Willich trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Willich

(3.5/5 based on 10+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: golf, nightlife
Willich is a town in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the cities of Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach and Krefeld, about 30 kilometres from the border with the Netherlands.HistoryThe city was founded in 1970 out of the formerly independent villages of Willich, Anrath, Schiefbahn and Neersen, although the villages are much older. Anrath was mentioned for the first time in 1010, Willich in 1245, Neersen in 1262 and Schiefbahn in 1420.The villages belonged to the Electorate of Cologne until the French Revolutionary Wars when they were occupied and annexed by France in 1794. At the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 the villages fell to the Kingdom of Prussia.1891-1945In 1891 a tornado devastated Anrath. The village was already impoverished by the decline of previously dominant domestic weaving and now the municipal administration of Anrath even considered a dissolution of the village. To improve the economic situation a royal prison was built. It was completed in 1905.In 1908 Stahlwerk Becker (a steel mill) was built and up to its closing in 1932 was one of the largest employers in Willich. Under a new owner, the mill was reopened in 1934 and was used to manufacture military supplies. The factory was finally closed in 1945 and the grounds were converted to a military base for the British Armed Forces.
Find what you're looking for from your Willich holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Germany itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Willich

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Willich

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Willich:
Sightseeing, shopping, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, theme parks, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, museums, parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to North Rhine-Westphalia

20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Aachen BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Weeze BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cologne & Bruhl BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cologne & Bruhl BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cologne & Bruhl BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cologne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News