Families and schools

The district of Viersen is also a good choice as a residential location. Over 137 children’s day nurseries, and over 170 childminders, 49 primary schools and 39 secondary schools mean that the district of Viersen offers an excellent infrastructure, especially for young families.

The district of Viersen is also highly attractive for the price conscious: property prices are moderate, workplaces are easy to reach via the good transport infrastructure – and a high quality of life is included.

Home, life and culture

The district of Viersen is a great place to have a home and enjoy life – and there is always something happening in the nine cities and municipalities. With festivals, markets and other events there is a multitude of things to see and do the whole year round.

Many events are famous well beyond the region’s borders. There is for example the International Jazz Festival which serves up two days of the finest jazz in Viersen every autumn. More hard and heavy music can be enjoyed at the three-day “Eier mit Speck” (“Bacon and eggs”) festival in summer which attracted over 5,000 visitors for the past three years. Classic, cabaret or children’s theatre – culture takes centre stage in the “Schlosskeller”, in the “Ratssaal” and on the open-air stage at the Schlossfestspiele Neersen in Willich. Put in a nutshell – the district of Viersen has cultural offers for every taste!

Shopping and town centres

Attractive and well-groomed city centres are a dominating feature of the cities and municipalities in the district of Viersen.

Specialist shops with personal service, cafés, gastronomy and above all lots of green are characteristic for the pedestrian zones. Shopping, whiling away time, a visit to the many markets and events or simply eating an ice cream with the family – the cities and municipalities in the district of Viersen are well worth a visit.

Nature and leisure

38 nature reserves, 57 landscape conservation areas, 9 Natura 2000 sites and a bird sanctuary – the figures speak for themselves. Embedded in the glorious Lower Rhine landscape, the district of Viersen offers the best conditions for leisure and relaxation. 650 kilometres of signed cycle paths and four premium walking paths crisscrossing the district of Viersen are ideal for family rides and walks. Swimming and leisure pools, horse stables, sports facilities, golf courses, a climbing centre and an ice rink – the region has a wide range of leisure activities.