Kalkar on the Lower Rhine

5 November 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Boetzelaer Castle © flickr.com - Maarten Takens/cc-by-sa-2.0

Boetzelaer Castle © flickr.com – Maarten Takens/cc-by-sa-2.0

Kalkar is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located near the Rhine, approx. 10 km south-east of Cleves. The most famous building of Kalkar is its church St. Nicolai, which has one of the most significant sacral inventory from the late Middle Ages in Europe.   read more…

Built as Fast Breeder nuclear reactor, operated as an amusement park: The Wunderland Kalkar

28 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Cooling tower used as climbing wall © Koetjuh

Cooling tower used as climbing wall © Koetjuh

Wunderland Kalkar is an amusement park in North Rhine-Westphalia, just north of Düsseldorf. It is built on the former site of SNR-300, a nuclear power plant that never went online because of construction problems and protests. The park was constructed by Dutch entrepreneuer Hennie van der Most, who purchased the site. Wunderland Kalkar receives around 600,000 visitors each year.   read more…

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