“Vesalia hospitalis – Hospitable Wesel. ” Wesel received this honorary name in 1578 from Flemish religious refugees, who felt warmly welcomed in our city. Wesel presents itself as hospitable and open-minded even today. We are proud of our traditional history as a Hanseatic city and our cultural diversity.
Important attractions are the Willibrordi Cathedral, the LVR Lower Rhine Museum at the Zitadelle (Cultural Centre) and the late Gothic-Flemish town hall facade on the Großer Markt from 1455, which was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in 2011.
With more than 75 kilometres of cycling and hiking trails in the area of the city of Wesel, all the rich facets of the Lower Rhine landscape are accessible. With the Rhine ferry “Keer tröch II”, cyclists and pedestrians can comfortably cross the Rhine. The best way to cross the Lippe during the cycling season is with the “Cross Driver”, a hand-operated ferry.
Traditionally linked to the Hanseatic League, which Wesel joined in 1407, business and commerce are of great importance. Wesel is an attractive and growing business location for well-known large companies as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises, crafts and retailers.
Visit our beautiful city on the Lower Rhine.