Country & People


Alpen / Lower Rhine

The community of Alpen is located between Xanten (10 kilometers away) and Rheinberg (7 km) in the lowlands of the Lower Rhine region. The district seat of Wesel lies 11 kilometers to the southwest. Alpen’s surroundings feature a number of historic ruins for sightseers and regular events that are always worth visiting, including a local street festival on the last weekend of summer vacation, the Brunnenfest (in the town’s Veen district), and the Waldfest up on the Bönninghardt.

The wooded areas of this elevated plain and the nearby Leucht forest offer an extensive network of trails for hikers and bikers. There are also charming stables and plenty of paths for those who are fond of riding. One bike trail, known as the “Alpentour am Niederrhein”, promises a wide-ranging experience along its 37 kilometers, while the lake near Menzelen is known as a hotspot for water sports.

Bike trails

Explore our region on the bike trails of the Lower Rhine

All around Alpen, countless designated bike trails invite you to take a quick ride and leave your daily grind behind. And don’t forget the nearby banks of the Rhine, the striking sight of which has been known to captivate cyclists at various times of the day and year.

We’ll be happy to provide information for your next ride whenever you like. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro looking for a lengthy excursion, there’s something for everyone around here. The Burgschänke even rents out its own electric bikes, which can be charged at the charging station in our underground parking garage at your convenience.