Welcome to Cleves – the Gateway to the Lower Rhine

Experience Cleves, a city with origins in the ice age past and now known for its distinctive landscape and historical significance. Located on a steep slope, Cleves is characterized by the impressive Schwanenburg Castle, which, together with the collegiate church, shapes the unique panorama of the city. With around 50,000 inhabitants, our city combines a lively county town atmosphere with picturesque squares, cultural treasures, and inviting parklands. Discover Cleves, where history and present, nature and culture harmoniously converge, near the border with the Netherlands and the pulsating heart of Europe.