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Coat of arms of the city of Gevelsberg
Map of Germany, position of the city of Gevelsberg highlighted

Coordinates: 51 ° 19 ′  N , 7 ° 20 ′  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Arnsberg
Circle : Ennepe-Ruhr district
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 26.34 km 2
Residents: 30,701 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1166 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 58285
Area code : 02332
License plate : EN, WIT
Community key : 05 9 54 012

City administration address :
Rathausplatz 1
58285 Gevelsberg
Website :
Mayor : Claus Jacobi ( SPD )
Location of the city of Gevelsberg in the Ennepe-Ruhr district
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Gevelsberg is a town with around 31,000 inhabitants in the southern Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany . It belongs to the Ennepe-Ruhr district .


Geographical location

The geographic location of Gevelsberg (city center) is 7 ° 20 ′ east longitude and 51 ° 19 ′ north latitude. The urban area covers an area of ​​26.27 km². The largest north-south extension is 7.1 km and the largest west-east extension 7.15 km. The difference in altitude within the urban area is about 200 meters. The deepest point is on the Ennepe near Vogelsang at 131.5  m above sea level. NN , the highest point on the Hageböllinger head with 336.36  m above sea level. NN .

In terms of cultural geography, Gevelsberg is in a transitional position between the Ruhr area in the north and the Sauerland and Bergisches Land in the south.

Natural space

In terms of nature , the urban area belongs to the Süderbergland within the Slate Mountains on the right bank of the Rhine . In the Gevelsberg area, the Süderbergland is divided into several sub-units:

In terms of cultural landscape, the entire urban area is part of the Niederbergisch-Märkisches Land .

Panorama photo of Gevelsberg on August 30, 2015, location: Elberfelder Straße near Stütingstraße, looking north

City structure

The river Ennepe forms the lowest point of the urban area and the boundary between the mountains and Gevelsberg.

The city has existed in its current size since the municipal territorial reform on January 1, 1970. At that time, the law on the reorganization of the Ennepe-Ruhr district made the previously independent communities of Asbeck , Berge and Silschede , which belonged to the Volmarstein district and north of Gevelsberg, were established - with the exception of small outlying areas that came to the cities of Wetter (Ruhr) and Sprockhövel - incorporated into the city of Gevelsberg. In the course of administrative reform further small parts of were Haßlinghausen and Linder Hausen in the districts Gevelsberg Asbeck and incorporated. Before the regional reform, Gevelsberg had an area of ​​11.26 km².

Since the regional reform of 1970, the cadastral area of the city covers 26.27 km². It is divided into four districts with a total of 44 corridors (as of 2013). The current district boundaries largely correspond (apart from small-scale adjustments) to the territorial boundaries of the former town of Gevelsberg and the three old communities that were valid until 1969.

Administratively, the city Gevelsberg since 1970 in four (coinciding with the districts) is neighborhoods organized to which several local locations include, d. H. different settlement areas such as districts , hamlets or individual locations .

Markings in Gevelsberg Overview of the districts / districts of Gevelsberg, as of 2013
According to no. District surface history associated locations
1310 Gevelsberg 12.47 km² until 1969 city of Gevelsberg u. a. An der Maus, Börkey, Braken, Bruchmühle, Frielinghausen , Hagebölling , In der Aske, In der Bredde, Klostermark, Sauerbruch, Vogelsang
1343 Asbeck 3.42 km² until 1969 community of Asbeck u. a. Sunshine, Vosshausen
1344 mountains 5.16 km² until 1969 community of Berge u. a. On the Geer, Heck, Knapp
1348 Silschede 5.24 km² until 1969 municipality of Silschede u. a. Behrenbruch, Buffalo, Ellinghausen, Ilberg

Neighboring communities

The direct neighboring cities of Gevelsberg in the east are the independent city of Hagen and - further clockwise - Ennepetal , Schwelm , Sprockhövel and Wetter (Ruhr) as neighboring cities in the Ennepe-Ruhr district.


Bronze plaques on the city's history at the Engelbert tunnel
The old church square, the “nucleus” of the city
Development of the population between 1975 and 2006

The first traces of human life in today's Gevelsberg urban area date from the Stone Age .

The place Gevelsberg emerged from the former Mylinghausen farmers . Milinchusen was first mentioned in a document on December 13, 1096. In this document, the Archbishop of Cologne left the monastery of Siegburg, among other things, a court in Mylinghausen. Due to the ending of the name in -inghausen , it is assumed that the name Mylinghausen and thus the settlement dates back to the 9th century.

  • In 1102 Friedrich von Westfalen had to cede half of his county to the Archbishop of Cologne. The area around Gevelsberg also belonged to the ceded part with which the noblemen of Volmarstein were enfeoffed.
  • From 1180 the Archbishops of Cologne, as Dukes of Westphalia, also became secular rulers over Gevelsberg.
  • Gevelsberg became better known in 1225, because on November 7th of that year the imperial administrator and Archbishop of Cologne Engelbert , Count von Berg , was attacked and killed by the son of his cousin, Count Friedrich von Isenberg , in a ravine on the slope of the Gevelsberg . At the former crime scene, a Cistercian convent was built around 1230 as atonement , which became the nucleus of today's city.
  • From 1324 Gevelsberg belonged to the county of Mark .
  • From 1577 the Cistercian convent was converted into a free worldly aristocratic women's monastery . It existed until 1812 when it was dissolved under Napoleon.
  • In 1609 Gevelsberg came under the rule of the Elector of Brandenburg, who inherited the county of Mark. Since the division of the estate ran into difficulties, the County of Mark was jointly administered with Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg until 1614. After 1614 Gevelsberg only belongs to Brandenburg.
  • In 1805, shortly before the abbey was abolished by the Napoleonic decree , the representative slate house at Im Stift 6 was completed for the abbess in the classicism style.
  • During the Napoleonic occupation of 1807-1813, Gevelsberg belonged to the Grand Duchy of Berg .
  • In 1815 the Prussian province of Westphalia was created to which Gevelsberg belonged from then on.
  • On May 1, 1867, the rural community Mylinghausen was officially renamed Gevelsberg .
  • On February 1, 1886, Gevelsberg was granted city rights by Kaiser Wilhelm I as King of Prussia due to the fulfillment of the legal requirements .
  • In 1889/1890 one of the first municipal power plants in Germany was built in Gevelsberg . As the second city in Germany (after Berlin), Gevelsberg introduced electric street lighting .
  • The flourishing of the small industrial economy (hammer mills using water power, small iron products) caused the population to rise sharply in the 19th century. Numerous residential buildings, factory owners' villas and factories were built during this time, which still shape the cityscape today.
  • After the Reichspogromnacht in 1938, the Jewish citizens were deported in the following period. Fedor and Johanna Rosenthal, who ran a large textile department store in Gevelsberg, perished in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the Theresienstadt ghetto .
  • In 1946 Prussia was dissolved and Gevelsberg has belonged to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ever since.

Mining history

In the northern Gevelsberg district of Silschede there was mining early on, probably from the middle of the 15th century . As in the neighboring communities of weather and Sprockhövel underline the oldest there seams of coal from the earth's surface. The mining is first documented for 1641. At this time there was already an old tunnel in a long-abandoned coal mine. In this area the Dachsloch, Fuchsloch and Grevelsloch mines built on the seams Breite Bank, Schmale Bank and Striepen. The Dachs & Grevelsloch colliery developed from these mines . The main extraction shaft was the Rudolph shaft. In 1871 the Dachs & Grevelsloch colliery was taken over by the Germany colliery .

In 1849 the Trappe colliery in Silschede built its new Voerster underground mine . In 1925 this mine was closed. After the war there were still individual mines, but they were closed after a few years for economic reasons. For example, remaining stocks were mined at the “Wilhelmsfreude” small mine in the old coal fields.

There were insignificant iron ore deposits in the south and north of Gevelsberg .

Place names

The earliest written documents are from 1235 and read "Gyeuilberch" and "Givelberch". The name is usually assigned to Old Saxon * givil ('gable', 'face'), which goes back to the shape of the mountain.


Municipal council

Local election 2014
Turnout: 52.5% (- 4.7 pp)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+ 8.1  % p.p.
-2.5  % p
-5.2  % p
+ 0.2  % p
+ 0.5  % p
+ 0.5  % p
Allocation of seats in the Gevelsberg city council
Parties and Voter communities Seats
2014 2009 2004
SPD 26th 23 20th
CDU 8th 9 15th
FWG ( a list with FDP since 2014 ) 3 3 6th
GREEN 3 2 3
LEFT 2 2 -
FDP - 2 2
NPD - 1 -


Claus Jacobi , mayor since 2004
  • 1886–1911: Fritz Knippschild
  • 1911–1919: Walter Leinberger
  • 1919–1929: Hermann Müller
  • 1930–1933: Konrad Rappold
  • 1933: Heinrich Hanholz (then district administrator of the Ennepe-Ruhr district)
  • 1933–1945: Günther Siegfried Albitz
  • 1945: Hermann Hussmann
  • 1945–1961: Gustav Trost (SPD)
  • 1961–1991: Helmut vom Schemm
  • 1991-2004: Klaus Solmecke (SPD)
  • since 2004: Claus Jacobi (SPD)

City Directors

From 1946 until the merger of the functions of city director with that of mayor in 1996, the city administration was headed by the following city directors:

  • 1946–1969: Erich Blumenroth
  • 1969–1981: Gerhard Borgemeister
  • 1981–1996: Volker Stein (then District Administrator of the Ennepe-Ruhr district)

coat of arms

The historic Gevelsberg city coat of arms was awarded to the city by decree of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior of March 9, 1903.

On a gold-colored, rectangular shield with rounded corners rises above a green hill, a red brick gable pierced by three arched windows. In the center of the coat of arms there is a black comb wheel on a golden heart shield .

From this original city coat of arms, the current Gevelsberg city coat of arms was developed in the mid-1950s and has since been used on all official occasions. A three-tower, sandstone-gray wall crown with a closed city gate under the central tower, the badge of city rights, is attached to the upper edge. The central heart shield with the wheel as a symbol of the industry is here added in color to the red of the building.

Town twinning

Gevelsberg has three partner communities :

  • Vendôme is a small French town with around 17,000 inhabitants, located in the Loir-et-Cher department in the Center-Val de Loire region . The partnership has existed since 1973.
  • Szprotawa (German: Sprottau ) is a Polish city with about 12,000 inhabitants that belongs to the Lubusz Voivodeship . The place is in the former Lower Silesia, about 50 km away from the German-Polish border near Cottbus . The partnership has existed since May 17, 1996.
  • Butera is an Italian municipality with around 5000 inhabitants in south-western Sicily . Almost 1000 Italians in Gevelsberg have family roots in the village of Butera or the surrounding region of Caltanissetta . The partnership charter was signed on May 8, 2004.

Culture and sights

Civic center on Buteraplatz, Mittelstrasse

At the central main street of the town Gevelsberg, Central Street 86/88, lies the "Civic Center", the seat of Adult Education - Zweckverbandes Ennepe-Ruhr South . The VHS contributes to the further education of the local population through seminars and events. In addition, several clubs have their own premises in the community center .

Gevelsberg is also characterized by a lively cultural life, which, however, is largely organized by the city's residents themselves. The cultural experience of the younger residents has been shaped in recent years by the New Gevelsberg Cultural Association (NGK). Sophisticated cinema offers regular "blackout". The Gevelsberg Concert Society organizes a program of classical music.

Art in public space

See: List of works of art in public space in Gevelsberg


Listed "Old Abbess House", in the monastery

There are several historical buildings in the city, over a hundred of which have been placed under monument protection.

The architectural monuments include the Rocholz estate in Berge, the Protestant Church of the Redeemer and several older houses that have been preserved in the monastery and monastery district. Remains of the route of the former Schlebusch- Harkort coal railway founded by Friedrich Harkort , also known as the Silscheder coal railway or Hasper coal railway , can still be seen in Silschede . The route led from the Schlebusch district to the Hasper hut .

Several urban renewal and urban development measures were implemented or started in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Former grain distillery Niedernberg & Krüner, main building of the new "Dorfs am Hagebölling"

At the end of the 1990s, for example, the ensemble of the former Niedernberg & Krüner grain distillery on Hagener Straße was converted into a meeting center.

The “Gevelsberger Stadtzeichen” on the “Ennepe Bridge” in the city center was created in 1989 by the artist Janusz Hajduk-Gubalke. The project was made possible thanks to the generous donation from the patron Wasyl Seniw, who found a new home in Gevelsberg. A bronze plaque with the Sator square is embedded in the city sign. The aim was to bring contemporary art into the cityscape. In addition to this object, the “time layers” by the Japanese Yoshiaki Watanabe at the “Lusebrink” also belong to the overall project.

One of the more recent large structures is the 540-meter-long Engelbert tunnel in the city center. It was opened to traffic on December 3, 2007.

The Ennepebogen , a former industrial wasteland on which the old Gevelsberg power station stood, was redesigned into a residential and leisure area from 2006.

Ennepebogen Gevelsberg with rainbow in the background


The swim-in is a modern sports and leisure pool that was renovated in 2011.

The swim-in is a modern sports and leisure pool that was renovated in 2011. It has an adventure pool, four giant slides, an outdoor pool with a spacious sunbathing area and a spacious sauna area in African style.

The Stefansbachtal stadium in Gevelsberg has an artificial pitch and a real turf pitch

The Stefansbachtal stadium was modernized between 2004 and 2006 as part of the unsuccessful application as a training location for the 2006 World Cup. It has a real turf and an artificial turf pitch and the FSV-Gevelsberg clubhouse.

The Gevelsberg Adventure Park is a commercial leisure facility for children, which arose from the former Kruiner cast steelworks at the Kruiner tunnel on the B 7. After a year of planning and construction, the adventure park became one of the largest indoor playgrounds in the Ruhr area in 2005 with around 5000 m² of indoor space.

The HSG Gevelsberg / Silschede is the top-class sports club and plays in the handball Oberliga Westfalen. The home games are played in the West Sports Hall.

Regular events

Boulevard Gevelsberg 2012, Mittelstrasse

A traditional high point in city life is the Gevelsberg fair , which has been held every year on the last weekend in June since 1934. The “weirdest fair in Europe” is organized by the Gevelsberg fair association and 12 fair groups. In the city center, along Mittelstrasse and Elberfelder Strasse, numerous fairground rides , but also drinks stalls from local clubs, are set up. The highlight of the event is the Sunday fair , which is attended by over 50,000 spectators every year. There is a partnership between the Mühlenhämmer fair group of the Gevelsberger fair society and the Rimbach fair community of the Mühlhäuser fair (Thuringia).

Events in the pedestrian zone such as the "Quellenfest", first in 1988 and most recently in 2008, are also traditional events. The Quellenfest was renamed "Boulevard Gevelsberg" in 2009 due to the redesigned Mittelstrasse - it is now a traffic-calmed zone. It takes place on the Ascension weekend.

Other regular events are:

  • International guitar festival the week before Easter
  • Christmas market in Silschede on the first weekend in Advent
  • Christmas market in the center of Gevelsberg on the second weekend of Advent
  • Dickes G music festival on the last Saturday of the summer holidays

Economy and Infrastructure


Dieckerhoff Guss, a metal company in Gevelsberg
ABC plant in Gevelsberg

The medium-sized industry of Gevelsberg (metal industry, mechanical engineering, suppliers) has proven to be adaptable up to the present day. After the Second World War , which caused only comparatively little damage here, it became clear that the closure of large, meanwhile group-dependent operations and the decline in industrial employees did not spare Gevelsberg either.

Larger city-based companies include:

Former companies:

  • Krefft (stove factory, canteen kitchens, later Bauknecht. In the late 1940s, great involvement in radio and television technology under the name "Weltfunk". Almost everyone who watched the NWDR TV station in the early 1950s did so via a receiver from Krefft.)
  • Bauknecht (kitchens)
  • Jeco-Jellinghaus GmbH (a company of Mahindra Forgings Europe )
  • Peddinghaus (tools, including vices)
  • Room (scales)
  • Schürhoff (bicycles)
  • Gevelsberger Actien Brewery (later Andreas Brewery in Hagen-Haspe)

There are various shopping opportunities in the city ​​center, along the B 7 and, to a lesser extent, in the city districts. A weekly market takes place in the mornings every Wednesday and Saturday on Vendômer Square.


The daily Westfälische Rundschau ( WAZ media group ) as well as the advertising papers WAP (advertising and advertising post Schwelm / Gevelsberg / Ennepetal; West German publishing and advertising company ) and Wochenkurier (Ennepe-Ruhr edition) appear in Gevelsberg with local content . In the area of ​​radio there is Radio Ennepe Ruhr , a local radio station from Radio NRW . In terms of television, Gevelsberg belongs to the editorial area of ​​the WDR studio in Dortmund.


Public transport

A 1 with junction “Gevelsberg” in the northern part of Silschede

Gevelsberg lies on several railway lines, the most important being the Düsseldorf-Derendorf – Dortmund Süd railway line . The stations Gevelsberg-Knapp, Gevelsberg Hbf , Gevelsberg-Kipp and Gevelsberg West , which are connected to the S8 to Hagen and via Wuppertal and Düsseldorf to Mönchengladbach, are located here. Even if the Gevelsberg main station is often called the “smallest main station in the Federal Republic”, according to the strict definition it is not even a train station, but only a stopping point , as there is no switch there.

Another railway line is the Ennepetalbahn , which is only used by museum trains. The stations on this route, Gevelsberg-Poeten and Gevelsberg-Nirgena, are therefore of no importance in daily rail traffic. On the railway line Witten – Schwelm (Elbschetalbahn), which branched off at Gevelsberg West station and had another station in Asbeck , passenger traffic was discontinued on November 30, 1979, the line north of Gevelsberg West has been dismantled. The Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) train station is also on the Elberfeld – Dortmund railway line . This has Gevelsberg in its name, although it lies entirely in the urban area of ​​the neighboring town of Ennepetal , as the old Gevelsberg train station has been closed since 1963.

Gevelsberg is part of the Rhein-Ruhr transport association . In addition, the tariff of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Ruhr-Lippe applies to journeys in their area. The tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg can be used as a transitional tariff to Cologne .


A motorway connection exists via the federal motorway 1 and the federal roads 7 and 234 and the state roads 527 (Elberfelder Strasse, Wittener Strasse and Eichholzstrasse), 666 (Haßlinghauser Strasse, Mittelstrasse), 702 (Asbecker Strasse), 891 (Rosendahler Strasse).


There are several schools in the city. Six primary schools (GS Am Strückerberg, GS Pestalozzi, GS Schnellmark, GS Silschede, GS Vogelsang and the private Protestant GS Georg-Müller primary school) are spread across the city. The West School Center in the Gevelsberg district of Frielinghausen houses the Hasencleverschule, a special needs school , the Gevelsberg secondary school and the Gevelsberg municipal high school . The municipal secondary school Gevelsberg is located northeast of the city center.

Further educational institutions are the Ennepe-Ruhr-Süd adult education center and the municipal music school as well as the private painting school Maldumal.


sons and daughters of the town

Nirgenaplatz in Gevelsberg

The following personalities were born in Gevelsberg or live in Gevelsberg:

  • Hans-Jürgen Abromeit (born October 13, 1954), Bishop of the Pomeranian Evangelical Church
  • Ulrich Adrian (born February 13, 1958), journalist, ARD correspondent (ARD TV studio Warsaw)
  • Remigius Bäumer (born December 11, 1918 - December 26, 1998 in Kirchzarten), Catholic theologian
  • Alfred Birnschein (born June 12, 1908 in Crossen (Oder), † November 13, 1990 in Gevelsberg), painter, graphic artist and art teacher
  • Bernd Brandl (born February 17, 1954), Protestant missionary, theologian and church historian
  • Michael Cramer (born June 16, 1949), politician, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dorothea Fischer (* 1937), artist
  • Rüdiger Frohn (* 1950), lawyer, head of the Federal President's Office (1999–2004)
  • Norbert Gallinnis (born August 26, 1967 in Gevelsberg), correspondence chess player
  • Otto Goetze (born June 25, 1886; † July 19, 1955 in Heidelberg), namesake of the Otto Goetze Prize for young surgeons
  • Sabine Hebenstreit-Müller (born June 18, 1952), German educationalist
  • Hans Peter Hiby (* 1962 in Gevelsberg), jazz and improvisation musician
  • Elisabeth Höngen (born December 7, 1906 - † August 7, 1997 in Vienna), singer (mezzo-soprano) at the Semperoper in Dresden, professor at the Vienna Music Academy
  • Bert Hoppe (* 1970), historian, journalist and publisher's editor
  • Josef Horn (born January 1, 1902 in Gevelsberg, Mittelstr. 73, † December 3, 1951 in Wuppertal), painter
  • Heidrun Kämper (* 1954 in Gevelsberg), philologist and political scientist
  • Lukas Klostermann (born June 3, 1996 in Herdecke, lives in Gevelsberg), soccer player (German U21 national soccer team, RB Leipzig)
  • Sia Korthaus (* 1968), German cabaret artist and actress
  • Ernst Krukowski (born April 2, 1918 - † October 22, 1982 in Berlin), opera singer (baritone) at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin
  • Arthur Kulling (* 1926 in Gevelsberg; † September 18, 2009), concertmaster, conductor, composer, president of the German Johann Strauss Society, recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit
  • Ralph Kulling (* 1953), director of the Alt-Wiener-Strauss-Ensemble, Stuttgart, owner of the audiophile classic CD label Edition HERA
  • Heinz Lohmann (1934–2001), concert organist
  • Jochen Luckhardt (* 1952), art historian and since 1990 director of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig
  • Lena Oberdorf (* 2001 in Gevelsberg), soccer player (German national soccer team for women, SGS Essen )
  • Walter Oettinghaus (1883–1950), socialist politician and trade unionist, member of the Reichstag 1920–1924 and 1930–1933
  • Alexandra Popp (born April 6, 1991 in Witten, lives in Gevelsberg), soccer player (German national soccer team for women)
  • Uwe Post (born June 15, 1968 in Gevelsberg), author
  • Ulrich Samm (* 1950), professor for plasma physics in Düsseldorf / Jülich
  • Werner Schloemann (born July 11, 1904 in Gevelsberg; † December 18, 1981 in Konstanz) was rector of the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences from 1939 to 1945 and from 1958 to 1966
  • Eugen Schneider (born October 26, 1898 in Gevelsberg, † May 31, 1983 in Leverkusen), union official and district administrator
  • Maik Schott (* 1969), jazz musician
  • Peter Stangier (born April 7, 1898 - † December 12, 1962 in Münster), politician (NSDAP)
  • Klaus-Peter Thaler (born May 14, 1949 in Eckmannshausen, Netphen), cyclist, multiple amateur and professional world champion
  • Heinrich Theodor Vierhaus (born July 14, 1951), head of the Chair of Computer Engineering at the University of Cottbus
  • Klaus Weiss (born February 17, 1942 - December 10, 2008), jazz drummer
  • Ernst Weisenfeld (born August 21, 1913; † January 4, 2009 in Hamburg), author and France correspondent for ARD and WDR in Paris

Honorary citizen

  • Fritz Knippschild - Mayor of the City of Gevelsberg - according to the resolution of September 6, 1910

After that, the city of Gevelsberg did not appoint any more honorary citizens. The incorporated communities of Asbeck, Silschede and Berge had named honorary citizens before incorporation, who are now considered honorary citizens of Gevelsberg. These are:

  • Karl Hiby - Mayor of the municipality of Asbeck - according to the resolution of February 12, 1965
  • Friedrich Külpmann - Mayor of the municipality of Silschede - according to the resolution of May 7, 1969
  • Fritz Große-Oetringhaus senior - Community representative of the community of Silschede - according to the decision of May 7, 1969
  • Walter Behle - Mayor of the community of Berge - according to the decision of July 15, 1969


Gevelsberg City Library, Wittener Strasse
Gevelsberg Youth Center, Schulstrasse
  • Friedrich Schloemann: History of Gevelsberg. Gevelsberg 1907.
  • Bruno Zierenberg: The story of Gevelsberg. Gevelsberg 1928.
  • Franz Overkott : Gevelsberg - The small iron industrial town on the Ennepe. Gevelsberg 1956.
  • Walter Herrmann: 1886–1986, 100 years of the city of Gevelsberg, the becoming of a city. Meinerzhagen 1985.
  • Wilfried Reininghaus and others: Gevelsberg 1225–1886–1986, studies and sources on the history of the city of Gevelsberg. Gevelsberg 1988.
  • Rolf Kappel: Unknown where moved to. Jews in Gevelsberg. Hagen 1991.
  • Wido Meister: The Engelbert tables in Gevelsberg. in: Romerike Berge. Issue 1/2003, pp. 32-37.
  • Wido Meister: The ravine in which the Archbishop Engelbert von Berg was attacked. in: Romerike Berge. Issue 4/2003, pp. 2-6.
  • Margret Korn: Gevelsberg, past and present, chats about a city. Gevelsberg 2007.
  • City of Gevelsberg (Ed.): 125 years of the city of Gevelsberg. Food 2011.
  • Peter Dahms: Gevelsberg 125 years of city rights. 2011.
  • Wido Meister: Chronicle of the community Asbeck near Gevelsberg. in: Gevelsberg City Archives: Gevelsberger Geschichte (n) No. 6/2015, pp. 3–60.
  • Margret Korn: streets and street names of the city of Gevelsberg, origin of interpretation , Gevelsberg 2017

Web links

Commons : Gevelsberg  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  11. Automotive supplier suffers from Corona report by radio station Radio Ennepe Ruhr on June 24, 2020, accessed on July 25, 2020
  12. Otto Koenig: "Death on installments" - the Wilhelm Krefft AG in Gevelsberg | IG Metall Gevelsberg - Hattingen. In: Retrieved January 17, 2017 .
  13. See overview of schools in the city of Gevelsberg
  14. Homepage of the Georg-Müller-Elementary School on
  15. Homepage of the Maldumal painting school at