Krefeld (222,000 inhabitants) is located on the west bank of the Rhine, halfway between Duisburg and Düsseldorf. With four clubs in the German Bundesliga, this region is a real hot spot for football fans. The borough of Uerdingen, bounded on one side by the Rhine, is part of Krefeld. The historic city of Krefeld has a pleasant, car-free centre with all the familiar attractions of a lively shopping centre. And if you do want to check out Düsseldorf, you can be in its famous old town in less than half an hour.