Ratingen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located 12 km (7 miles) north east of Düsseldorf. Ratingen is situated in a green area, offering both close proximity to Dusseldorf and Essen, and a rural environment with space for gardens, horses and more. While this area serves as a bedroom community for the larger cities, it has an independent charm, a long history with landmarks and visit worthy sights, and great shopping.
Ratingen is a small German town offering great tourist and business needs such as local hotels, restaurants and traditional pubs. It is a great place to base your explorations of nearby towns. Ratingen is one of the most important cultural and economic regions in Germany. The international companies in town include Vodafone, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, CEMEX, Tiptel, and Esprit. There are many opportunities to find executive suites in Ratingen.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Places to visit in the area include Museum Ratingen and the Ratingen City Theatre. The beautiful Poensgen Park is also well worth a visit, it was formerly a private park but is now open to the public and is protected with the status of a monument. Dining options in Ratingen, Germany include Breitscheid, a Dutch restaurant, and Haus Eggerscheidt offering a choice of international dishes. There is also an Italian restaurant, Trattoria Onda Blu.
The nearest major airport to Ratingen is Düsseldorf International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Dusseldorf and is 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport is Cologne/Bonn Airport, which has international and domestic flights from Cologne, Germany and is 58 km (36 miles) from Ratingen, Germany. Ratingen is very well connected to the motorway network and to the regional light rail network. Long distance trains stop at the nearby Düsseldorf Airport station, which can be reached by bus from Ratingen.