3 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

3 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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Krefeld
— 1 day
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Aachen
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Krefeld

— 1 day
Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stadtwald. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Der historische Ortskern von Linn, meet the residents at Krefeld Zoo, then stroll around Stadtwald, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Haus Lange & Museum Haus Esters.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krefeld trip app.

Dusseldorf to Krefeld is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway. In September, daytime highs in Krefeld are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aachen.

Things to do in Krefeld

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Aachen

— 2 nights

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, make a trip to Puppenbrunnen, admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then meet the residents at Tierpark Aachen, and finally don't miss a visit to Markt. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aachen trip tool.

Traveling by car from Krefeld to Aachen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In September in Aachen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aachen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.