Tour 4: Baroque gardens, sculpture parks and places of silence
3-day-trip

our-suggested-itinerary culture-packagecombination-tips

KLEVER GARDEN LANDSCAPE KLEVER GARDEN LANDSCAPE
In the 17th century, Prince John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen created a Baroque park landscape which was unparalleled at the time. The deer park and its amphitheatre are well preserved, as is the long Prinzenkanal (Prince’s canal). It offers sweeping views towards Schwanenburg in Cleves and to Schloss Moyland.


TERRACE GARDEN KLOSTER KAMP, KAMP-LINTFORTTERRACE GARDEN KLOSTER KAMP, KAMP-LINTFORT
The terrace garden of the Cistercian monastery was laid out from 1740 to 1750, according to plans of the monk and architect Benedictus in the Baroque Italian garden concept style. For today’s visitor the Baroque concept of order, symmetry and representation is very clear to understand.


SCHLOSSPARK ANHOLT, ISSELBURG SCHLOSSPARK ANHOLT, ISSELBURG
In the far west of the Münster region, close to the German-Dutch border, lies Schloss Anholt with one of the largest moats in Westphalia. Visitors will discover delightful connections with the baroque garden architecture and English landscape design, such as in a water garden, a canal or a garden maze.

 

Our Suggested Itinerary

1st DAY
  • Arrive in Kleve
  • Combined guided tour of the museum and park: A guided tour of the Kurhaus Kleve Museum, followed by a walk through the historic parks, Amphitheatre and forest garden at the Museum
  • Then relax in the charming “Café im Gärtchen” in Keeken, Kleve
  • Continue to Kalkar. Individual stroll through the historic centre. Tip: Visit the famous carved altars of St. Nicholas Church dating from the 15th Century
  • Optional dinner at Brauhaus Kalkarer Mill
  • Overnight in Kalkar (e.g. on Burg Boetzelaer)
2nd DAY
  • Travel to the Moyland Museum in Bedburg-Hau
  • Guided tour of the park created in the English garden style with its many sculptures and the famous herb garden
  • Lunch at the castle’s restaurant
  • Guided tour of the museum, which among other things contains the world’s largest Beuys collection
  • Continue to the Millingerwaard nature reserve between Kleve and Nijmegen
  • Walk through the Theetuin tea garden with a break in one of the teahouses
  • Continue to Nijmegen
  • Individual stroll through the oldest city in the Netherlands, followed by individual dinner
  • Overnight in Kalkar
3rd DAY
  • Optional visit to a selected private garden on the Lower Rhine (e.g. the Krautwig garden in Xanten)
  • Continue to Kloster Kamp, Germany’s first Cistercian monastery with its baroque terrace garden
  • Hearty monastery meal in the refectory
  • In the afternoon combined guided tour of the abbey, the museum and the terraced garden
  • After an individual stroll through the park your journey home starts

ART CITIES CULTURE PACKAGE

  • 2 nights including breakfast at Burg Boetzelaer in Kalkar
  • Combined tour of Kurhaus Kleve museum and parks
  • Admission and guided tour of the Schloss Moyland museum
  • Admission to Millinger Theetuin (April-October)
  • Admission and guided tour of the abbey, museum and terraced garden at Klosterkamp
  • High tea in the “Café im Gärtchen”, Keeken
  • Lunch in the Moyland Museum café
  • Monastery meal at Klosterkamp
  • Provision of additional services and brochures
  • Free accommodation for the 21st person in a double room

Price per person: € 190, – in a double room
from € 58, – single supplement
Groups of 20

ART CITIES PLUS

  • Guided tour of the beautiful private gardens on the Lower Rhine
  • Dinner at Brauhaus Kalkarer Mill

Combination Tips

  • Tour of Wasserburg Anholt in Isselburg
  • Visit to the Kasteel Huis Bergh castle in s’Heerenberg
  • Visit to the Valkhof museum in Nijmegen
  • Guided tour of the herb garden at Kloster Kamp
  • Dinner at the restaurant in the historic De Hemel Commanderie van Sint Jan in Nijmegen