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  3. Remscheid

    Discover the city of makers and hobby inventors! 

    Success with tools 

    Remscheid has been an important centre of the tool industry for hundreds of years. You can get a sense of the flair for inventiveness in the Bergisches Land up close at the German Tool Museum. The Steffenshammer, an old forge cottage, demonstrates what the working world used to look like in days gone by. And you can explore the diversity of today’s production on the Werkzeugtrasse, a disused railway line that is now a popular cycle path. 

    The heart of Remscheid

    The Bergisch lion is the symbol of the city. It stands guard in front of the town hall, an imposing building made from quarry stone. You can shop till you drop in the nearby Allee-Center, the largest shopping centre in the region, and in the pedestrianised area. The Bergisch Symphony Orchestra gives evening performances at the Teo Otto Theater.

    Remscheid’s historic city districts: Bergisch culture in Lennep and Lüttringhausen 

    Set off in the footsteps of weavers and hobby inventors in Lennep, one of the oldest towns in the Bergisches Land. The former Hanseatic city was also the birthplace of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. At the German Röntgen Museum, you can experience science hands-on and try it out for yourself. Cabaret and variety shows are offered at the Rotationstheater and the Klostenkirche cultural centre in Remscheid Lennep.

    Lüttringhausen's old town dates back even further. The protestant church in the “Dorp”, as the locals call it, is an example of Bergisch baroque, as is the Haus Clerff patrician house next to the Tool Museum.

    City close to nature

    Remscheid is a green city – almost two-thirds of it is covered by green spaces and forest areas. Enjoy the natural Bergisch surroundings on a walk around the Eschbach reservoir, Germany’s oldest drinking water reservoir, that takes around an hour.


    Population: 111.516 (2020)
    Average age: 45 years (2019)
    Area: 74,52 km2
    Highest point: 378,86 m ASL
    Lowest point: 96 m ASL
    Coordinates: 51° 11′ N, 7° 12′ O
    Townships: 4
    Neighborhoods: 54