Discover the lively city of Kleve with its wells and monuments, the unique park and garden scenery, the interesting museums and the Schwanenburg, the landmark of the former duke's and health resort town.
Distance to the hotel: approx. 5 km
Places of interest in Kleve:
The Schwanenburg was mentioned in 1020 for the first time in the Klosterrather annals.
The Schwanenburg tower collapsed on the 7th of October, 1439 and should have stood at this point supposedly already 300 years before God's birth. Caesar himself had it built. This is to be read on an inscription above the entrance of the Schwanenburg tower, which Duke Adolf allowed to attach after reconstruction of the tower.
It is possible that there was a Roman base in this highly situated place above the river Rhine, on half a way between Xanten and Nijmegen.
At the parking bay in the external castle court, there was the knight's hall once. Rests of the richly decorated hall are to be seen in main entrances in the inner courtyard of the castle even today.
Also in the 12th century the double-seater toilet facility (with water flush!) was built, which was integrated into the construction of the reflecting tower in the 15th century.
Old mill Donsbrüggen in Kleve
Already in 1824 the "Old mill Donsbrüggen" turned its wings in the wind. In 1957 it was closed down and since 1985 it is pursued and maintained as a lively museum by the conveyor circle.
In the mill museum everything is found all around the mill, the grain types and the flour ground from it. Diagrams illustrate the development of the mill and the conveyor circle and the partly movable models show windmills of the primeval times up to the newest mill technology.
Abbey church Kleve
Nobody, who enters the church, can avoid the wonderful space effect of the inside. Mighty pillars from Trachyt carry the curves and the load of the vaults; at the same time they arrange the big church space in main ships and two aisles.