If your trip to Krefeld is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Krefeld Zoo. It’s one sight you’ll find on many travelers’ to-do lists. If you still have room on your schedule, Grotenburg Stadion and Kulturfabrik will keep you on the go as well.
You don’t have to limit your adventuring to just Krefeld. Cologne is 30 miles away and features a great range of close-by attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral. RheinEnergieStadion is also a popular stop.
If you’re traveling to Krefeld for work-related reasons, there’s a good chance you’ll be visiting some convention and business centers. With your own set of wheels, you can relax knowing you’ll get there on time. Here are some of the biggest and the best:
Messe Duesseldorf (9 miles away).
Congress Centre Duesseldorf (9 miles away).
Mercatorhalle Duisburg (11 miles away).
Krefeld is major. You could vacation for a good while here and not run out of things to do. If you want to soak up as much as you can in this dynamic metropolis, a rental car is a must. Bear in mind that driving in the city generally comes with tight streets and even tighter parking spaces. But don’t stress — a small ride like a compact will make this much easier to navigate. If you want to get out of the city and see some of the rolling hills that Krefeld is famous for, you may prefer a car with more power and room to move. A mid-size or full-size SUV will suit your needs.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a huge range of luxurious rental vehicles available in Krefeld. What you end up going with depends on your funds and what you’re hoping to do. Prestige vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you’re splashing out, why not book a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you just need something to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, stick with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
You’ll be cruising along the right-hand side of the road in Krefeld. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, we recommend driving more cautiously in places you’ve never been.
Getting a place to park in Krefeld can take time. That’s why many travelers look for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around town, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could land you a substantial fine.
As the population of Krefeld is about 238,000, you shouldn’t encounter too much difficulty with traffic. That said, downtown streets usually get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Speed limits vary throughout the city of Krefeld, but typically range from 30km/h to 130km/h. Most residential zones have a top speed of 30km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Otherwise, it may supply your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is issued directly to you.
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while behind the wheel in Krefeld. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you maintain focus on the road.
In Krefeld, it’s against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave the rental car behind.
It’s prohibited to turn on a red light in Krefeld. If you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light turns green.
Yes, so buckle up. However, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation networks.