"Krimvelde" was first mentioned in a deed around 1005. From the middle of the 12th century on, Krefeld's fate was determined by that of the counts of Moers. Owing to the special connections to the Emperor, in 1373 the Moerser Count received through a deed the right to raise Krefeld to city status. Krefeld is also called the "Velvet and Silk City".
- Burg Linn, Rheinbabenstraße 85
- Kaiser Wilhelm Museum. Karlsplatz 35, due to renovation closed until Mid 2014
- Zoo Krefeld. Uerdinger Str. 377, Adults: € 9,50, Children aged up to 16, school children, students, disabled persons: € 5,00, family ticket (2 adults plus up to 4 children aged 3 to 16): € 25,00, Dogs: € 2,50
Krefeld has hosted an honours program in foreign language (German) studies. The program annually places thirty specially selected high school students with families in and around Krefeld for intensive German language training.
There are a large number of hotels in and around the town to choose from.
- Mercure Parkhotel Krefelder Hof, Uerdinger Str. 245, ☎ +49 2151 5840.
- Villa Medici, Schönwasserstraße 73, ☎ +49 2151 50660.
- TRYP Dusseldorf Krefeld Hotel, Europark Fichtenhain A1.