Located in the Lower Rhineland, the town is perhaps best known as the home of Germany’s first Cistercian monastery, founded back in 1123. Today, visitors flock here for days out, picnics, open-air theatre and concerts, taking the time to stroll around Kamp Abbey and its exquisite gardens.
But away from the manicured park, the rest of the landscape proudly bears the memories of Kamp-Lintfort’s productive past, and the network of hiking trails and cycling routes provide the perfect opportunity to explore. Its deeply rooted heritage is firmly celebrated at Lehrstollen, an exhibition where visitors delve into the former mineworkers’ training building and explore first-hand accounts of what life was like working in the mines.