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Coordinates: 51 ° 12 '  N , 7 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Cologne
Circle : Oberbergischer Kreis
Height : 421 m above sea level NHN
Area : 53.86 km 2
Residents: 21,919 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 407 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 42477
Primaries : 02195, 02191
License plate : GM
Community key : 05 3 74 036

City administration address :
Hohenfuhrstrasse 13
42477 Radevormwald
Website : www.radevormwald.de
Mayor : Johannes Mans
Location of the town of Radevormwald in the Oberbergischer Kreis
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis Oberbergischer Kreis Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis Nordrhein-Westfalen Remscheid Wuppertal Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis Märkischer Kreis Kreis Olpe Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein Rheinland-Pfalz Waldbröl Morsbach Nümbrecht Wiehl Reichshof Gummersbach Marienheide Bergneustadt Engelskirchen Lindlar Hückeswagen Wipperfürth Radevormwaldmap
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Radevormwald - local short form: Rade - is one of the oldest cities in the Bergisches Land in North Rhine-Westphalia and is a middle center in the Oberbergischer Kreis . Since July 24, 2012, Radevormwald officially bears the title Stadt auf der Höhe .

The town of Radevormwald is mainly characterized by its small and medium-sized enterprises from the service sector and the manufacturing industry. With regard to the Rhine with the cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf in the west and the transport connections, the city is in a peripheral location; the surrounding area is rural with the exception of neighboring Remscheid . Many religious communities have found their home here. Their churches testify to the diversity.

As in many other places in the Bergisches Land, older historical buildings have not been preserved. An exception is the historic rococo-style garden house, which was built in 1772 and survived the last city fire in 1802. Today it is located in the city park, which was named Parc de Châteaubriant in reference to the Radevormwald twin town of Châteaubriant .



At 421 m above sea level, the place was the highest town in the Düsseldorf administrative region . Since a regional reform in 1975 it has been in the Cologne administrative district .

Neighboring communities

Radevormwald and surroundings
Wuppertal Ennepetal Breckerfeld
Remscheid Wind rose small.svg Halver
Remscheid Hückeswagen Wipperfürth

Population development

Population development of Radevormwald from 1792 to 2017 according to the adjacent table
year Residents
1792 4320
1807 3429
1826 5383
1865 8879
1900 10,446
1939 13,861
1946 17,159
1961 20,957
1975 24,526
1983 23,850
year Residents
1990 23,762
1995 25,720
2000 25,852
2005 25,330
2010 23,708
2011 23,616
2012 22,230
2015 23,151
2016 22,473
2017 22,428

Localities and districts

Map with the main districts
Typical town house
At the market square


Altendorf  | Altenhof  | Auf'm Hagen  | Beck  | Mountain  | Bergerhof  | Birch trees  | Böhlefeldshaus  | Borbeck  | Born  | Braake  | Brebach  | Brunsheide  | Brunshöh  | Bush Siepen  | Dahlerau  | Dahlhausen  | Diepenbruch  | Dieplingsberg  | Calibration  | Eistringhausen  | Erlenbach  | Espert  | Feckinghausen  | Feldmannshaus  | Felsenbeck  | Filde  | Filderheide  | Finkensiepen  | Freudenberg  | Drove  | Funkenhausen  | Geilensiepen  | Grafweg  | Griesensiepen  | Green  | Green tree  | Grunewald  | Hahnenberg  | Harbeck  | Hardt  | Heather  | Heidersteg  | Heidt  | Herbeck  | Herringbone  | Over  | Honsberg  | Hönde  | Hönderbruch  | Höltersiepen  | Hürxtal  | Hulverscheidt  | Husmecke  | In the bush  | In the Hagen  | Im Holte  | In the camp  | In the forest  | In the Wildental  | In the meadow  | Ispingrade  | Jakobsholt  | Hunter's House  | Coffee pot  | Karlshöh  | Karthausen  | Kattenbusch  | Keilbeck  | Kettlershaus  | Klaukenburg  | Knefelskamp  | Köttershaus  | Kottmannshausen  | Kräwinkel  | Crab kicks  | Krebsögersteg  | Kronenberg  | Lambeck  | Lambecker Mill  | Landwehr  | Langenkamp  | Leimhol  | Leimholer Mill  | Leye  | Linden tree  | Light oaks  | Lorenzhaus  | Mermbach  | Milspe  | Möllersbaum  | Needle screens  | Neuenhammer  | Neuenhaus  | Neuenhof  | Niederdahl  | Niedernfeld  | Niederwönkhausen  | Oberbuschsiepen  | Oberdahl  | Oberdahlhausen  | Obergraben  | Obergrunewald  | Oberkarthausen  | Obernfeld  | Obernhof  | Oberönkfeld  | Oberschmittensiepen  | Supreme Mill  | Oedeschlenke  | Oege  | Önkfeld  | Pastorate Court  | Plumbeck  | Wheel ranges  | Rechelsiepen  | Remlingrade  | Rochollsberg  | Crossroads  | Scheidt  | Schlechtenbeck  | Schmittensiepen  | Schnellental  | Siepen  | Sieplenbusch  | But  | Stoote  | Stooter Mill  | Studberg  | Fir tree  | Uelfe I  | Uelfe II  | Uelfe III  | Uelfe IV  | Ümminghausen  | Umbeck  | Undermine  | Under the bush  | Bottom mill  | Bird house  | Bird mill  | Before the heather  | Before the marrow  | In front of the tree  | Vorm Holte  | Waar  | Walkmüllersiepen  | Wellershausen  | Corrugated wheel  | Weyer  | Wilhelmstal  | Winklenburg  | Winter house  | Wönkhausen  | To the court

Settlements sunk in the Wuppertalsperre in today's urban area of ​​Radevormwald were:
Friedrichsthal  | Nagelsberg trademark  | Kräwinkler Bridge  | Wiebachmühle

Wupper localities

The Wupper flows through part of the urban area . This meant that in the villages Dahlerau, Vogelmühle and Dahlhausen which are in the valley of the Wupper and therefore of the population Wupper villages are called, several textile factories settled. These settlements used the water to generate energy through water wheels and later through run-of-river power stations for their own production . With the construction of the workers' houses by the companies, the population in the Wupper villages increased. The middle class settled here, and there were many retail companies, especially in Dahlerau. However, due to the decline of the textile industry towards the end of the 20th century and increased mobility , most of the shops in the Wupper villages gave up - many former shops are now used as residential buildings.


origin of the name

Radevormwald was originally called "Rode vur dem Wald", which means "clearing before the forest" in High German. The older name Rotha stands for "clearing". The cleared clearing on the 400 m high ridge was created in order to build a fortified place against oncoming Saxons in the 6th and 7th centuries .

There was also the name "Rad / Raad vorm Wald".

First documented mention and city rights

The place is probably mentioned in a document for the first time in 1050. Klaus Pampus writes in his book Urkundliche Erstnenierungen Oberbergischer Orte that Radevormwald was owned by the Reichsabtei Werden and was called Rotha at that time. In the 13th century, the parish of Radevormwald belonged to the Archdiocese of Cologne as part of the Lüdenscheid dean's office .

Before the 14th century, the Counts of Berg owned the farm and the Remlingrade farmers that belonged to it, with a chapel that was independent of the Radevormwald parish .

Between 1301 and 1304, Count Wilhelm I von Berg conquered the area of ​​today's Radevormwald von Kurköln and then incorporated it into the Bergisches Amt Beyenburg , where the city area remained until 1806. To distinguish from the later Maerkisch dominated former Electoral Cologne areas north and east of Radevormwald was probably as early as 1310, the Bergische Landwehr between the Wupper , Ennepe and Bever built.

Between 1309 and 1316 Count Adolf VI. From Berg to consolidate his rule the place the city rights. The settlement in front of the forest is described as a city in a rent certificate from Count Wilhelm II. Von Berg (later Duke Wilhelm I) in 1363 . Radevormwald served under the Count of Berg as a border fortress against the Sauerland in the Mark region .

The importance of Radevormwald results in a comparison of other Bergisch cities from the fact that it paid 166.5 gold gulden to redeem pledged parts of the Duchy of Berg , while z. B. Solingen only raised 88, Elberfeld 84.5 and Hückeswagen only 34.5 gold guilders.

In the 15th century the city prospered. Walls, towers and gates protected the settling trades of blacksmiths, wool weavers and garment makers.

After the middle ages

Two severe city fires raged in the 16th century. The first fire occurred on July 17, 1525. In 1571, the city was destroyed by another fire.

In 1540 the parish and the clergy of the city converted to the Reformed denomination .

In 1620 the place was conquered by the reformed Hessians . During the Thirty Years' War (1618 to 1648), Radevormwald was temporarily the headquarters and camp of the Spaniards and Austrians under the command of Octavio Piccolomini (a general of Wallenstein ). In 1635/36 Dutch and in 1638 Westphalian troops occupied the place, in 1639 it was again taken by the Hessians. All these occupations were charged with murder, looting, arson and desecration accompanied the civilian population, which was decimated by these operations.

After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the Catholic Duke von Berg Philipp Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg (reign 1652 to 1690) persecuted Anabaptists and Mennonites in his domain , so that many of them fled. One such refugee was Adolf von der Leyen from Radevormwald in 1656 ( another information said 1650 ) , who brought the new trade of silk weaving to Krefeld .

In 1742 there was a famine in Radevormwald .

19th century

Radevormwald 1825

On August 24, 1802 there was the last big fire in Radevormwald, the course and destruction of which is relatively precisely documented in literature. In 1833 stagecoach traffic to the surrounding cities was started for the first time and a post office was set up. In 1850, Radevormwald was the scene of a strike by local cloth workers . Towards the end of the century, the railroad followed , because on March 1, 1886 the opening of the Lennep - Krebsöge - Dahlerau - Oberbarmen line was celebrated . Four years later, on February 3, 1890, Krebsöge set up a branch to Radevormwald. All railway lines in the vicinity of the city were typical Prussian branch lines that were built throughout Germany as part of a large-scale development program from 1885.

Radevormwald was the 46th station on the optical pointer telegraph line (1833 to 1849) from Berlin to Coblenz . The location of the pointer telegraph was on today's street "Am Telegraf".

20th century

Brick factory in front of Spannagels pond (demolished in 1920)

There were two important events in 1910. With the opening of a railway line to Halver , the railway network around Radevormwald was completed and the second oldest youth hostel in the world, also the first in the Rhineland, celebrated its inauguration on July 1st .

Between the world wars, Radevormwald developed into an industrial location. The resident companies came from numerous industries: lock, file, bicycle, paper, ice skate, building hardware factories , engine and textile industries, worsted spinning mills and cloth factories.

On May 26, 1928 crashed in the morning at 8:15 am an airplane type Junkers F 13 of Lufthansa in the district Hahnberg on the "Schlegel's Meadow" from. Three people were killed. In November 1934, the gasworks stopped producing town gas when it was connected to a long-distance gas pipeline .

In 1956 a popular excursion destination, the Wiebachmühle in the Wiebachtal, was demolished. In 1957 the production of Bismarck two-wheelers ended in Bergerhof .

Game without limits

In 1970 Radevormwald took part in the television competition Spiel ohne Grenzen and thus gained a certain degree of popularity. With Heide Rosendahl in the team, they took third place in the international final in Verona . Many viewers still remember the pouring rain at the final, which turned the outcome of the competition into a lottery.

The Dahlerau railway accident

On May 27, 1971, two trains collided on the Wuppertal Railway in the Radevormwald district of Dahlerau. In what was the most momentous railway accident in West German post-war history to date, 46 people died, including 41 students from the Radevormwalder Geschwister-Scholl-Schule.

From 1975 - Radevormwald in the Oberbergischer Kreis

On January 1, 1975 the Rhein-Wupper-Kreis was dissolved and Radevormwald was added to the Oberbergischer Kreis . A year later, on May 28, 1976, the last regular passenger traffic took place on the Wuppertalbahn Radevormwald- Krebsöge .

The construction of the Wuppertalsperre had been planned since the 1950s . In the mid-1980s, the years of preparation were completed and construction began. Numerous towns had to be demolished. In 1987 the dam in Krebsöge was inaugurated. In the same year the bypass of the B 229 was opened.

Radevormwald tried to live up to its reputation as a sports town in 1990 with the inauguration of the stadium on Kollenberg and the “Aquafun” indoor swimming pool. These efforts suffered a setback in 2004 when the state sports school was closed.

See also


Lutheran Church (built in 1804 on the ground of a previous building from 1707)
Martini Church

If you look at the cityscape of Radevormwald, the skyline is remarkable. In a small section, four church buildings can be seen at once:

There are other Christian places of worship in the district of Remlingrade (Protestant church), on Wallenberg (Protestant, so-called forest church, belongs ecclesiastically to Lennep) and in the district of Dahlerau (one Protestant and one Roman Catholic church). There is also a New Apostolic Church and several free churches . The Evangelical Society for Germany , a community and community association that is a member of the Gnadauer Verband, has its headquarters in Radevormwald .

The history of the Church in Radevormwald is extremely turbulent. The Roman Catholic community used the church on the market until 1651, but was then ousted by the Protestant community. As a result, the Protestant congregation split into a Reformed and a Lutheran congregation. After the Lutheran congregation first made it difficult for the Lutheran congregation to use the church on the market, and then denied it, the Lutheran congregation built its own church on Burgstrasse after a long dispute around 1707. The disputes between the parishes continued for over a hundred years. Significant disputes over the use of the cemetery are documented from the first half of the 19th century.

From 1848, an old Lutheran congregation split off from the regional church faction and built the Martini church in Ülfestraße. This split was accompanied by considerable controversy. The old Lutheran congregation, on the other hand, whose first pastor Haver was murdered - probably without religious motivation - split again temporarily when a part of their pastor Theodor Crome followed their pastor as Michaelis congregation in the so-called Immanuel Synod .

Only in the 21st century have the relationships between the congregations normalized again, so that they support each other in emergencies.

Three Catholic chapels were profaned . The chapel in Krebsöge was sold and converted into a residential building, the St. Gangolf chapel in Bergerhof is currently empty. The inventory was given away to Poland. The chapel St. Maria zur Mühle in Kräwinklerbrücke had to give way to the construction of the dam.

In Radevormwald, two Muslim communities each maintain a prayer room.


Local election 2014
Turnout: 50.17% (2009: 54.8%)
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Allocation of seats in
the City Council of Radevormwald 2014
A total of 40 seats

City council

The city ​​council of Radevormwald consists of 40 councilors. The mayor Johannes Mans is also a member of the city council.

coat of arms

The right to use the coat of arms in its current form was granted to the city of Radevormwald on November 7, 1934 by the Reich and Prussian Ministry of the Interior. On a silver background it shows the red, double-tailed, blue-crowned, blue-armored, right-winged Bergisch lion, with the latter holding a turned golden key in the right front paw . Since the above description (blazon) of the coat of arms, as usual, is created from the point of view of the “bearing”, however, the lion strides to the left for the viewer. The research into the city ​​seals led to the result that this was created in 1309 at the earliest. From this the coat of arms developed. Documents that already bore the town seal sigillo oppidi in Rode in 1316 are said to have been confirmed in a document .

Town twinning

Culture and sights


In addition to primary schools, the city of Radevormwald also offers secondary schools, including the Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium , the Radevormwald secondary school, the Armin-Maiwald-Schule and the Radevormwald municipal secondary school.


Bernhard Klomfass with self-carved Bismarck wheels

Tourism and excursion destinations

Radevormwald has the second oldest youth hostel (Telegrafenstrasse am Kollenberg) in the world, the old building of which has been supplemented by a modern extension. Right next door is an educational center for a bank and an evangelical conference center with a large open space and a multi-purpose hall.

There are various dams and reservoirs in the area, including the Wuppertalsperre , the Beyenburger reservoir (dragon boats) and the Bevertalsperre, as well as the Neyetalsperre with a beautiful circular route (Wipperfürth), the Ennepetalsperre (Breckerfeld), the Heilenbecker reservoir and the Schevel .

Idyll at the Ülfebad (the bridge has now been replaced by a new construction)
  • Uelfebad , former open-air swimming pool (a natural ice rink in winter, weather permitting) with restaurant and playground. Lovers of remote-controlled model ships and boats meet here to launch them in the Uelfebad.
  • Kräwinkel leisure center (playground), a good starting point for hikes and bike tours around the Wuppertalsperre
  • Motocross facility (motorcycle) near Hahnenberg
  • Indoor swimming pool (reopened as a leisure paradise under the name "lifeness" after several years of renovation since July 4, 2009)
  • several sports facilities (including on the Kollenberg) and sports school
  • The at least hourly bus service to the train stations in Remscheid-Lennep and Wuppertal-Oberbarmen makes excursions to the attractions and sights of Remscheid , Solingen , Wuppertal and Düsseldorf possible.


  • Historic rococo garden house in the city park: built in 1772, it stood in front of the city wall during the city fire in 1802 approx. 200 m west of the later train station and is therefore the oldest building in the city. The current location was not the original, it was moved in an elaborate action.
  • War memorial on the Kollenberg
  • Cenotaph on the Brede
  • War memorial in Froweinpark (moved from the old location of the former Herbeck sports ground to the current location in 1998)
  • Memorial cross for the victims of the 1971 train accident at the municipal cemetery at Am Kreuz
  • Moonstone in Froweinpark as a reminder of the submerged villages in the Wuppertalsperre
  • Memorial plaques on the community center for everyone who suffered in the Kemna concentration camp in 1933 and other victims of National Socialism
  • Monument on the north side of Schloßmacherplatz for the twin town of Châteaubriant in France
  • Memorial stone to the entrepreneur and file manufacturer Gottlieb Frowein in Froweinpark
  • The ground monument Bergisch-Märkische Landwehr roughly forms the border to Ennepetal and Breckerfeld and presumably fortified a border between Saxon and Franconian areas.
  • The city's list of monuments includes 12 ground monuments and over 110 entries for architectural monuments, including several streets in the Wupper villages.

Mills (also historical mills)

Wiebachmühle (demolished in 1956)
  • Heesmühle (also: Unterste Mühle): The former mill was run as a gastronomic business for a long time. Remnants of the grinder are still there.
  • Luhner Mühle: The now defunct mill was located in the immediate vicinity of the Leimholer Mühle.
  • Leimholer Mühle am Uelfebach: It got its name from the place Leimhol.
  • Lambecker Mühle: Nothing is known about the mill itself. The term Becke refers to a brook in the Low German-speaking area and can be found in a large number of river names in the region. The village of Lambeck was mentioned in 1789 as Langenbeck (= Langer Bach ).
  • Neuenhammer: This mill was a hammer mill on the Uelfebach . Only the place name and a building ensemble with a trout farm remain.
  • Oberste Mühle am Uelfebach : This lovingly restored former mill is now a restaurant.
  • Stooter Mühle: The Stooter Mühle was a grain mill on the Bever . It was registered as such in the Urkastaster in 1828 and called "Stötermühle". In 1902 the mill was demolished for the construction of the old Bevertalsperre .
  • Vogelsmühle: A mill that has not existed for a long time. In 1804 there was a fulling mill in today's village of Vogelsmühle . It was thus the forerunner for a locally developing cloth industry.
  • Wiebachmühle : Located on the tributary of the Siepenbach into the Wiebach (tributary to the Wupper ), and was demolished in 1956. Today the area is flooded by the Wiebachvorperre.

Regular events

  • The Radevormwald cultural group, founded in 1948, prepares a program of cultural events every year. On the Schedule are plays, musicals, cabaret and concerts. These events take place in the Bürgerhaus Radevormwald.
  • The Radevormwald city festival usually takes place on the 1st weekend in May.
  • The Radevormwalder Schützen- und Heimatfest is an integral part of the Radevormwald events.
  • The so-called School's Out Festival takes place at the beginning of the annual summer vacation. There, up-and-coming bands (mainly from the punk and rock scene) can prove their skills in front of a relatively large, mostly young audience.
  • The Night on Bike has been taking place in summer for several years. Individual starters and teams complete as many laps as possible in 16 hours of racing on an approximately eleven-kilometer circuit through the Bergisches Land
  • The plum fair takes place in September.
  • Every 1st weekend in October, the Önkfeld cultural community organizes a harvest festival in the Önkfeld district .
  • Motorsportfreunde (MSF) Kräwinklerbrücke organize an annual race on the motocross track in the Hahnenberg district .
  • The annual summer holiday fun program for children and young people always ends with a large flea market on the last Saturday of the holidays. It takes place in the city center. Only children are allowed to be sellers; professional market traders are not permitted.

Hiking trails

The signed Radevormwald hiking trail network is looked after by the Sauerland Mountain Association (SGV) and includes 12 local circular hiking trails, three main hiking trails and a district hiking trail.

Economy and Infrastructure

Dedication of the market fountain by Raybestos

At the beginning of the industrial revolution , the textile industry was a very important branch of the economy in the Wupperorten and caused a considerable upswing for the city until it lost its importance due to globalization . Radevormwald was known worldwide for Hudora ice skates, Bismarck bicycles, Rocholl locks, fabrics by Wülfing or Ilse wool from Hardt and Pocorny, which were produced in the city. With the exception of Hudora (now in Remscheid ), none of these companies are active on the market. The Raybestos company, whose Radevormwald branch donated the fountain for the redesigned market square in 1989, may be an example of the loss of importance of many companies within the city. In 2008 the last remnants of the Raybestos production facility (at 51 ° 11 ′ 58.4 ″  N , 7 ° 21 ′ 45.7 ″  E ) were demolished and the factory site is now almost completely built over with the “Kiefernweg” settlement. The jobs lost due to the demise of the textile and bicycle industry were compensated for by the establishment of new companies in the industrial and service sectors. In the east of the city there is an extensive industrial area where some at least Germany-wide known companies have settled.

The unemployment rate in February 2008 was 6.7% (NRW 9.0%; Germany 8.6%).

Companies in the city (excerpt):

  • Klaus Kuhn Edelstahlgießerei GmbH
  • Mummenhoff (master sheets for diamond tools)
  • Aldi -Nord (regional branch and central warehouse)
  • Gira (switch and electrical installations)
  • Bilora (camera tripods and accessories)
  • FLOWER ROLLERS (conveyor systems, intralogistics)
  • RADO (rubber, fluorine, rubbers, silicones for the automotive and aerospace industries)
  • GKN Sinter Metals (metal processing, powder metallurgy , is the only one of the companies mentioned that is not located in the "new" industrial area, but rather traditionally based on the Wupper in Krebsöge )
  • Sparkasse Radevormwald-Hückeswagen

All of the companies mentioned (with the exception of Aldi) have their German headquarters in Radevormwald.


bus connections

The public transport is with buses handled; the place is in the area of ​​the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) on the border to the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) and the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Ruhr-Lippe (VRL). With the exception of line 134 (VRL), the VRS network tariff applies on the city routes . On the lines to Wuppertal and Remscheid, price level B of the VRR was partially valid until 2008 and all VRR tickets 2000 on weekends and holidays . Transport companies are the Remscheid municipal utilities (SR), OVAG , BVR - today DB Rheinlandbus and Westfalenbus . Tariff today: Line 134 Westfalentarif , in the other buses the VRS tariff.

The following bus connections start at the bus station:

Other starting points have the following bus connections:

A citizen's bus with its own tariff and timetable operates in urban traffic and in some suburbs .

Autobahn connection

In the 1960s and 1970s, plans were made to cut through the urban area with up to three highways. In the mid-1970s, it was still assumed that both the federal motorway 43 would be extended through the urban area and the planned BAB 54 on the way from Lennep to Halver would circle the city center to the north.

Originally, the federal motorway 54 (formerly known as A 208) was to run from the Dutch border near Brunssum via Puffendorf , Bergheim , Langenfeld , Solingen , Remscheid , Radevormwald, Halver , Lüdenscheid and Werdohl to Plettenberg in the Sauerland . The intersection with the then already existing Autobahn 45 in Lüdenscheid would have been south of today's exit 13 Lüdenscheid-Nord. Except for two sections, today's A 542 and the state road 141n running through the Solingen city ​​area, the A 54 was never completed.

Federal highways

The main traffic artery is the B 229 , which leads from Remscheid-Lennep via Radevormwald to Halver. She crosses the Wuppertal dam in Krebsöge . The B 483 hits coming from Schwelm at the village green on the B 229, you follow on yourself route by wheels oak trees and branches there to Hückeswagen from.

Railway connection

A railway connection (see railway network in Oberbergisches Land ) to the city center no longer exists: the Wuppertal Railway ( timetable KBS 403) between Wuppertal and Lüdenscheid , which runs through Radevormwald , was gradually shut down for passenger traffic until 1979; the tracks between Halver and Wilhelmstal were removed. In the subsequent section to Wuppertal there are still the tracks that are under monument protection. The public train service was completely stopped. Since 2008, it has been possible to ride a bicycle trolley along the route. The establishment of a museum railway to Wuppertal is planned, the restoration / repair required for this is already underway. On February 8, 2010, the Wupperschiene Museum Railroad Association received a. from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia 500,000 euros. The route of the dismantled section is largely easy to understand due to the old railway embankments, the trees and the use as a cycle path to the Wuppertalsperre. Only between the districts of Kräwinklerbrücke and Krebsöge is the route no longer recognizable, as the route in this area was flooded by the dammed water after the Wuppertal dam was built. Near the city center, the B 229 runs over the former railway area.

The bus station in the center of Radevormwald is located on the site of the former train station and the Rocholl factory. In memory of the station and the railway line , two shape signals and the original clock of the former station were set up. Apart from this and the Bahnhofstrasse leading from the south to the bus station , nothing else at this point indicates the former railway facilities .

Other means of transport

There is a small sports airfield for gliders and powered aircraft in the Radevormwald district of Leye ( Wellringrade ). Leisure captains appreciate the Bevertalsperre and the Wuppertalsperre , whose bodies of water extend into the urban area.


The daily newspaper Radevormwalder Zeitung is a local edition of the Remscheider General-Anzeiger . The Rheinische Post is also represented with a local edition with the Bergische Morgenpost . Both newspapers run an Internet edition. In addition, two local internet newspapers are represented with “stadtnetz-radevormwald.de” and “Oberberg-Aktuell.de”.

The informative city-related Heimatanzeiger (Wednesdays) and the regional advertising paper Bergischer Anzeiger (Thursdays) appear free of charge every week from the RGA publishing house . The RS advertising paper (Wednesdays) is distributed in Radevormwald.

In addition, the city has Radevormwald with their school radio station "THGfm" also has a citizen media in accordance with the requirements of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia . Local reporting is particularly supplemented by citizen media.


Personalities who were born in Radevormwald

Personalities associated with the city

  • Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling (1740-1817), a. a. Constitutional lawyer and writer, married his first wife here in 1771
  • Gottlieb Frowein (1827–1907), entrepreneur in the Bergerhof district
  • Fritz Przetak (1911-2004), footballer, TUS Radevormwald
  • Heide Ecker-Rosendahl (* 1947) in Hückeswagen, athlete; grew up in Radevormwald
  • Wilfried Trott (* 1948) in Wuppertal, amateur road cyclist; grew up in Radevormwald
  • Dieter Ferner (* 1949) in Wuppertal, grew up in Radevormwald, soccer player (goalkeeper) and coach, played at TuS Radevormwald in his youth
  • Wolfram Faust (* 1964) in Wuppertal, canoeist, dragon boat athlete; grew up in Radevormwald

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. Federal Statistical Office - Area changes from January 1 to December 31, 2012
  3. Briefly noted. In: Remscheider General-Anzeiger . Retrieved February 2, 2020 .
  4. Heike Karsten: Rade shrinks by 3000 inhabitants. In: Rheinische Post . July 18, 2015, accessed February 2, 2020 .
  5. Cardauns, Hermann: Cölner yearbooks of the 14th and 15th centuries . In: Hegel, Carl (ed.): The Chronicles of the Lower Rhine Cities . tape 5 . Erlangen 1876, p. 84 .
  6. Werth, A .: Moßblecher Hoffsolle . In: Crecelius, Wilhelm (Hrsg.): Journal of the Bergisches Geschichtsverein . tape 9 . Bonn 1873, p. 52-53 .
  7. Rhenish Association for Monument Preservation: Statistics in Absolutism in Reports of Rhenish History, Festschrift 1982 for the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the state archives in Düsseldorf and Koblenz, pp. 243, 244 and 443, publisher Rhein.Verein für Denkmalpflege, Cologne, ISBN 3 -88094-414-8 .
  8. ^ Toni Diederich : On the age of the city rights of Radevormwald. A temporal approach based on the city seals and two transcripts handed down documents from 1316 and 1327. In: Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter . Vol. 38, 1974, pp. 248-272.
  9. Wolfgang Motte: Radevormwald in the second half of the 17th century. (= Bergischer Geschichtsverein, Radevormwald department. Issue 10, ZDB -ID 2407550-4 ). Bergischer Geschichtsverein - Radevormwald Department, Radevormwald 2001, p. 22 ff.
  10. ^ Wolfgang Motte: Friedhöfe in Radevormwald in the first half of the 19th century. (= Writings on the history of the town of Radevormwald and its parishes. Issue 11). Presbytery of the Evangelical Reformed Church Community Radevormwald, Radevormwald 1991, p. 22 ff.
  11. On the division of the Radevormwalder community: the regional church view ( Memento from July 7, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  12. ^ Church complete again. (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; Retrieved October 10, 2009 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.selk-radevormwald.de
  13. a b election book. European elections. Local elections. 05/25/2014. City of Radevormwald. Issued May 26, 2014.
  14. - Official website
  15. ^ Internet site of IG Bismarck Zweiräder eV Radevormwald , accessed on July 31, 2018
  16. List of monuments of the city in the Radevormwald city network
  17. Press release from the Bergisch Gladbach Employment Agency dated February 28, 2008
  18. Urban development planning Radevormwald 1975 ( Memento from July 18, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  19. ^ Map with motorway plans (part 09) from January 1, 1976 from autobahn-online.de
  20. Article from the Süderländer Tageblatt of February 13, 2011: "A motorway through the Versetal"
  21. ^ Map with motorway plans (part 05) from January 1, 1976 from autobahn-online.de
  22. F. Stendtke: THGfm. In: www.thg-radevormwald.de. Retrieved March 1, 2019 (German).
  23. ↑ Citizen media . Retrieved March 1, 2019 .


  • Wolfgang Motte: The founding of the old Lutheran Martini community in Radevormwald in 1852. A collection of sources (=  series of publications by the Association for Rhenish Church History . Volume 141 ). Rheinland-Verlag u. a., Cologne a. a. 2000, ISBN 3-7927-1787-5 .
  • Karl Westhoff: Sermon on the first Sunday after the complete cremation of the city of Rade in front of the forest, in the open field, near the site of the fire. Giesen, Elberfeld 1802, ( digitized version ).

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