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Preparing your trip to Kerkrade: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Kasteel Erenstein tijdens het blauw uurtje aan het begin van de nacht. 1. Residents of Kerkrade are good at English, while some of them are also fluent in German. To show your respect for locals, be sure to learn a few simple phrases in their native language.
2. One of the most common types of transport in the city is a bicycle, which is much more convenient for traveling around the city than a car. You can rent a two-wheeler at one of the numerous rental offices.
3. Those who're going to use the bike during their vacations must observe basic safety precautions. In the street parking lots, bikes should be fixed with a special secure lock, since bicycle theft remains one of the main problems for the city.
4. Pocketing in public transport and crowded places is another common problem. Going for a walk around the city, do not take valuables and large amounts of cash with you unless it's absolutely necessary.
5. Photography enthusiasts should keep in mind that photo and video filming on the territory of some sights and museums may be prohibited. During some tours, pictures can only be taken for an additional fee. Copyright
6. Car owners and renters should pay special attention to traffic signs installed within the city and outside it. There is simply no unnecessary signs here - if the next sign informs about the possibility of animals crossing the road, there are indeed a lot of them in this particular area.
7. Locals are great defenders of animals so neglecting homeless animals is not accepted here. It can be regarded as a sign of bad manners.
The traditional cuisine of Kerkrade is very simple and devoid of rare delicacies. The local gastronomy is based on fish and other types of seafood, meat, potatoes, dairy products, and … Open
8. Clothing made of genuine leather and fur is not welcome as well. It's better to choose a simpler look for a regular walk around the city.
9. In case of an emergency, one should call 112 - the Unified Emergency Rescue Service. This service provides assistance in several foreign languages, including English.
10. The number of hotels in Kerkrade is not as big as in other major cities of the region, therefore it is best to book a room in advance. Tourists who are used to budget accommodation options should be especially attentive when choosing a hotel.
11. The city is equipped with many special bicycle paths, which should not be confused with pedestrian sidewalks. All the cycle tracks have special signs.
12. In the warmer months, it rains quite often in Kerkrade. Going for a long walk, be sure to take an umbrella with you.
13. Virtually all local restaurants, bars, and shops accept international credit cards. Only those who are going to visit city markets may need sufficient amounts of cash.
14. People in Kerkrade are very serious about keeping the city streets clean. Garbage must only be thrown in special bins, which are at every step.
15. If you're a fan of tours, the best time to visit the city is in summer. Most of its attractions are located outside the city, in beautiful natural places.
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What to visit being in Kerkrade - unique sights

Aachen Cathedral

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
A lot of amazing legends relate to the cathedral. According to one of them, the money for the construction was donated by the Devil himself. In exchange, he wanted to take the soul of the first creature who will come to the finished cathedral. Local residents managed to outwit the devil. When the cathedral was completed, they let a wolf come first. A number of outstanding historical events are associated with the place. Here, 35 kings and 14 queens of the German Empire were enthroned. Today, the Aachen Cathedral is as majestic as hundreds of years ago. Once inside, it’s impossible to look away from artistic colorful stained-glass windows, marble walls and ceilings, incredible painting, and other items of decor. … Read further

Bonnefanten Museum

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
The spectacular museum building has become a popular landmark for the residents of Maastricht and its guests. The museum is located in a very picturesque area, on the banks of the Meuse River. A small park area is located in front of it. The museum building is located on the same site today, where the building of the Bonnefantin Monastery was located in the 18th century. This monastery was known for taking care of orphaned children. The monastery has fallen into disrepair over the years. Its building was destroyed. A beautiful monument of modern architecture is located in its place today. … Read further

Montagne de Bueren

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
Guests of Liege, who are not lazy to walk to the end of the stairs, will have an opportunity to admire not only unique historical sights. From the historic district, a wonderful panoramic view of the Maas river opens. Walking on the stairs will be comfortable and pleasant even for those who do not like long walks. On the stairs in certain places beautiful shops were established, where you can always relax. There is a cult place of interest in Liege with the official name "Buren Mount", it was named after the nobleman Vincent de Buren, who played an important role in the defense of the city. … Read further

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