The town is afforded a favorable position with a stunning backdrop. Founded in the 12th century it remained a small village until the 19th century. It enjoys a rich culture with a background in tool making and textiles, which still continues today. One third of the town is made up of forests and green spaces. There are 23 nature reserves in and around the town. The Eschbach Dam is a sight to behold. It provides fresh drinking water and is the oldest drinking-water reservoir in Germany. An accomplished town, it also hosts the highest railway bridge in Germany, which towers over the river valley. The town's fortress dominates the landscape. Reached either by foot along a steep mountain path or by the more leisurely cable-car route. It bestows splendid views of the town and lush green surroundings from the top.
Location: A charming setting in, which to self-indulge
Remscheid is located in North Rhine Westphalia. The town is situated in the Bergisches Land, a low mountain range in the Lower Rhine Valley. Surrounded by lush forest, mountains, rivers and lakes the area is still within easy reach of Cologne and Dusseldorf. The River Rhine is less than 30 minutes away and Frankfurt only 2 hours away. This makes it the perfect get-away spot for that weekend break or longer vacation.
Business: Ideal location for all your corporate event needs
Being located near to the business districts of Dusseldorf and Cologne makes the town an ideal starting point if you are visiting the region for business purposes. Relax in beautiful surroundings after a long hard day at the office or after a conference. Team-building activities are available in the surrounding area, on the River Rhine or in the Bergisches Land with its lakes and mountain landscape.
Culture: Rich history providing a prime cultural experience
A fantastic museum to visit in the town is the X-ray museum, which commemorates the life and works of Wilhelm Roentgen who discovered x-rays. The cloth museum is also worth a visit. This showcases the fascinating history of the textile industry in the region. Visit the monastery church culture center and enjoy a range of theaters shows and orchestra concerts. The area boasts a host of culinary delights ranging from rustic bistros to award-winning Michelin-star restaurants.
Activities: A mix of fun-packed vibrancy and wellness.
The Bergisches Land affords spectacular mountain peaks, lush forests, and crystal-clear lakes. Revel in some hiking, cycling, golf, or canoeing. Enjoy castles and cathedrals enroute or take a break at one of the many vistas while you pass stunning, lush greenery. There are also a number of wellness spas affording the perfect way to relax, unwind, and leave behind all the stresses of everyday life.