The town of Ratingen, located in Mettmann, North-Rhine Westphalia, is a historical city and has an important industrial centre. It is very near to the city of Düsseldorf, some 12km north-east of the town. With a good road network and public transportation system, the town is an attractive business destination making it seamless for guests to find a suitable hotel in Ratingen.
Which top attractions should I absolutely see in the city?
Take your clients to the Cromford Park and explore the very interesting Textile and Industry Museum. It specialises in textile history and features exhibits of spinning machines. In addition to the museum, you can also still see the Villa Cromford whose Garden Room is a popular wedding venue. For history buffs, the Neanderthal Museum is a good choice with its exhibits of the history of mankind.
What should I know about the business zone in Ratingen?
Ratingen actively supports business development and encourages investments in town. With a solid infrastructure and business facilities to offer enterprises, it is no surprise that big and well-known companies such as Esprit made Ratingen its European headquarters. Signotec, a market leader in electronic signature technology is also headquartered in Ratingen. Other start-up companies that have a presence there include Ewex Business Solutions, Hunnebeck Group and Baudebo. Some of the top business enterprises represented are Microsoft, Rewe Group, ABB, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec, Prosegur and LG. A handful of trade fairs and shows are also held in Ratingen primarily in the food & beverages and leisure sectors.
What activities can I do in the vicinity of my hotel in Ratingen?
There town's proximity to the city of Düsseldorf is a big temptation, making it easy to combine a business trip with a side visit to the city where you can see attractions such as Museum Kunstpalast and Schloss Benrath. Königsallee in Düsseldorf city is also famous for its shopping. If you don’t have much time to spare, a delicious meal in one of the Michelin-recommended restaurants in Ratingen town is a wonderful way to socialise with colleagues and guests. End the evening with leisurely drinks at one of the café bars for a truly relaxing night, or walk off those calories on the Blue Lake (Blauer See) grounds before you go back to your Ratingen hotel.