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Places worth seeing

"Bürgerhäuser" (Citizens House) situated in Eich numbers 6 and 8

This is where Wermelskirchen's historical archives are preserved. Throughout the year many exhibitions take place here as well as wedding ceremonies.

Evangelic church in the town centre

Three different styles are representated by this church and as a consequence give it a special charm : Middle-Age Romantic style, the second-half of eighteenth century style and Prussian neoclassic style.

The Hospital of Wermelskirchen

For eighty years the people of Wermelskirchen dreamed of having a modern hospital. Evidence has been found that back in 1873, newly-married couples donated towards it's construction. It was eventually built in 1960 and houses modern technical equipment.

"Bürgerzentrum" (Community Centre)

The town hall, a underground garage, a café, a bank and a police-station are situated in or adjacent to the Centre. Political and social events take place the spacious halls.

Typical houses of Bergisch Land

These houses that were built in the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries in the centre of town prove that the town was prosperous in that era. The white window frames with green shutters and carvings in the front door are typical of this style. The walls of these houses are often slated.

The Californian mammoth-pine

The tree is on of the town's main symbols and attractions. It was planted in 1870 and is considered to be one of Germany's biggest Christmas trees.

Convention hotel "Maria in der Aue"

This hotel was built in 1927 in a baroque style by the industrial Karl Haniel according to the plans of the architect Walter from Berlin. At the beginning it was a shelter for hunters and also a hotel. Nowadays a lot of companies frequently organize meetings in relaxing and well-situated surroundings.