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The Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
region or Niederrhein is a region around the Lower Rhine
Rhine
section of the river Rhine
Rhine
in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between approximately Oberhausen
Oberhausen
and Krefeld
Krefeld
in the East and the Dutch border around Kleve
Kleve
in the West. As the region can be defined either geographically, linguistically, culturally, or by political, economic and traffic relations throughout the centuries, as well as by more recent political subdivisions, its precise borders are disputable and occasionally may be seen as extending beyond the Dutch border. Yet, while the Dutch half of the Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
geographic area is called Nederrijn
Nederrijn
in Dutch, it is a separate territory from the adjoining German Niederrhein region, despite both names are a translation of the other. A cultural bond of the German Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
region is its Low Franconian language, specifically the Cleverlander dialect (Dutch: Kleverlands, German: Kleverländisch), which is closely related to the Dutch dialects of South Guelderish
South Guelderish
just across the border and East Bergish to the southeast. In the region's southern portion is spoken Low Bergish, which is the easternmost dialect of Limburgish. Other typicalities of the area include the predominantly Catholic background as well as the Rhenish Carnival
Carnival
tradition. The area basically covers the districts of Cleves, Wesel, Viersen and Neuss as well as the independent cities of Duisburg, Mönchengladbach and Krefeld. While disputable, Oberhausen
Oberhausen
and Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
may also be seen as part of the Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
region. The Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
region's landscape is mostly flat green grass land with wide views of the horizon. Sights include the historic town centers of Cleves and Xanten, as well as the latter town's Roman archeological museum, the castle "Schloss Moyland" in Bedburg-Hau
Bedburg-Hau
or the Catholic pilgrimage town of Kevelaer.[1] See also[edit]

Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Government region Weeze Airport

References[edit]

^ Tourismus & Wallfahrt kevelaer.de

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Lower Rhine.

Media related to Niederrhein at Wikimedia Commons

www.niederrhein-tourismus.de (in German) (in English) (in Dutch) LVR-Archäologischer Park Xanten
Xanten
(in German) (in English) (in Dutch)

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Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 6°34′09″E / 51.57778°N 6.56917°E / 51.57778; 6.56917

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 243427682 GND: 411538

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