©

Krefeld trip planner

Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  North Rhine-Westphalia  /  Krefeld

Krefeld

3.9
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located northwest of Düsseldorf, its centre lying just a few kilometres to the west of the river Rhine; the borough of Uerdingen is situated directly on the Rhine. Krefeld is accessed by the autobahns A57 (Cologne–Nijmegen) and the A44 (Aachen–Düsseldorf–Dortmund–Kassel).Krefeld is also called the "Velvet and Silk City".Krefeld's residents speak Hochdeutsch, the standard German taught to all people in Germany. However, the native dialect is a Low German variety, sometimes locally called Krefelder Plattdeutsch, Krieewelsch Platt, Plattdeutsch, or sometimes simply Platt. The Uerdingen line isogloss, separating general dialectical areas in Germany and neighbouring Germanic-speaking countries, runs through and is named after Krefeld's Uerdingen district, originally an independent municipality.HistoryThe town originated in Roman times when the legions founded the military camp of Gelduba (today the borough of Gellep). Records first mention Krefeld itself in 1105 under the name of Krinvelde. Uerdingen, originally an independent town east of Krefeld, founded in 1255, became in medieval times larger and more important than Krefeld.
Plan the details of your Krefeld holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Germany trip builder website.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Krefeld

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Krefeld

CologneTrip planner Best for: Architectural Building, Specialty Museum, Bridge DusseldorfTrip planner Best for: Observation Deck, Gift & Specialty Shop, Historic Walking Area AachenTrip planner Best for: Religious Site, Landmark, Spa BonnTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, History Museum, Landmark MuensterTrip planner Best for: Water Body, Religious Site, Flea Market