Established during the Holy Roman Empire, Moers is renowned for its Dutch-influenced architecture and a culturally-rich city centre. It’s home to ancient castle remains and a fascinating industrial heritage that has been highlighted through modern art.
Things to do in Moers
Moers clusters around a historic city centre, which is dominated by the spire of the 14th-century Protestant Moerser Stadtkirche. It features beautiful frescoes of St. Barbara on the interior and stained-glass windows by H. Bänder, as well as choir windows detailing the teachings of Christ.
Visit the Medieval-era Moers Castle, the oldest building in the city and home to the Grafschafter Museum. The remains of an early 13th-century castle can still be seen in the courtyard, and its high ring wall made from recycled Roman-fired stones is one of the oldest-preserved brick structures in the Rhineland.
Another unmissable feature in the landscape of Moers is the Halde Rheinpreußen, a mining spoil tip that now forms part of the Panoramas of the Ruhr Industrial Heritage Trail. At night its summit is illuminated by the Geleucht mining lamp memorial, with its lighthouse-style design by celebrated artist Otto Piene.
Getting around Moers
Moers is connected to nearby Duisburg by regular train services from the historic Moers Station, as well as buses from Moers Bahnhof. The city itself is very compact and easy to explore on foot or by bicycle.