Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Brewery Gleumes © DER UNFASSBARE

Brewery Gleumes © DER UNFASSBARE

Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia. 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 also called the “Velvet and Silk City” and belong to the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

Since 1962, the city has hosted an “honors program in foreign language (German) studies” for high school students from Indiana, United States. The program annually places approximately thirty carefully selected high school juniors with families in and around Krefeld for intensive German language training.

Castle Linn at night © Markus Walber Town Hall © DER UNFASSBARE Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum © www.reserv-a-rt.de - Hans Peter Schaefer Haus Greifenhorst © DER UNFASSBARE Central station from 1907 © A Savin Brewery Gleumes © DER UNFASSBARE
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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum © www.reserv-a-rt.de - Hans Peter Schaefer
After the 1702 death of William III of Orange, Krefeld passed to the Kingdom of Prussia. The Battle of Krefeld occurred nearby in 1758 during the Seven Years’ War. Krefeld and Uerdingen were included within the Prussian Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg in 1815 (after 1822 the Rhine Province). In 1872 Krefeld became an independent city within Rhenish Prussia. In 1918 it became the base of the Belgian Army during the occupation of the Rhineland. In 1929 Krefeld and Uerdingen merged to form Krefeld-Uerdingen; in 1940 the name was shortened to simply Krefeld.

The district of Linn, with its own history reaching to between 1090 and 1120, was situated on the banks of the Rhine. In Linn, there is a park built around a Wasserburg, a castle built at the water’s edge, and with a water-filled moat. The Burg Linn, as the castle is known, has been preserved for the city’s residents as a park and museum.

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