers visitors a thriving cultural scene, an architectural banquet as well as naturally splendid surroundings. Regularly overshadowed by its renowned sibling cities, Mulheim is a German gem begging to be discovered; just a day in this enchanting place is enough to ensure visitors will be surprised and completely seduced.
Mulheim’s architectural icon is undoubtedly the Bismarck Tower, a century old structure steeped in history and local legend. Used for everything from a military guard post to a commemorative symbol, the town can be ascended by visitors wishing to enjoy the stunning surrounding views.
In the heart of the city resides an area referred to as Water Island, a picturesque promenade whose exotic plants and distinct design gives it a decidedly Mediterranean feel. A floral sundial which was created over a hundred years ago still stands resplendently while a fabulous fountain provides a stunning centre piece to the gardens.
Mulheim is renowned for the quantity and quality of its eclectic and excellent museums; for a mile along the beautiful banks of the river, nine museums span the gap between past and present with their amazing exhibitions. In the Museum of the Prehistory of Film, the world’s largest camera obscura compliments amazing displays about film history, while at the Ruhr Nature House, the fascinating flora and fauna of the region are exhibited and explored.
The rustic and the refined combine in the acclaimed Mausfalle, a traditional restaurant housed in one of the city’s most beautiful half-timbered houses. Classic German dishes with a modern twist are perfectly presented in this wonderful eatery. The signature dishes are undoubtedly the roasted pork knuckle and sublimely seasoned schnitzel. (Bogenstrasse 8, 45468 Muelheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)