Not without reason the capital on the Rhine is being choosen to the ones with the highest quality of living worldwide. A city for all kinds of interests has special features ready. Get swept away by the Rhinelanders’ zest.
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First mentioned in written in the 12th century as a demesne of Cologne's archbishop the settlement was strongly reinforced. After the Rhine-Tax was moved from Neuss to Zons in 1372 the settlement was strengthened with moats and walls to become castle Friedestorm. With that Zons became a tax fortress – and in a way a related relative to the “Zault” Nowadays Zons is part of Dormagen but still has his title as a city and is a very interesting destination to live the Middle Ages .Going there is easy from our Landhotel, either with the Rhine-ships from Duesseldorf or with the Rhine-ferries from Duesseldorf-Unterbach.
News, sights and events are here www.zons-am-rhein.info.
Within walking distance, ca. 5 minutes from our Landhotel it is so to speak our own local holiday spot. Lots of attractions are waiting for you around the 87 hectare wide lake: 15 km hiking and biking paths, public bathing beaches, playgrounds, water sport activities like paddling, surfing, sailing or fishing, boat hire, raft tours on the lake, regatta, high rope course up to 14 m.
For more information and a live view visit the website www.unterbachersee.com.
“Relaxation and peaceful enjoyment” - the Bergisches Land's slogan as a holiday and local recreation area. The area is characterised by its large forest portion which is partly divided into small not connected parts.
Wooded range of hills in long waves and meadow valleys are forming the landscape. Bergisches Land hospitality and specialities make a trip to an attractive experience. Even the unofficial local capital Wuppertal is within driving distance. The world-famous suspension railway, the tradition-steeped zoo and the wide ranged cultural programs will make a trip interesting.
The Neanderthal man whose skeletal parts were found in 1856 made the connecting valley between Duesseldorf and Mettmann world famous. After being destroyed due to industrial limestone quarrying the original find spot – the Feldhof cave – was lost forever. It is nowadays staged as an archaeological garden. The garden itself is a visit worth.it More destinations are
- Neanderthal museum: One of Germany's most successful archaeological museum. Multimedia-based presentations show attractively the evolutionary history of mankind and other topics casually related to it. Please take notice of our Hiking-Special “Neandertaler”.
- Outdoor enclosure: Since 1935 rare animals out of the Ice Age are being kept in a near-natural environment. Wisents cross-breaded auerochs and tarpans were extinct hundreds of years ago can be watched in the outdoor enclosure of the Neandertal Valley.
- Nearby: The “Niederbergische” floodplain with forests, riverside meadows and agricultural crop land. The Neanderland path with its 17 stages offers manifold possibilities and adventures for hikers. Easy to plan plus many more features the brand new and free of charge “neanderlandSteig Wander-App” is now available. Please look at our hiking special “Neandertaler”.
The Palatinate Elector Carl Theodor of Pfalz Sulzbach's summer residence and hunting lounge is in the 60 hectare wide palace park in Benrath in the suburb of Duesseldorf. Built by court architect Nicolas de Pigage “Schloss Benrath” marks the climax of the 17th century french-style building type of higher nobility and grand summer residences in the countryside. The park is one of the most popular in North Rhine-Westphalia. The castle offers extensive and diverse events. Current events are here www.schloss-benrath.de.
- Hiking: Throuh the Neanderthal to the Hildener Heide
Route discription: „Am Zault – Das Landhotel“ – Trills – Hochdahl – Neandertal – Millrath – Mahnert – Hildener Stadtwald – back to „Am Zault – Das Landhotel“
Length: approx. 15 km
Time to walk: approx. 4 hours
Altitude difference: 80 meters
- Biking: from the Media harbour Duesseldorf along on both sides of the RhineRoute
Route discription: Media harbour Duesseldorf – Karlstadt – Golzheim-Lohausen – Kaiserswerth – ferrying across the river Rhine – Langst/Kierst – Meerbusch – Buederich – Loerick – Oberkassel – back to the Media habour
Length: approx. 25 km
Bikes and E-bikes can be rent at our Landhotel.
- Jogging: Around the Unterbacher lake
Route discription: „Am Zault – Das Landhotel“ – Vennstraße – crossing Rothenbergstraße (L404) – Nordstrand (with bathing beach) – Uferweg around the lake – back to „Am Zault – Das Landhotel“
Length: approx. 5 km
- Jogging: Neander Valley path
Route discription: „Am Zault – Das Landhotel – Alt Erkrath (center city) – Property of Brügger Mühle – Neandertal Museum – Wildgehege – S-Bahnhof Millrath – Hochdahl – back to „Am Zault – Das Landhotel“
Length: approx. 16 km