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Things To Do in Weeze & Weeze Airport Layover Ideas
Things to do in Weeze if you have a Weeze Airport Layover or Extended Weeze Airport Stopover
If you have an extended layover at the Weeze Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Weeze.LayoverIdeas.com
Royal Air Force Museum at Weeze Airport
The Royal Air Force Museum takes you a trip down memory lane, on-site at Weeze Airport, showcasing 45 years of Royal Air Force presence in Laarbruch, Weeze and the Lower Rhine area. The aim of the museum is to document the history of the former military airbase Laarbruch. The is a large selection of exhibits including two aircraft cockpits (Canberra T4 and Buccaneer).
- May - Sept: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1400hrs to 1700hrs
- Oct - April: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1400hrs to 1700hrs
- Winter break (closed): Mid December to end January
- Entrance fee: adults EUR 2, kids under 15 free
Explore outdoor Weeze
Weeze offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including a 210 kilometre network of bridle, cycling and rambling paths, partially along the Niers River, as well as recreational activities such as angling, canoeing and kart racing round off an abundance of leisure activities in and around the Municipality. The Herrensitz-Route, a border-crossing cycling route, guides cyclists to these and many other highlights and attractions of the region, such as Kleve, home of Anne of Cleves; Kevelaer, famous for its pilgrimages, Moyland Castle between Kalkar and Bedburg-Hau, or Gennep in the Netherlands where the Meuse and Niers rivers converge. The Weeze animal park with its educational trail and children’s zoo is a special attraction for families. The park is located on the edge of the town next to the ruins of Hertefeld Castle.
- Tip: there are on-site bicycle rentals at Weeze Airport (look for “2-Land Reisen”, located next to the travel agencies in the terminal).
The Hertefeld Castle estate, consisting of a castle ruin and attached park, is located just to the east of Weeze, in the middle of an approximately five hectare park. Established in the 14th century, this historically important manor, and later Baroque castle, is still owned by the family of zu Eulenburg und Hertefeld. The castle received extensive war damage in 1945 and of its complex only the neighbouring house from 1706 remained intact. However, the ruins of the castle were bolstered so that the remaining historical walls could host classical and theatrical events.
Schloss Wissen is a moated castle located to south of Weeze on the B 9 trunk road. The roots of this complex date back to the 14th century. After a number of different building phases, today’s castle is primarily neo Gothic in design. The von Loe family extensively restored the castle between 1969 and 1973. A highlight of the castle is its neo Gothic chapel which was built in 1876 and designed by the Cologne architect Vincenz Statz. An authentic servants’ settlement, the Boye, also belongs to the castle complex, where extensive buildings stemming from the past two centuries are still visible.
As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Weeze Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.
Kalbeck Castle is located to the north of Weeze. The complex of Kalbeck, hardly visible from the road and situated in a large wood. This castle also has a long history, being first mentioned as a moated castle in 1326. Destroyed by fire on a number of occasions, Baron Friedrich von Vittinghoff-Schell rebuilt it in 1909 modelled on Westphalian moated castles of the 18th century. The gardens of the Castle provide a backdrop for classical outdoor concerts in the summer.
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