Krefeld Travel Guide

  • Wilhelm II in Krefeld
    Wilhelm II in Krefeld
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  • In the Krefeld City Theater
    In the Krefeld City Theater
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Krefeld Things to Do

  • Bellini’s Norma in Krefeld

    The opera I saw in Krefeld was Norma by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). As I explained in one of my Berlin tips, this is a bel canto opera and the singing really is beautiful but the plot is often criticized. It takes place in ancient Gaul under the Roman occupation, and in the Berlin staging I kept expecting Asterix and Obelix to pop up from behind...

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  • Krefeld City Theater

    The current theater building in Krefeld dates from 1963 and looks a bit scruffy from the outside, but the inside is pleasant and comfortable since a thorough renovation was completed in 2009.Since the city of Krefeld is actually too small to support a full-scale drama, opera and ballet company, the Krefeld Theater was merged with the theater of...

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  • Mies van der Rohe - The Krefeld Villas

    One of the great modern day architects designed a matching pair of villas which were built in Krefeld. These are open to the public - being used nowadays as a museum / art gallery. Even if you have no interest in modern architecture, these are still well worth a visit. Remember these houses were built between 1927 and 1930, survived WW2 and still...

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  • Krefelder Zoo - apeshouse

    What is so special about this one. Well it was hte first of his kind. This house containes tree species of apes - orangs , chimps and gorillas. Also in the same space there are bats and birds. Build in 1975 it was a completely new way of keepeing apes. There is for instance no glass between the visitors and the apes. Great opportunity to take...

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  • Krefelder Zoo - elephant show

    These indian elephant ladys do there duty every day. it is a circus like show. Quit spectacular. I think zookeepers should keep there animals buzzy in a natural way - taht is called enrichment. So this is a bit out off time but I must admid spectacular....

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  • Krefelder Zoo- intro

    Krefelder zoo isn't a verry large zoo , but it sure diserves a visit. 13 hectares - 1200 animals in 230 species. And there are some special ones among them. The zoo has special attention for animals out off south america and was pioneer by the new apes-house build in 1975. But read more about it at my other tips...

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Krefeld Hotels

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  • Mercure Parkhotel Krefelder Hof

    Uerdinger Strasse 245

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Mercure Hotel Krefeld

    Elfrather Weg 5, Am Golfplatz, 47802 Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Tryp Hotel Duesseldorf - Krefeld

    Europark Fichtenhain A A1, Krefeld 47807

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Krefeld Restaurants

  • Le Café Journal

    This is a pleasant, rather old-fashioned café where I had a cup of tea while waiting for the theater to open. As the name implies, they have a large selection of newspapers and magazines (in German, though the café has a French name) for their customers to read.

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  • Lovely Surroundigs in Country Side...

    Near the "Stadtwald" (City forest) and within the village of Verberg, predominantely an old farmers village, which has become an excellent location for housing outside of the city, Gut Heyenbaum has excelled with an ambiance and reputation for good food. Old furniture combined with fine intrior decoration has been used to create to a most pleasant...

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  • Good cuisine from lower Rhine area

    This Old Restaurant is known for their tasty dishes. The building is from the 14th century and enjoys state protection. The owners are obliged to maintain the building in its original version. Modernisation, such as central heating or water supply is allowed though.Under the roof you see the statue of St. John Nepomuk who is the patron of...

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Krefeld Transportation

  • Krefeld Central Station

    Krefeld is well served by regional trains, but not by any long-distance trains such as the InterCity (IC) or InterCityExpress (ICE).When I went to Krefeld I took an ICE from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne Main Station, where I changed to a regional express to Krefeld.When I left Krefeld I took a regional train to Duisburg, where I changed to an...

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  • Bicycle Station

    Like most cities in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Krefeld has a bicycle station in the main railroad station, offering bicycle storage, repairs, cleaning, accessories and rentals.As of 2012, the price for renting a bicycle is six Euros per day for a normal bicycle, ten Euros for a tandem or fifteen Euros for an E-Bike.Unfortunately my...

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  • The road to Krefeld

    That was the way to Krefeld, as I mentioned it was a stormy weather, it was really hard rain and for certain moments we hardly could see the road. I'm glad I got home safe as that weekend 4 people got killed in this storm.

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Krefeld Shopping

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    by whvcebu Written Feb 10, 2005

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    International Fashion as reasonable prices.
    This shop belongs to the METRO International group and has a variety of goodsGo to stroll in all floors and you will find what you need.

    What to buy: Fashion, Leather, bags, foods, culinary delights

    Kaufhof Galeria
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Krefeld Local Customs

  • Krefelder Zoo - children

    When you have children with you the day off your visit , here comes a tip. Everytime a child is choosen to assist in the show as a brand new elephant driver. Thats is , when it is the childs birthday...Doen't that sound like childrens wishparade?

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  • Krefelder Zoo - rain

    I had to tell this. Altough it is a closed building , this little orang took a paper and made a cover when it started to rain.

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  • Carnival time in Germany...

    Carnival time in Germany !That's me and two of my friends on our way to celebrate Altweibernacht. This is part of Germany's carnival tradition. On the Thursday night before Ash Wednesday, women dress up as an old crone, wearing witches masks and clubs. It's the evening of the old women, Altweibernacht, and they are in charge, hitting the men over...

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Krefeld Off The Beaten Path

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

    Unlike the rest of Krefeld, this imposing museum from the year 1897 managed survive the bombings in the Second World War with little or no damage.In the 1960s, however, at the height of auto-mania, the street in front of the museum was widened to allow for more and faster cars. That meant the outdoor staircase at the museum entrance had to go,...

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  • Krefeld City Hall

    Aside from city offices, the City Hall (Rathaus) also houses a tourist information office, on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance.Location of Krefeld City Hall on Google Maps.

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  • Adult Education Center (VHS)

    The only unusual thing about this particular Adult Education Center (VHS) is its location, right on the same square with the City Hall.I once visited the VHS Krefeld (a long time ago) to speak with their IT people about the data base system they were using, but I have no recollection of this building. Perhaps they were located somewhere else at...

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Krefeld Sports & Outdoors

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    by whvcebu Written Feb 10, 2005

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    Ice hockey of the National League

    Equipment: Good mood - or your skates, if interested to try this sport after or before the games

    Krefeld Pinguins : Berlin Team
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Krefeld Favorites

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    by Gili_S Updated Apr 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I do not know much about this town, I only visited here for short time and the rain never stopped. So, if you want to know something, visit the official site:

    www.krefeld.de

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