Bike tour (about 45 km), bathing fun & ice cream
My perfect summer day starts with a bike tour to the nearby Netherlands. Through the village Materborn you follow the Groenewaldstreet and continue through the Reichswald Forest with its shady spots. For a first break I advise to stop at the English War Cemetery on the left hand.
With its 7.672 graves it is the largest war cemetery of Commonwealth in Germany. Many English pilgrims come to Kleve to render homage to their ancestors.
Few minutes later you cross the Netherlands border and you might think to be in another world. Everything looks different houses, traffic signs, shops…. Those who would like can shop famous specialities in one of the Netherlands supermarkets like “stroopwafels”, “koekjes”, “chokomel”…
The tour goes on through a typical Netherlands landscape up to “Mookerplas” in Plasmolen. This park invites you for taking a bath, having a walk or resting. There also is a playground and a sunbathing area. If you prefer a sandy beach instead, you might find a place on the beach close to the water to watch the ships entering.
The best comes last: On the way back have an ice cream at Heldro Ys in Ottersum! Who has ever tried “het witte gold” (the white gold) does not need to do without this fantastic ice cream, produced according to a traditional recipe.
I often bike along this way, most of the times with an empty stomach, to have a delicious pancake at Gelderse Poort. Produced according to a traditional recipe with high-quality ingredients, it may be a sweet or spicy final of a sunny day. Chilled drinks must not be missing! Cozy gathering with family and friends, watching the ships on the River Rhine while enjoying the sunset.
As the expression goes: „Rüber zur Gönne Kant!
By bike to Emmerich/Elten across the River Rhine-bridge. There you can walk or bike the 70 metres high Eltenberg. After a relaxed walk through Elten Forest, we take the chance to have a look into the deep well of Drusus.
Having a break in Pannekoekhuys we enjoy delicious pancakes and wonderful Elten air. Nearby it is just a short walk to funny minigolf for the young and the young at heart.
Those who prefer an after lunch-walk with a nice view can reach the Stiftskirche. Behind this church you have a unique view to Kleve in 10 km distance.
In landscape park Duisburg you can enjoy a splendid climbing experience. The high rope park offers also a great view from high up. Previous experience is not necessary, but be aware that you are at an altitude of 50 meters.
The climbing program lasts for approximately 3 hours and the climbing group is supported by qualified staff. Individuals interested can register for specific dates. Climbing in a high rope park could also be a funny alternative for corporate excursions.
47137 Duisburg – Meiderich
Gardens & parks Lower Rhine: Terrace garden cloister “Kamp”
The towers of the cloister already are visible from a distance. Its visitors are charmed by the beautiful terrace garden. For a visit one should take time, because the cloister itself and its garden, the museum and the herbal garden are worth seeing and spray the charm of the past centuries. People say that Frederick the Great was inspired for his planning and design of Sanssouci Palace.
Terrassengarten Kloster Kamp
Because I suffer from a wheat and lactose allergy I do not have the full choice of restaurants. I usually go to Xanten to the restaurant Petersilchen
Usually I have the feeling to disturb the waiters by always asking for the additives. At Petersilchen it is different.
For having a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine I go to the Tapas Bar The Lounge. The cozy atmosphere is a perfect environment after work or on weekends. A culinary highlight there: tapas.
From Kleve to Moyland on foot: The work group Kermisdahl-Wetering, creating new perspectives, made it possible by making the overgrown paths accessible again. Walk the 3 km woody way Prinz-Moritz-Weg from Schwanenburg to the grave of Prinz Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen at Papenberg and then 6,5 km Voltaire-Weg up to Schloss Moyland.
The paths provide marvelous places to rest, to enjoy the view and to recreate the various historical periods.
Under the alley (Klever Ring) you have an outstanding view on the city silhouette. At the latest now you fall in love with Lower Rhine area.
Arrived at Schloss Moyland, you hardly can decide, where to start with your discovery tour: Inside or outside. So bring a lot of time to visit the museum, the sculpture park and the herbal garden. If you move very quiet, you might see venison or foxes.
Niederrhein Destille at Dornick is the smallest intact distillery in Germany. Here brandy is produced from fruit of the region. Almost all products are honored with the coins-award in gold or silver. You find a tasting room, and if you ask real politely, you will even have the chance to see the distillery from inside.
Seven springs in Reichswald forest
We ourselves just found 2 or 3, but the search for the little rivulets is fun at all. If that is not enough, you should explore the forest experience trail with its 14 stops.
Kupferner Knopf and Sternberg
This might not be a secret tip, but in my opinion this is a spot that shouldn´t be missing. From here you have an overview over the great garden complexes for which Kleve once was famous.
Haus Riswick – agricultural facility
There is a tour for visitors to see the stables. At Haus Riswick they test different forms of miliking systems and animal keeping.