Kreis Wesel

From the outskirts to the centre

The thirteen towns and parishes of the district of Wesel lie in the dynamic area of development along the river Rhine and the Ruhr district. It enjoys pride of place for gross added value among the districts of North Rhine-Westphalia. The direct vicinity to the core of the Ruhr district and its location either side of the Rhine mean that the Wesel economic area is a site with many advantages, including well developed infrastructure and industrial and commercial sites offering high potential. 30 million people live within a radius of a two-hour car journey, generating gross domestic product of 700 billion euros and disposing of purchasing power of 500 billion euros.

Employment sectors with growth rates

Employment in the manufacturing industry continues to be of great significance in the district. However, in recent years the service sector has enjoyed an above average level of growth. To the fore here: logistics and corporate services. The workplace structure is characterised primarily by medium-sized, family-owned companies.

Nature, leisure and relaxation

Land use planning also contributes to a balanced development in the district of Wesel. Alongside the allocation of favourable business locations, the district aims to maintain natural environment reserves and recreational areas to cater for people's leisure in the highly built-up towns and cities of the Ruhr district. The district of Wesel is a part of the attractive Lower Rhine area and, as such, it is a highly popular leisure area. A woody range of hills called the Bönninghardt, a state forest by the name of ‘Die Leucht’, parts of the Hohe Mark nature park, the Dämmer forest and hundreds of other beautiful natural landscape areas, the oldest German Cistercian monastery in Kamp-Lintfort, and not least the archaeological park in Xanten are all attractive leisure and recreation venues in the district of Wesel. Growing visitor numbers are proof that the Lower Rhine region has been discovered by tourists as a holiday area for day-trippers and weekend visitors, not forgetting the well maintained camping sites with their regular guests. The Lower Rhine area can offer a selection of attractive routes for hikers, cyclists and motorised tourists. They can take their choice from the sporting activities on land, water or in the air, or simply enjoy the undisturbed pleasures of the natural countryside.

Employment sectors with growth rates

Employment in the manufacturing industry continues to be of great significance in the district. However, in recent years the service sector has enjoyed an above average level of growth. To the fore here: logistics and corporate services. The workplace structure is characterised primarily by medium-sized, family-owned companies.

Nature, leisure and relaxation

Land use planning also contributes to a balanced development in the district of Wesel. Alongside the allocation of favourable business locations, the district aims to maintain natural environment reserves and recreational areas to cater for people's leisure in the highly built-up towns and cities of the Ruhr district. The district of Wesel is a part of the attractive Lower Rhine area and, as such, it is a highly popular leisure area. A woody range of hills called the Bönninghardt, a state forest by the name of ‘Die Leucht’, parts of the Hohe Mark nature park, the Dämmer forest and hundreds of other beautiful natural landscape areas, the oldest German Cistercian monastery in Kamp-Lintfort, and not least the archaeological park in Xanten are all attractive leisure and recreation venues in the district of Wesel. Growing visitor numbers are proof that the Lower Rhine region has been discovered by tourists as a holiday area for day-trippers and weekend visitors, not forgetting the well maintained camping sites with their regular guests. The Lower Rhine area can offer a selection of attractive routes for hikers, cyclists and motorised tourists. They can take their choice from the sporting activities on land, water or in the air, or simply enjoy the undisturbed pleasures of the natural countryside.