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"Why should someone do a vacation in Ratingen? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Ratingen, which everyone visiting Ratingen should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Ratingen that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/02/2014)

Hello dear guest, to give you an overview of the sites, I have attached the following link: http://www.stadt-ratingen.de/freizeit_kultur_sport_tourismus/schoenes_ratingen/sehenswuerdigkeiten/index.php. Particularly worth seeing, I would recommend the Cromford Park with the Textile and Industry Museum, and for relaxation, the "Blue Lake" in the immediate vicinity is great. In the larger region, I would recommend that you visit the Neanderthal Museum and its exhibits on the history of mankind. Of course, a trip to the state capital Dusseldorf with its old town is always worth a visit. Greetings, Lindau family
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Ratingen Overview

Ratingen is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the northwestern part of Berg - about 12 km northeast of Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf vacation rentals | Düsseldorf travel guide). It is twinned with Blyth Valley, England.

With a communal reform of 1975 the independent municipalities of Breitscheid, Eggerscheidt, Hösel, Lintorf (seat Angerland) as well as the local part of Homberg and the municipality of Homberg-Meiersberg (seat Hubbelrath) were added into the city of Ratingen.

Things to See in Ratingen

Marktplatz-The center of Ratingen is the market place where goods have been offered since 1371. The nowadays every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday there is a weekly market.

St. Ratingen Peter and Paul church

Wasserburg Haus zum Haus

Schloss Landsberg

Castle Linnep


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More about the History of Ratingen

Ratingen was settled before 849. Since the Middle Ages, the Ratingen area belonged to the count and later dukes of Berg. On December 11, 1276 the settlement received city rights. Ratingen was one of the four places of Berg which experienced an economic boom in the end of the Middle Ages, but slowed down during the Thirty Years' War. At the beginning of the Industrial Age, the first manufacturing plants opened in 1783. In Cromford the first mechanical spinnery of Europe opened, which grew into the Textilfabrik Cromford, now part of the Rheinisches Industriemuseum (Rhine Industry Museum). In the Napoleonic times, it became part of the city of Berg and in 1815, into the Kingdom of Prussia.

In the communal re-organization of 1929, Ratingen maintained its independence. After relatively small war damage, Ratingen in the 1960s and the 1970s experienced years the growth and development (West Ratingen with 20,000 inhabitants, developed in the late 1960s-1980s).

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Ratingen is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the northwestern part of Berg - about 12 km northeast of Düsseldorf. It is twinned with Blyth Valley, England.

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