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Coat of arms of the city of Remscheid
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Coordinates: 51 ° 11 ′  N , 7 ° 12 ′  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Dusseldorf
Height : 365 m above sea level NHN
Area : 74.52 km 2
Residents: 111,338 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1494 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 42853-42859, 42897, 42899
Primaries : 02191, 0202Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : RS
Community key : 05 1 20 000
City structure: 4 boroughs

City administration address :
Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1
42853 Remscheid
Website :
Lord Mayor : Burkhard Mast-Weisz ( SPD )
Location of the city of Remscheid in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Remscheid's skyline from the east, the town hall tower on the left
Postcard of the Remscheid town hall around 1910

Remscheid is an independent city in the North Rhine-Westphalian administrative district of Düsseldorf . After Wuppertal and Solingen, it is the third largest city in the Bergisches Land .

The city is a member of the Rhineland Regional Association as well as part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region and the Bergisch city triangle . It is also classified as a medium-sized center in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The number of inhabitants of Remscheid exceeded the threshold of 100,000 inhabitants in 1929 with the formation of the "new" city of Remscheid, making it a major city . Remscheid is currently the smallest urban district in North Rhine-Westphalia (followed by Bottrop ).

Due to its far-reaching overseas trade relations for the metal and tool industry, Remscheid has been popularly and traditionally called the “seaside town on the mountain” since the 1880s.


Remscheid is located on the heights of the Bergisches Land in the interior of the great Wupper arc, above the deeply cut valleys of the Eschbach , Morsbach and Wupper and their side valleys east of Solingen and south of Wuppertal, which are also the next two larger cities.

The highest point of the urban area of ​​Remscheid is in Hohenhagen on the Brodtberg and is 378.86  m above sea level. NN , the deepest point is on the Wupper near Wiesenkotten and is 96  m above sea level. NN . The largest north-south extension of the urban area is 9.4 km, the largest west-east extension 12.4 km. The temperature difference within the urban area amounts to 5 ° C.

Due to the uphill rain , Remscheid is very heavily affected by precipitation, the precipitation mainly feeds a number of artificially created lakes . Especially in the winter months, the city is one of the wettest places in Germany. In extreme cases, up to 100 l / m² per month fall.

Remscheid's city area is 30% covered by forests and is therefore also called the “big city in the countryside”.

Neighboring communities

The following cities and communities border the city of Remscheid, they are named starting in clockwise direction in the east:

Radevormwald and Hückeswagen (both Oberbergischer Kreis ), Wermelskirchen ( Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis ) as well as Solingen and Wuppertal (both independent cities ).

Wuppertal Wuppertal Radevormwald
Solingen Neighboring communities Radevormwald
Solingen Wermelskirchen Hückeswagen

City structure

City districts and city districts

Location of the boroughs in Remscheid

The urban area of ​​Remscheid today consists of four urban districts : Alt-Remscheid , Remscheid-Süd , Lennep and Lüttringhausen . In the past, the district of Alt-Remscheid was divided into the districts of city center, north / Hasten and west, so that at that time there were a total of six districts. Each city district has its own district council , the chairman of which is the respective district mayor .

The city districts are divided into districts with their own names and these are further divided into residential areas with their own names. These are either historically handed down names of old settlements or new development areas. The boundaries of these districts and residential areas are usually not precisely defined.

Living spaces

The more than 240 residential spaces with their own names include in

In some cases, the names of the residential areas were also chosen for the designation of the districts in which they are located.

Hiking and biking trails

There are 25 circular hiking trails in the city.

Pilgrimage route through the pilgrim alley in Lennep

The network of these is a total of 250 km long. The Sauerland Mountain Association and hard-working members look after it. The longest stretch in the city is the Röntgenweg . This route, also known as the "hiking trail around Remscheid", is 58 km long and is used for the annual X-ray run.

There are newer bike paths now. Above all, former railway tracks have been converted for this purpose. The route from Lennep to Bergisch Born results in connections to Oberbergischer and towards Wermelskirchen. There are further efforts to extend the route to and through Lüttringhausen to the linden tree .

The European pilgrimage also touches the city. It goes under the name of Jakobsweg from Wuppertal-Beyenburg via Lennep to Wermelskirchen with the ultimate goal of arriving at the alleged grave of the Apostle James in Santiago de Compostela near the Spanish coast. In Lennep he walks through the Pilgergasse, where one of his many hiking signs can be seen. There are special, simple overnight accommodations for pilgrims in Lennep.

Natural spaces

In Remscheid there are 23 nature reserves with a total of 715.49 ha. This corresponds to an area of ​​9.59% of the urban area. Most of them are in the area of ​​the river and stream valleys. 4,500 hectares are designated as a landscape protection area. That is over 60% of the urban area.


A number of plants that are rather rare in the Bergisches Land can be found in the nature and landscape protection areas of the city. Most of them are under nature protection . They are all recorded in the original at their respective locations:


  • The city park, formerly called "Bürgerpark", is located in the center of Remscheid. It contains a concert shell and the “Garden of the Senses”, which opened in 2006 and which, after being destroyed by vandalism, has only been operated in a simplified form since 2010 for financial reasons. The Schützenplatz (with a public observatory , in the former Bismarck Tower ) and
  • the Edelhoffpark.
  • Bökerspark (near the city center; between the city church and Friedrich-Ebert-Platz ).
  • The Honsbergpark is located on the corner of Elberfelder Strasse and Wilhelmstrasse.
  • Between Heidhof and Ronsdorfer Straße is the Sieper Park, which owes its name to the neighboring district of Siepen to the north .
  • Hardtpark, named after Hermann Hardt , is located in the Lennep district . It is divided by Wupperstraße and is home to a historic garden house and a small rose garden, located directly on the former city wall of Lennep.
  • City garden with Prof.-Hermann-Platz (on Röntgenstrasse and Teichstrasse).


Remscheid probably comes from the old Franconian times, was founded in the 12th century and belonged as part of the Bornefeld office and the Beyenburg office (district of Lüttringhausen) to the county or to the Duchy of Berg .

The place was first mentioned in writing as Remscheit in 1173/89 . Further mentions follow 1217 Remissgeid , 1251 Remscheid , 1308 Renscheit , 1312 Rymschyt , around 1350 Rembscheidt , 1351 Rymscheid , 1400 Reymsceit , 1402 Reymschei , 1405 and 1407 Rympscheit , 1413 Remscheyt , 1441 Remscheit and Remschett , 1487 Reymscheyd and 1639 Rembscheid . Originally there was talk of a "high forest" between Eschbach and Morsbach. The final syllable "Scheid" denotes a ridge or a watershed.

At the time of Napoleonic rule, the settlement belonged from 1806 to the canton of Ronsdorf in the Elberfeld arrondissement of the Grand Duchy of Kleve and Berg and, as a first-degree municipality with 6135 inhabitants, was not granted city rights until 1808 , when the economic growth of the entire Rhine-Ruhr region resulted in population growth Remscheid led. Mechanical engineering and tool production are the city's main industries to this day. After the transition to Prussia in 1815, the young city of Remscheid belonged to the Lennep district . The district town of Lennep, on the other hand, had already received town charter in 1230 and was fortified at the same time. In the following centuries Lennep developed into an important trading town, even joined the Hanseatic League and thus gained greater importance than neighboring Remscheid. After the transition to Prussia in 1815, Lennep became the seat of the district of the same name.

Steep section of the former tram line near the city church in Alte Bismarckstrasse
Memorial stone on the market square of the former tram line

The industrialization gave a decisive boost development Remscheid, so that the city soon outstripped her older neighbor city Lennep. On January 1, 1888, she left the district of Lennep and became an independent city. In 1893 Remscheid received a tram that from 1930 led to Wermelskirchen and Burg an der Wupper. Lennep became less and less important.

As a result of the Kapp Putsch in Berlin also occurred in Remscheid in March 1920 armed conflict between civic volunteer organizations, volunteer corps , Reichswehr members and local armed workers associations, by Incoming from the Ruhr organizations had been strengthened. For the more than 50 dead of the civil and for the more than 20 dead of the local communist participants in these struggles, there are memorials in Reinshagen and in the city park. As part of the occupation of the Ruhr , French troops moved into Lennep on February 6, 1923, and Remscheid on March 7, 1923. In the course of a few weeks, the secondary school , the lyceum and the Steinberger school had to be closed and made available as accommodation for troops with garrison strength. The supply of the city with food and means of production as well as the sale of goods were severely hindered by the customs border running to the unoccupied Lüttringhausen, and a city dweller was shot while smuggling in September 1923. The occupation ended on October 22nd, 1924 with the withdrawal of the last 500 occupation soldiers.

On August 1, 1929, the entire Rhenish-Westphalian industrial area was finally restructured. As a result, the independent city of Remscheid was combined with the cities of Lennep and Lüttringhausen to form a new independent city called Remscheid. The new municipality exceeded the 100,000 inhabitant limit and thus became a major city . The district of Lennep became the district of Solingen-Lennep, which was renamed Rhein-Wupper-Kreis in 1931 and existed until 1975.

During the period of National Socialism , over 170 Jews and more than 30 political resistance fighters from Remscheid were deported to concentration camps and killed. Especially in the quarter around Martin-Luther-Straße in the city center, many Remscheid citizens of the Jewish faith lived.

During the Second World War , Remscheid was badly damaged by an air raid by the Royal Air Force on the night of July 30th to 31st, 1943 . More than 1,000 people died, around 40,000 people lost their homes and more than 6,600 were injured. Lüttringhausen had already been attacked on May 30, 1943, 80% of Lenneps Neustadt was destroyed on March 10, 1945, and 61 deaths were officially reported. In the course of April 14 and 15, 1945, the city of Lennep and Wermelskirchen was occupied by US troops. British troops replaced them in May; they remained until 1952. The reconstruction of the city, the construction of housing for more than 24,000 immigrant refugees, and the repair of the war damage lasted until the beginning of the 1960s.

In 1958, the Musische Bildungsstätte Remscheid was founded in Remscheid-Küppelstein as the first federal central training center for specialists in cultural youth education. In 1968 the house was significantly expanded structurally and conceptually and renamed. As the Remscheid Academy for Music Education and Media Education e. V. , the institute is considered to be an important place for further and continuing cultural education.

As part of the North Rhine-Westphalian regional reform , the village of Bergisch Born in the south-east of the city (at that time part of the Lennep district and the towns of Hückeswagen and Wermelskirchen in the Rhein-Wupper district ) was incorporated. The Rhein-Wupper-Kreis was dissolved. The surrounding area of ​​Remscheid has since been part of the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and the Oberbergischer district or the independent cities of Solingen and Wuppertal .

In 1986 the Allee-Center was opened in the city center between Alleestraße and Konrad-Adenauer-Straße . Initially it had a sales area of ​​21,000 square meters with 65 shops, after two extensions in 1995 and 2008 it is the largest shopping center in the Bergisches Land with around 100 shops.

Remscheid hit the headlines in 1988 when an American military aircraft of the type A-10 Thunderbolt II crashed in Stockder Strasse on December 8th (see plane crash in Remscheid ).

In 1998 the city of Remscheid and its neighboring cities of Wuppertal and Solingen applied for the 2006 Regionale , which was then awarded to the Bergisch city triangle in 1999 by the state cabinet . In this context, various projects were completed in Remscheid that contributed to urban development, such as the tool route or the replacement of the main train station .

In December 2005, in the city area, the first were stumbling blocks by Gunter Demnig laid. These 10 cm long stones are small brass plates in the pavement, which remind of the victims of the extermination of the Jews and the political persecution during National Socialism.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the city of Remscheid was designed at the suggestion of Mayor Abraham Hering based on a court seal from 1566 and shows, divided by silver and blue, above a growing, two-tailed, blue-armed and blue-tongued red lion looking to the right, below a silver sickle with a brown one Handle. The city colors are blue and white. The coat of arms was established on February 18, 1854 by the cabinet order of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia and continued by the new city of Remscheid after 1929. The lion is the heraldic animal of the counts or dukes of Berg, to which the city belonged until the transition to Prussia. The sickle stands for the city's important iron industry, which was already located there in the Middle Ages.

The large city coat of arms is held by two shield holders, both blacksmiths, heraldic on the right an apprentice with pliers, heraldic on the left a master with a hammer. The large city coat of arms is crowned by a wall crown from which the Prussian eagle grows.

Until December 2007 the large city coat of arms adorned the official gazette of the city of Remscheid for a while, until it was replaced by a "more modern" version.


The city of Remscheid emerged in the course of history from a large number of residential areas , some of which were very scattered in the Bergisches Land. In 1871 the settlements Großhausen, Neuhausen and Wüstberghausen as well as Struck, Neuenhof and four individual houses were incorporated. Around 1880 the urban area of ​​Remscheid comprised around 80 residential spaces. In 1893 Neuenkamp and Hohenhagen, which belongs to the municipality of Lennep, were incorporated. On January 1, 1888, Remscheid had left the Lennep district and became an independent city . The older district and neighboring town of Lennep also consisted of over 100 residential spaces around 1870. In 1906 the places Rotzkotten and Fünfzehnhöfe were incorporated. The old settlement of Lüttringhausen , which was called Freidorf very early on, but was only given the designation "City" in 1856 and to which the Freedom Beyenburg belonged since 1808, also had over 100 places to live.

On the basis of the "law on the municipal reorganization of the Rhenish-Westphalian industrial area", which came into force on August 1, 1929, the three cities of Remscheid, Lennep and Lüttringhausen (without Beyenburg, which came to Barmen-Elberfeld and Wuppertal ) were closed a (new) independent city with the name Remscheid. Finally, on January 1, 1975, under the Düsseldorf Act (Section 21), the Bergisch Born district was incorporated , which until then had been part of the town of Hückeswagen (main part) and the town of Wermelskirchen in the Rhein-Wupper district .

Population development

Population development in Remscheid from 1808 to 2018 according to the table below

In 1875 Remscheid had 25,000 inhabitants, by 1897 this number had doubled to 50,000. After the incorporation of Lennep (1736 hectares, 14,463 inhabitants 1929), Lüttringhausen (1444 hectares, 9,277 inhabitants; excluding Beyenburg), part of Ronsdorf (76 hectares, 0 inhabitants), part of Cronenberg (22 hectares, 104 inhabitants) and part of Wermelskirchen (14 hectares, 0 inhabitants) on August 1, 1929, the population of the city of Remscheid exceeded the limit of 100,000, making it a major city .

In 1971 the population reached its historical high of 136,699. At the end of December 2014, according to an update by the State Office for Data Processing and Statistics North Rhine-Westphalia, 109,009 people had their main residence , 16,718 of whom were of non-German origin (15.34 percent). The population development declined sharply from 1994 to 2012 with approx. 800 people leaving per year, in 2014 the population remained stable compared to 2012. From 2014 to 2017 the population rose again slightly and stood at 110,584 on December 31, 2017.

The following overview shows the population figures according to the respective territorial status. Up to 1833 these are mostly estimates, then census results (¹) or official updates by the respective statistical offices or the city administration itself. From 1843, the information relates to the "local population", from 1925 to the resident population and since 1987 to the “population at the place of the main residence”. Before 1843, the number of inhabitants was determined according to inconsistent survey methods.

year Residents
1808 06.135
1815 07,100
1820 07,987
1830 09,428
December 1, 1840 ¹ 11,142
December 3, 1849 ¹ 12,467
December 3, 1855 ¹ 14,160
December 3, 1858 ¹ 14,858
December 3, 1861 ¹ 15,414
December 3, 1864 ¹ 18,400
December 3, 1867 ¹ 20,100
December 1, 1871 ¹ 22,100
December 1, 1875¹ 26,066
December 1, 1880¹ 30,100
year Residents
December 1, 1885 ¹ 033,986
December 1, 1890¹ 040,371
December 2, 1895 ¹ 047,283
December 1, 1900 ¹ 058.103
December 1, 1905 ¹ 064,340
December 1, 1910¹ 072.159
December 1, 1916 ¹ 066.001
December 5, 1917 ¹ 066,934
October 8, 1919 ¹ 072,568
June 16, 1925 ¹ 076,678
June 16, 1933 ¹² 101.188
May 17, 1939 ¹ 103.915
December 31, 1945 091,603
October 29, 1946 ¹ 092,928
year Residents
September 13, 1950 ¹ 103.276
September 25, 1956 ¹ 118.161
June 6, 1961 ¹ 126,892
December 31, 1965 133.117
May 27, 1970 ¹ 136.419
December 31, 1975 ³ 133,145
December 31, 1980 129,082
December 31, 1985 121.204
May 25, 1987 ¹ 120,132
December 31, 1990 123.155
December 31, 1995 122,260
December 31, 2000 119.287
December 31, 2005 115.864
December 31, 2010 110,563
year Residents
December 31, 2011 110.132
December 31, 2012 109,352
December 31 2013 108,955
December 31, 2014 109.009
December 31, 2015 109,499
December 31, 2016 110,611
December 31, 2017 110,584
December 31, 2018 110.994

¹ census result

² In 1929 Lennep and Lüttringhausen without Beyenburg (previously Lennep district ) and parts of Kronenberg (previously Mettmann district ) were incorporated into the city of Remscheid.

³ In 1975 Bergisch-Born (previously partly to Wermelskirchen and partly to Hückeswagen , Rhein-Wupper-Kreis ) was incorporated into the city of Remscheid.


The parish of Remscheid initially had no administration of its own. Only certain tasks of the lay judges of the regional court were done on site. In the 17th century a "headmaster" is called, but he had only limited powers. In 1808 Remscheid, which had been assigned to the canton of Ronsdorf in the Elberfeld arrondissement in the Rhine department of the Napoleonic Grand Duchy of Kleve and Berg , was elevated to the status of a city and received a municipal constitution with a mayor and two aldermen at its head. They were assisted by 20 municipal councilors. In the course of the Congress of Vienna , the area was added to Prussia in 1815 and a mayor's constitution was introduced, according to which a mayor, from 1873 a lord mayor, headed the city administration.

Lennep had a mayor and a council since 1350. The composition of the council has changed several times in the course of history. At first he also included lay judges. The annual new elections to the council took place on December 27th. The mayor was chosen from among the lay judges. In Lennep, too, the municipal constitution was first introduced in 1807, it was Mairie of the canton of Lennep , which also belonged to the Elberfeld arrondissement. The Prussian administration was introduced from 1815 and finally the Prussian town order in 1856. A mayor continued to head the city.

The municipal constitution was introduced in Lüttringhausen in 1807 together with Beyenburg; like Remscheid, it belonged to the canton of Ronsdorf. In 1808 the city ruled by Napoleon received a mayor. Initially, no citizen had made himself available to exercise this office under French rule. It was not until 1856 that Lüttringhausen was elevated to the status of town by Prussian cabinet order. Here, too, a mayor was in charge of the city administration. The most famous mayor was Richard Gertenbach , who significantly improved the infrastructure of Lüttringhausen during his 35-year term in office. In 1929 the disputed incorporation into Remscheid took place by a resolution of the state parliament.

After formation of the new city of Remscheid in 1929 this was led by the Council and a mayor, who during the time of the Nazis by the NSDAP was used. After the Second World War , the military government of the British Zone of Occupation appointed a new Lord Mayor and in 1946 introduced the local constitution based on the British model. Afterwards there was a “city council” elected by the people, whose members are known as “city councilors”. The council initially elected the mayor from among its members as chairman and representative of the city, who was active on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, from 1946 the council also elected a full-time senior city director as head of the city administration. 1995 the dual leadership in the city administration was given up. Since then there has only been the full-time mayor . He is the chairman of the council, head of the city administration and representative of the city and is directly elected by the citizens.

The city of Remscheid, like Oberhausen and Duisburg, has to deal with a high level of debt. The total amount at the end of 2012 was around 916 million euros. Each resident is in debt with 8,344 euros. These numbers are well above the average in North Rhine-Westphalia. Remscheid is also the 10th most indebted independent city in Germany.

In the Bundestag, the city has been represented in constituency 104 , which has been newly established since 2002, together with Solingen, Ronsdorf and Cronenberg since the elections in autumn 2009 by Jürgen Hardt (CDU). The constituency 35 of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia will be represented by Jens-Peter Nettekoven (CDU) in the 17th electoral period after the election in May 2017 . In the election on May 14, 2017, there were irregularities in the counting of the second votes in Remscheid.

City council

Election of the Remscheid City Council in 2014
in percent
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+1.0  % p
+ 3.3  % p.p.
-1.3  % p
+ 0.5  % p
-5.6  % p
-2.1  % p
+ 4.4  % p
-0.2  % p
Allocation of seats in the
Remscheid City Council in 2014
A total of 52 seats

In the local elections on September 26, 2004, 43,327 residents voted. This corresponds to a turnout of 47.79%. The candidates for the office of Lord Mayor were Fred Schulz (CDU), Beate Wilding (SPD) and Frank vom Scheidt (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen). Fred Schulz received 49.42% and Beate Wilding 38.94% of the vote. Since neither of them could achieve an absolute majority, there was a runoff election on October 10, 2004, which Beate Wilding was able to secure with almost 50.14% of the vote. She is the first female mayor of Remscheid. In the 2014 local elections, there will be a runoff between the SPD candidate Burkhard Mast-Weisz and Jochen Siegfried from the CDU on June 15, 2014.

In the election of the city council in 2014, the CDU was again the strongest force with 37.2%. It was able to improve its result by one percent compared to the previous legislative period. The SPD received the second most votes with 34.8% and improved by a total of 3.3%. The Left was able to book slight gains for itself - it improved to 6.0% and is now the fourth strongest force in the Remscheid town hall. The Greens lost around 1.3% of the vote and fell back to 8.3%. The FDP had to accept the greatest losses and deteriorated from 10.3% (2009) to 4.3%. The WiR got 4.5% of the votes. The Pro NRW party moved into the Remscheid city council for the first time with 4.4% of the vote.

The composition of the Council since 1994 is as follows:

City Councilor of Remscheid
Electoral term CDU SPD Green FDP WiR ** The left Pro NRW non-attached Sit on the council
XII: 1994-1999 36.7 23 46.0 29 07.2 4th 05.2 3 - - - - 59
XIII: 1999-2004 50.0 27 34.5 19th 05.5 3 04.6 2 5.4 3 - - - 54
XIV: 2004-2009
41.3 24 32.9 19 (18 *) 10.5 6 (5 *) 07.8 5 6.7 4th - - - 0 (2 *) 58
XV: 2009-2014 36.2 19th 31.4 17th 09.7 5 10.4 6th 6.6 4th 5.5 3 - - 54
XVI: 2014-2019 37.2 20th 34.8 19th 08.3 4th 04.7 2 4.5 2 6.0 3 4.4 2 - 52

* In 2009, one council member each resigned from the SPD parliamentary group and one from the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen parliamentary group.
** Community of voters in Remscheid

District offices

In addition to the city council, each of the four city districts has its own district council, the chairman of which is the district mayor. The districts of Lennep , Lüttringhausen and Süd each have 11 district representatives, the district of Alt-Remscheid consists of 19 representatives. The election of the district representatives takes place every five years as part of the local elections.

In the 2014 local elections, the four boroughs came to the following results:

District representatives of Remscheid 2014–2019
Borough CDU SPD Green FDP WiR ** The left Pro NRW Seats
I: Old Remscheid 35.5 7th 37.8 7th 06.9 1 5.7 1 3.5 1 5.4 1 5.1 1 19th
II: south 39.9 4th 38.0 4th 05.8 1 4.2 1 6.2 1 6.0 1 - 11
III: Lennep 38.1 5 27.9 3 11.1 1 3.7 0 6.3 1 9.1 1 3.8 0 11
IV: Lüttringhausen 41.0 5 34.9 4th 12.0 1 3.1 0 4.3 0 4.8 1 - 11


The mayor is the head of the city administration. He is directly elected for a term of five years. The incumbent Lord Mayor is Burkhard Mast-Weisz (SPD), who was elected in a runoff election with 57.5 percent and a turnout of 30.7 percent in the 2014 mayor election.

Mayor or Lord Mayor since 1808:

City directors of Remscheid 1946–1995:

  • 1946–1951: Arthur Mebus
  • 1951–1957: Paul Braess
  • 1958–1961: Wolfgang Lorke
  • 1962–1965: Konrad Eisholz
  • 1965–1989: Günter Krug
  • 1989–1994: Wilhelm Ellerbrake
  • 1994–1995: Burghard Lehmann

Mayor of Lennep:

  • 1808–1824: Franz Hasselkus
  • 1825–1832: Peter Carl Moll
  • 1832–1845: Carl Wille
  • 1846–1872: Rudolf Trip
  • 1872–1897: Ferdinand Sauerbronn
  • 1897–1921: Rudolf Stosberg
  • 1921–1929: Emil Nohl

Mayor of Lüttringhausen:

  • 1808–1810: Johann Abaham vom Baur
  • 1810-1811: Theodor Goldenberg
  • 1811–1815: Johann Peter Moll
  • 1815–1827: Carl Friedrich Morian
  • 1827–1834: Franz Türk
  • 1834–1846: Wilhelm Wetter
  • 1846–1866: Friedrich Wilhelm Herweg
  • 1867–1883: Franz Hubert Pütz
  • 1883–1889: Martin Trommershausen
  • 1890–1925: Richard Gertenbach
  • 1925–1929: Rudolf Suthoff-Groß

Youth Council

Since 2004, a youth council has been elected every two years by pupils from secondary schools in Remscheid. It consists of 15 members who must be between 14 and 17 years old. We mainly work on youth-oriented projects. In addition to various leisure events for young people in Remscheid, the youth council is primarily committed to political education and raising the interests of young people in politics. Participation in major projects such as the youth culture festival in the cities of Remscheid, Solingen and Wuppertal as well as the organization of concerts and sporting events are also part of the work of the youth council. The biggest projects so far have been the creation of a comic with tips for advertising, which was awarded by the Minister of Education, the organization of a concert with the well-known Berlin hip-hop artist Bass Sultan Hengzt , the construction of a skater park and the establishment of a shuttle bus to the leisure facility during the summer holidays Kräwinkler Bridge.

Twin cities

Remscheid is twinned with the following cities:

Economy and Infrastructure


In 2016, Remscheid achieved a gross domestic product (GDP) of € 3.823 billion within the city limits . In the same year, GDP per capita was € 34,736 (North Rhine-Westphalia: € 37,416, Germany € 38,180) and thus slightly below the regional and national average. In 2016 there were around 59,100 gainfully employed people in the city. The unemployment rate in December 2018 was 6.9% and thus slightly above the average for North Rhine-Westphalia of 6.4%.

The Bergisches Land is an economic area for cutlery and tool manufacture, mechanical and plant engineering and contract manufacturing . Remscheid is a traditional industrial location; Numerous, often very innovative, medium-sized companies are or have been active there, the best known of which are listed below as examples. This is how the main factory of the Mannesmannröhren brothers was located in Remscheid. The brothers Reinhard and Max Mannesmann invented the revolutionary rolling process for seamless tube production in their father's filing workshop in 1885, which they perfected in 1890 with the pilgrim step rolling process, which is still used today . By the eponymous Ge brothers Do Widat Re in 1919 founded mscheid and still privately owned tool factory Gedore one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality tools. The Hazet tool factory , founded in 1868, was named after the initials of the company's founder, H ermann Z erver, which were pronounced as letters , and it too is one of the world's leading companies in this branch.

With the founding date 1853, the company Eduard Gottfr. Far away the oldest tool factory in Remscheid. The company belongs to the tool group around the company Kleinbongartz & Kaiser, whose pullers are known under the brand name Kukko . Many tool companies are based in Remscheid, for example 5X Group, Bohrcraft, Brüder Mannesmann , BTW, Compass, Edessö, Elora, ECE Emmerich, Exact, Famag, Guhema, Heyco , Kirschen, Löher, Nexus, Padre-Tirem, Parat, Röntgen, Sturem, VBW, Wezu and Wilpu.

The Edscha Group, also named after the company founder Ed uard Scha rwächter, founded in 1870, is, however, an innovative world market leader in the production of door hinges and hold-open devices and also a well-known developer in the automotive sector and manufacturer of convertible roof systems and actuation systems. Keiper GmbH & Co. KG, a world-famous manufacturer of structures and components for car seats, was founded in 1920 by Fritz Keiper. Together with the two companies Recaro and Recaro Aircraftseating, the company belongs to the Keiper Recaro Group. Today's world market leader in the field of spinning systems for nylon, polyester and polypropylene as well as texturing machines, Oerlikon Barmag , was founded in 1922 as Barmag AG in Wuppertal-Barmen. The Vaillant heating technology brand with the logo of an Easter bunny head, which is still family-owned , was founded in 1874 by Johann Vaillant in Remscheid. This also brought numerous innovations to the market, for example in 1894 he patented the gas bath heater as a closed system.

Thyssen Krupp GmbH in Remscheid is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world and today employs over 1000 people. In 2001 the two companies Thyssen and Krupp merged. Previously the plant in Remscheid was called Thyssen BSI (Bergische Stahlindustrie), before DEW (Deutsche Edelstahl-Werke).

Technology factory

The Remscheid Technology Factory (TFR) was built in 1990 on the initiative of the City of Remscheid together with various Remscheid companies as the first start-up and technology center in the Bergisches Land. With a similar concept, the Wuppertal Technology Center (w-tec) in Wuppertal in 1992 and the Start-up and Technology Center (GuT) in Solingen in 1995.


Pedestrian bridge over the Remscheid Hbf stop

The city of Remscheid is connected to the German motorway network via the A 1 federal motorway (exit no. 95b "Remscheid" and exit no. 95a "RS-Lennep / RS-Lüttringhausen Süd"). The junction Wuppertal-Ronsdorf / RS-Lüttringhausen Nord is directly behind the city limits. The Remscheid service station is located near the Eschbach dam on the A 1. Furthermore, the federal highways B 51 , B 229 and B 237 , as well as the state roads L 58 , L 74 , L 80, L 81, L 157, L 216, L 407, L lead 409, L 411, L 412, L 415 and L 417 through the urban area.

Remscheid has been accessible via the Wuppertal-Oberbarmen – Solingen railway since 1868 , which is currently used by the S 7 “ Der MüngstenerS-Bahn line from Wuppertal Central Station (W-Elberfeld) to Solingen Central Station (SG-Ohligs). There are four stops in the city: Lüttringhausen , Lennep , Remscheid Hauptbahnhof and Remscheid-Güldenwerth . Coming from Remscheid, the railway line crosses the Müngstener Brücke , Germany's highest steel railway bridge , on the border with the city of Solingen . The nearest long-distance train stations are in Wuppertal and Solingen.

The operation of the Ronsdorf-Müngstener Railway , which opened up the Morsbachtal in the north of the city for commercial operations and the (rather low) passenger traffic from 1890/1891 and from which several tram lines emerged, was discontinued in 1959.

Local public transport (ÖPNV) is served by bus lines from Stadtwerke Remscheid GmbH . The most important bus stop is Friedrich-Ebert-Platz in downtown Remscheid. From here buses run to all parts of the city and other cities such as Wuppertal , Cologne and Solingen . All means of transport in Remscheid can be used at uniform prices within the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). For trips to the south (for example Wermelskirchen , Radevormwald , Hückeswagen , Leverkusen ), the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg has been in effect since January 1, 2005 .

The 1st Citizen Bus Association Remscheid e. V., which drives to a number of suburbs such as Grund , Prangerkotten and Spelsberg exclusively with voluntary workers and was able to increase its passenger numbers to almost 12,000 in 2012. The association is supported by sponsors and advertising partners.

From November 2016, the long-distance bus stops 16 times a week at Lennep train station and runs on the route Euskirchen - Bonn - Cologne Airport - Leverkusen - Remscheid - Wuppertal - Braunschweig - Berlin.

Former Remscheid tram on Bismarckstraße in 1955

On July 7, 1893, the electric tram was put into operation in Remscheid with numerous lines to the different parts of the city and to Wermelskirchen . It was the first in West Germany. A crossing point was at the market. The section with the steepest gradient was on Bismarckstraße (today: Alte Bismarckstraße) and, with a 10.6% gradient, was considered the steepest route for adhesion railways (railways without cogwheel drive) in Germany. The tram operation was stopped in April 1969 with the abandonment of the Hasten-Ehringhausen line.

The international airports in Düsseldorf and Cologne / Bonn , as well as the regional airport in Dortmund can be reached by car or train in 45 to 60 minutes.


The range of general education schools in the city consists of four grammar schools ( Röntgen grammar school , Ernst Moritz Arndt grammar school, Gertrud Bäumer grammar school and Leibniz grammar school ), three secondary schools (Alexander von Humboldt school, Albert Schweitzer grammar school ) Secondary school and advanced training college - evening secondary school), two comprehensive schools (Albert Einstein Comprehensive School and Sophie Scholl Comprehensive School), three secondary schools (GHS Hackenberg, GHS Rosenhügel and GHS Wilhelmstraße), three special schools (Heinrich-Neumann municipal special school, Hilda-Heinemann municipal special school and municipal special school Karl-Kind) and a Waldorf school (Rudolf-Steiner-Schule). There are also three vocational colleges (Käthe-Kollwitz-Berufskolleg, Vocational College Business and Administration and Vocational College Technology).

There is also an adult education center (since 1919), a municipal music and art school, the Grund Naturschule and the Remscheid Academy for Cultural Education. The Bergische Universität Wuppertal also maintains the Institute for Tool Research and Materials (IFW). In addition, a study center was set up at the Hagen Open University in 1977 in Ludwigstrasse, which was closed in 2005. From 1964 a state engineering school existed for a short time, which used the premises in Lennep. With the opening of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, its range of courses was transferred to it. As early as 1882, a municipal technical school for the steel and iron industry was set up to train the urgently needed specialists. It was located in Schützenstrasse, roughly opposite the later Royal District Court and offered extensive workshops. In 1895 the technical school was placed under state supervision as the Royal Technical School and closed in 1932. The entire building complex was destroyed in 1943.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's award of the Nobel Prize for Physics , the Lord Mayor of Remscheid has been awarding the Röntgen plaque every year since 1951 .


Hospitals and clinics that provide inpatient and outpatient medical care:

  • Dünkeloh Clinic (43 beds), Alleestrasse:
    The clinic was founded in 1908 by Dr. Schäfer founded as an 8-bed facility. In 1914, Dr. Dünkeloh the clinic, after which the house was later named, 1937 Dr. Hamann, 1965 Dr. Lang and in 2001 the Dünkeloh-Klinik GmbH Co. KG. Since the beginning of 2010 the hospital has been part of the SANA-Klinikum, which operates a medical center here. The Bergisch Land Obesity Center is also established here.
  • Evangelical Foundation Tannenhof (409 beds), Remscheider Straße:
    Specialized hospital for psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatics and neurology with special pain therapy.
  • Fabricius Clinic (100 beds), Brüderstraße:
    It was founded in 1899 by the ophthalmologist Romanus Johannes Schäfer (1866–1944) and named after "Fabricius Hildanus", the surgeon Wilhelm Fabry , who became famous in the local region . In 1904 the Dominicans from Arenberg took over the clinic, which at the time had eight beds. Today the Fabricius Clinic is a 100-bed general hospital with two departments for internal medicine and orthopedics. The hospital operation recently became part of the SANA-Klinikum.
  • Sana Clinic (684 beds), Burger Straße:
    In 1857, the “Halbach Foundation” enabled the construction of the first hospital in Remscheid on the corner of Alleestraße and Brüderstraße. When the facility turned out to be too small at the turn of the century, plans were made to build a hospital at the current location on Burger Strasse. The "Kaiser Wilhelm Augusta Viktoria Foundation" provided the financial background. The Remscheid families Hasenclever, Böker and other citizens made the project possible with generous foundations and donations. The official handover took place on December 5, 1913. The buildings were initially maintained by the Evangelical Church, while the administration was in the hands of the city of Remscheid. In 1992, the city's own operation was converted into Klinikum Remscheid GmbH. Eight years later, Sana-Kliniken GmbH & Co. KG took over 75% of the shares in the facility.
  • Lennep Hospital
    In Lennep , too, there was a hospital in Hackenberger Strasse until 1962, directed by the Lenneper Hospital Association. Before that, the hospital had its domicile on Hardtstrasse. In 1971, another building complex of the Remscheid Clinic was built in Lennep on Hans-Potyka-Strasse, but operations ceased in 2005.
  • hospice
    In Lüttringhausen , the "Christian Hospice Bergisch Land" with ten places will be built on Remscheider Strasse on the pasture grounds of the former estate of the Tannenhof Foundation between 2019 and 2020 . An architecture firm in Remscheid has already been awarded the contract. The idea to build it started in 2012.


Radio RSG is the local radio for Remscheid and Solingen and broadcasts in the Bergisches Land on VHF frequencies 92.2; 94.3 and 107.9. The station can also be received in the Bergisches Land via the cable network and worldwide via an Internet stream.

The Tüpitter on Alleestrasse

The Remscheider General-Anzeiger (RGA) is the daily newspaper with the highest circulation in Remscheid with 20,656 copies and has been published by JF Ziegler KG Druckerei und Verlag since 1889 . The emblem of the RGA is the Tüpitter for the claim to keep an eye on the powerful and to look at the issues in public. Nit te bang! Tü, Pitter (don't worry, pull Peter) has been called in Remscheid since it was founded. In January 2012 it was taken over by the Solingen publishing house Boll. Another daily newspaper with regional section, with a circulation of 14,368 to the Rheinische Post belonging -Verlagsgesellschaft Bergische Morgenpost , which operates in addition to their editors in Lennep, like the RGA local offices with their own spending in Hueckeswagen, Radevormwald and Wermelskirchen.

Central library of the public library

JF Ziegler KG also publishes the weekly free advertising paper Bergischer Anzeiger , which also contains an editorial section and is distributed in a total of around 100,000 copies in Remscheid, Wermelskirchen, Hückeswagen, Wipperfürth and Radevormwald. The RS-Werbungblatt is an advertising paper with a circulation of around 91,000 weekly that is distributed free of charge with some editorial passages. The weekly newspaper Lüttringhauser Anzeiger has been published by the Verlag des Heimatbund Lüttringhausen for 80 years. It is distributed free of charge in 9,100 copies. Jo Budde's publishing house in Wuppertal has been publishing the Sunday paper since 1996 , which initially appeared for Ronsdorf, but was expanded to Lüttringhausen in 2005 . Since January 2012, a Ronsdorf publishing house has published the Bergische Wochenschau , a weekly newspaper that appears on Friday, but which is also distributed in Wermelskirchen and Radevormwald.

The Medienhaus Ziegler has been running its internet service since 1996 .

On January 19, 2006, Lothar Kaiser, who previously worked for WDR for many years, set up the independent community-political forum Waterboelles for Remscheid . This very up-to-date reporting online publication sees itself as a “forum on Remscheid local politics, for Remscheid clubs and associations as well as Remscheid history and stories from this city” and by March 2018 had already recorded more than 4 million visitors.

Das Online Stadtfernsehen für Remscheid has been available since December 2010 with reports on sports, politics and events.


In Remscheid there is a district court , the Remscheid professional fire brigade with seven volunteer fire brigades , a branch of the Federal Employment Agency and a facility for public offices. The central library of the Remscheid City Library is located in the city center, opposite the Teo Otto Theater. Further district libraries are located in the districts of Lennep and Lüttringhausen. The latter is largely supported by the “Die Lütteraten” association. But also in Lennep there is support from the “Lennep Library Friends”.

The Remscheid prison (JVA Remscheid) and one of six youth detention centers (JAA Remscheid) in North Rhine-Westphalia are located on the outskirts of the center of Lüttringhausen .

Remscheid is also the location of the Federal Association for Cultural Education for Children and Young People .

Culture and sights

Theater and music

Teo Otto Theater

Remscheid has a city theater, the Teo-Otto-Theater , in which various touring theaters from North Rhine-Westphalia give guest performances. But the foyer is also often used for demonstrations. There is also the West German Tourneetheater.

In addition, there has been the “Lüttringhauser Volksbühne” theater association in the Lüttringhausen district since 1954 , which has performed dialect pieces, and the professional-led amateur theater group “Neue Bühne Remscheid” since 1995, based in the Lindenhof building in the Honsberg district. In Lennep there is the rotating theater on Kölner Strasse and the Klosterkirche cultural center on Klostergasse.

The city of Remscheid contributes together with the city of Solingen , the Symphony Orchestra " Bergisch Symphony " that emerged from these by fusion of the two urban orchestra 1995th The orchestra organizes symphony concerts in Solingen and Remscheid, plays in the theaters of both cities and also gives numerous guest performances.

There are 34 choral societies in Remscheid, some of which are more than 150 years old.

With Haase's paper theater , an old tradition is being revived in the city - nostalgic performances take place both in the private rooms of the Remscheid operators and on the move.


Cleff House

The city center of Remscheid is characterized by the town hall built in 1906 . It was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War and was later rebuilt in a modern form. With its 48 meter high tower, it is almost the only historic building in the city center. Theodor-Heuss-Platz with a statue of the Bergisch lion is right next to the town hall. The square connects the town hall and the completely covered shopping center Allee-Center with around 100 shops, offices and medical practices, which is the largest of its kind in the Bergisches Land.

Former Royal District Court in Schützenstrasse

A historic building on Schützenstrasse is the former Royal District Court, which is now used by the city administration.

In the Hasten district, the Cleff house is one of the most beautiful houses in the Bergisches Land. It was built in 1778/1779 and is also one of the landmarks of Remscheid.

The two districts of Lennep and Lüttringhausen have well-preserved old towns with Bergisch half-timbered houses. In the old town of Lennep alone there are 116 listed houses. One of them is the house where the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was born at Gänsemarkt 1. The town church of Lennep is particularly striking. It has served as a Protestant church since around 1570, after having belonged to the Order of St. John for around 400 years . In 1726 it was redesigned in the Baroque style. The former district building is located on Kölner Straße and the former district court on Bahnhofstraße.

Diederich stamp

The “Dr. Hans Schäfer Observatory ”, later named after its long-term director, was set up in the former Bismarck tower at the city park in downtown Remscheid .

The Müngsten Bridge , the highest steel railway bridge in Germany with a height of 107 meters, is a technical attraction . The so-called Diederichstempel , a neo-Gothic lookout pavilion, and the Napoleon Bridge, which is a listed building, are also nearby .

There are also three dams in the Remscheid urban area. The largest is the Eschbach dam , the first drinking water dam in Germany. The stone cross and the Robert Böker monument are also located here. There are also the Panzertalsperre , the second oldest dam in the Bergisches Land, and the Wuppertalsperre , in which the sunken village of Kräwinklerbrücke with the Maria zur Mühlen chapel is located.

The list of monuments of the city of Remscheid lists more than 600 monuments, additional information can be found in the list of monuments in Remscheid .

The 10th section of the Deutsche Alleenstrasse , the largest holiday route in Germany, runs through Remscheid .


Municipal gallery
German tool museum

Only a few steps from the house where Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was born is the German Röntgen Museum , which commemorates the life and discoveries of the city's most famous son. The Cloth Museum , in which the former cloth and textile industry of the Bergisches Land is shown, is also part of the Lennep district .

The German Tool Museum and the Historical Center are located in the western district of Hasten . The Steffenshammer is also organizationally connected to the historical center of the city of Remscheid . The Steffenshammer is an old Bergisch water hammer in the Morsbachtal from 1746. The newly built route of the tool also documents the history of the tool industry in Remscheid.

The youngest museum in Remscheid is the Museum Destille Frantzen . It was created with the help of the Regionale 2006 development program and addresses, among other things, the distillation of grain and the industrial, historical significance of the districts of Honsberg, Kremenholl and Stachelhausen.

The Städtische Galerie is set up in the city center of Remscheid. There are various exhibitions on international and regional art in two listed Bergisch slate houses. The facility also has a sculpture garden.



The settlement of Remscheid, the city of Lennep and the community of Lüttringhausen have belonged to the area of ​​the Archdiocese of Cologne and to its archdeaconate of the Provost of St. Kunibert, Deutz deanery , since they existed . Although the Reformation found its way into the entire area under the Dukes of Berg , there were still some Catholics who oriented themselves towards Burg an der Wupper, Lennep, Wermelskirchen or Cronenberg. In 1641 there was a minorite monastery in Lennep . St. Katharina remained Catholic as a family foundation and was looked after by the Minorites from 1663. In 1700 the monastery church Lennep was consecrated, which later also served the Catholics in the area as a parish church. After the secular closure of the monastery in 1803, the monastery church was given up. It was not until 1868 that the Lennepan Catholics were able to look forward to their own house of worship, which - like the monastery church before - was consecrated to St. Bonaventure.

In Remscheid the parishioners were given their own parish again in 1847. In the period that followed, Remscheid became the seat of its own dean's office (now the city dean's office of Remscheid) within the newly circumscribed Archdiocese of Cologne, to which all parishes in the city now belong. The parishes of Remscheid are called St. Andreas, St. Bonaventura, St. Engelbert, St. Marien, St. Suitbertus, St. Josef and Heilig Kreuz. There is also an Italian rectory at the Johanneshaus. The current Catholic clergy in Remscheid did not manage to maintain three more Catholic churches in the city area. The Holy Spirit Church in RS-Lüttringhausen, St. Theresia in RS-Lennep and most recently the Church of St. Bonifatius in RS-Honsberg were lost.

The Reformation gained a foothold in Lennep from 1527, in Remscheid from 1550 and in Lüttringhausen probably only from 1560. But it took a few more decades for the Lutheran creed to reach all congregations. In 1589 the pastor in Lennep still read masses according to the Roman rite . From 1609 Lennep received a Lutheran church order. However, there were also some Reformed church members in the area later . Both denominations united from 1839 both in Lennep and in Remscheid to form a united congregation.

The union of Lutheran and Reformed congregations in the Evangelical Church in Prussia had already been introduced throughout Prussia in 1817 . The parishioners belonged to the Lennep District Synod, where a superintendent had his seat. This resulted in today's Evangelical Church District Lennep within the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland , to which all Protestant communities in Remscheid belong today, provided that they are not free churches . The Evangelical Church District Lennep comprises a total of twenty Evangelical parishes, including some parishes outside of today's city of Remscheid, for example in Radevormwald, Hückeswagen and Wermelskirchen.

Various free churches are also located in Remscheid , including two Evangelical Free Churches ( Baptists ), one Church of the Evangelical Methodist Church , one Free Evangelical Church (FeG), which Jesus Freaks Remscheid e. V., a congregation of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (the Martini Congregation), and the Seventh-day Adventist Community .

Jehovah's Witnesses are represented in the Remscheid city area with three German-speaking assemblies (West, East, Lennep). There is also an Italian and a Polish assembly. Meetings are held in two Kingdom Halls in Lennep and Nord

Denomination statistics

According to the 2011 census , 35.5% of the population were Protestant, 22.7% Roman Catholic and 41.8% were non-denominational , belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information. The number of Protestants and Catholics has fallen since then and with 50% the people who do not belong to any legally or corporately constituted religious community are a majority of the population. Currently (as of March 31, 2020) of the 113,530 inhabitants, 28.4% are Protestant, 21.7% Roman Catholic and 50.0% are non-denominational or belong to another religious community.

Roman Catholic churches

Holy cross

The Holy Cross Church is the church of the Catholic parish in Remscheid-Lüttringhausen. It was built from 1925 to 1927. Originally, there was a large cross on today's Kreuzbergstrasse, to which believers from the Bergisches Land made pilgrimages. This is where the Catholics later wanted to build a church. But the then Mayor of Lüttringhausen Richard Gertenbach thought that this square was better suited for a new town hall. So he exchanged the property with the Catholic owner and built the town hall on Kreuzbergstrasse in 1908. The site for the Catholic Church is at Richard-Pick-Strasse 7, a few hundred meters away. In memory of the former location of the cross, the church was given its name. The architect was the Lenneper Otto Christ, who designed "the elongated nave with a saddle roof and decorative gables in the style of traditionalism of the 1920s based on southern German baroque forms". The inauguration of the bells took place on October 23, 1927. The glass pictures on the windows were made by Wilhelm de Graaff from Essen-Werden , while the organ was made by Johannes Klais from Bonn.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit Church (architect Hans Schilling ) in the Klausen district was consecrated in November 1970 by Auxiliary Bishop Augustinus Frotz and demolished in September / October 2000. Due to the decline in the number of people attending the service, the Heilig-Kreuz parish could no longer maintain the church.

St. Engelbert

St. Engelbert is the youngest church building in Remscheid. It is in Vieringhausen. After the laying of the foundation stone on February 19, 1989, the inauguration took place on May 27, 1990; the architect was Wilhelm Dahmen from Düsseldorf . In addition to other art objects there is a cross by Bert Gerresheim and windows by Johannes Schreiter in the church . The church is under the patronage of St. Count Engelbert II von Berg. The services are held in German and Polish.

St. Suitbertus

The church is located on Papenberger Strasse, near Palmstrasse, where the first Catholic church after the Reformation was built in 1847. Between 1882 and 1883 the St. Suitbertuskirche was built here in neo-Romanesque style. The tower was only added in 1894. The church - and especially the tower - was severely damaged by the bombing on July 31, 1943. Except for the artfully designed confessionals made of dark wood, hardly anything of the original interior has been preserved. During the reconstruction, the tower was given a somewhat blunt shape, which better fits the Romanesque design of the church.

St. Boniface

The church, built in 1978, is located in the Honsberg district.

St. Mary

The church is located on Wilhelmstrasse in a park area with a tall tree population. It was built in 1929–1930 according to plans by the Düsseldorf architects Tietmann & Haake, initially as a single-nave church with a pointed barrel vaulted Rabitz vault and at the time offered space for 170 parishioners. By 1967 the number of churchgoers increased to such an extent that an expansion was necessary (Arch. Theodor Scholten, Bergisch Gladbach) - in 1968 the congregation had around 4600 members. For the purpose of enlargement, the transverse side with the former main entrance was pulled forward by ten meters and a confessional and a baptistery were added on the long side. There was also an optical enlargement by pulling up the main nave: the Rabitz vault was removed, the ceiling of the main nave and the two new chapels were clad with spruce wood. A new organ and a contemporary altar were added. Afterwards the church offered space for 320 visitors. The colored St. Mary's window (artist W. Pütz) was preserved.

St. Joseph

The church is on the corner of Berghauser and Menninghauser Straße (according to the building authority: Berghauser Straße 20) in Remscheid-Süd. It was built in 1928 after several changes were made to designs by the Lennep architect Otto Christ, finally in the " New Objectivity " style. The vertically accentuated bell tower can be seen from afar and is a landmark of Remscheid-Süd. On Sundays and on major ecclesiastical holidays, a Holy Mass is celebrated there in the Tridentine rite , in addition to the usual parish mass . Celebrants are the clergy of the Society of St. Peter from Cologne. In addition, Eucharistic celebrations are held once a month in Portuguese and every Sunday in Croatian. As the only church in Remscheid, St. Josef has a crypt (small lower church). B. is used for weekday masses or special religious offers. There are five bells in the church tower. Today's organ comes from the Seifert company from Kevelaer and was consecrated on October 30, 1988. In a niche in the entrance area of ​​the church, a representation of the Fatima Madonna serves the community for silent prayer; it was created especially for St. Joseph in Portugal and was blessed there.

St. Bonaventure

The church is located at 4 Hackenberger Strasse in Lennep. The three-aisled neo-Gothic hall church was inaugurated in 1868.

St. Andrew

The church is located in the Bergisch Born district of Remscheid (incorporated in 1975) and was built in 1925.

St. Theresa

The church was built in 1980 in Hasenberg as a branch church of St. Bonaventura, profaned on April 27, 2006 and demolished in 2007.

Protestant churches

Evangelical town church Remscheid

The Protestant town church originally emerged from an old Fronhof chapel.

As a baroque hall church, it was rebuilt after the city fire in 1723 and consecrated in 1726. The bombing raid on Remscheid on July 31, 1943 caused severe damage to the building. It burned down to the outer walls. After the Second World War, the city decided to rebuild under the direction of the Remscheid architect Hanns Berger. The dedication service was celebrated on February 27, 1955. However, many community members did not like the interior, so it was redesigned in 1977 as part of the necessary renovation of the masonry. It reopened in November 1980.

Church in Bergisch Born

The church is located on the B 51 in the Bergisch Born district.

Church at the Tannenhof Foundation

The church is located on the grounds of the Tannenhof Evangelical Foundation . The foundation stone was laid on July 14, 1907, followed by the inauguration one year later. The two side galleries were also built in before the Second World War. On the top of the church tower you can see the Christ monogram, the Greek letters X and P. Said tip also serves as a trigonometric point when surveying the land.

Kräwinklerbrücke church

The church, built in 1953, is located on Kirchweg.

Evangelical town church Lüttringhausen

The oldest church in Lüttringhausen is the Protestant church, built in 1735. It is widely regarded as a masterpiece of the "Bergisch Baroque".

Evangelical town church Lennep
Remscheid, Evangelical town church Lennep

The church is in the middle of the old town. The first church building came from the Middle Ages. During the second city fire in 1563, the church was badly damaged, but could be repaired, while after the third city fire in 1746 only a ruin remained. A new church was built on the same spot - a Bergische sermon church as a hall church - and consecrated in 1756. The organ supplied by Christian and Gerhard Kleine from Eckenhagen was installed in August.

Lennep Forest Church

The church is located on the Wallenberg near the Wuppertalsperre

Goldenberg Church

The church is located on Goldenberger Kirchweg and was built and consecrated in 1954. The rectory is next door. Affiliated is a kindergarten sponsored by the Protestant parish of Lüttringhausen.


The church is on Hohenhagener Strasse. It was built in 1952 by Hanns Berger. Since the completion of the new community center in Eschenstrasse, there has been no regular service here.

Luther Church

The church, named after the reformer Martin Luther , is located on the corner of Martin-Luther-Strasse and Goethestrasse and was built between 1891 and 1894 in neo-Gothic style based on a design by the Essen architect Peter Zindel . It was the third Protestant church in Remscheid and has been a listed building since 1987. When the old Walcker organ became prone to failure in 1971 , the church got a new Steinmeyer organ as part of the redesign of the interior .

Melanchthon Church

The church, built in the 1960s, is located on Philipp-Melanchthon-Straße on the edge of Sieper Park. On 14 June 2017, the church within a church service was the Superintendent deconsecrated .

Reconciliation Church The Reconciliation Church on Burger Strasse was built in 1968 according to plans by the architect Walter Arns.

Christ Church

The church is on Burger Strasse. The community, which has existed since 1956, includes the city districts of Bliedinghausen and Ehringhausen as well as Papenberg, Ueling and Burger Straße. It is part of the Lennep church district. The community center is on Burger Straße, the associated kindergarten and the evangelical south cemetery are on Steinackerstraße. The church is a functional building from the 1950s.


The Pauluskirche, built as a branch church of the Remscheid town church in 1853, got its name in 1928. It is located on Büchelstrasse in the Hasten district . It was built according to the plans of master builder Carl Conradi in the style of arched classicism. The organ prospectus dates from 1866/1867. The “crucifixion window” and the “resurrection window” date to 1905, the “baptism window” and the “last supper window” to 1910. A mechanical clockwork is still in operation.

Adolf Clarenbach Church

The church is located on the clean Hagener Straße in the district Reinshagen .

Other Christian religious communities

  • Free Evangelical Community of Remscheid-Lennep

The community is located on Höhenweg 2 in Lennep

  • Evangelical Free Church of the Baptists

The church is on Schützenstrasse

  • Evangelical Free Church Congregation ( Baptists )

The church is located in the Lüttringhausen district on Schulstrasse on Schützenplatz

  • Church of the Resurrection

The church is located on Ludwig-Strasse

Remscheid, Martin-Luther-Strasse 38
Lennep, Kölner Strasse 100a
Lüttringhausen, Lindenallee 7a

Kingdom Hall Remscheid, Hammesberger Straße 48
Kingdom Hall Lennep, Höhenweg 93

The community meets in the former Plant II on Stockder Strasse


In the course of increasing migration, the number of Muslims in Remscheid rose rapidly from 1970. The Muslim families who had settled here came together in different parts of the city and founded the first mosques. Today there are predominantly Turkish mosques and associations in the city, as well as a Moroccan and a Bosnian-Albanian mosque.

  • IGMG - Islamic Community Milli Görüs e. V., Honsbergerstr. 73, 42857 Remscheid, Germany
  • VIKZ - Association of Islamic Cultural Centers V., Kremenhollerstr. 24, 42857 Remscheid, Germany
  • DITIB - Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion V., Stachelhauserstr. 41, 42859 Remscheid, Germany
  • ATIB - Union of Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations V., Industriestr. 25b, 42859 Remscheid
  • ATB - Association of Turkish Associations
  • Türk Federasyon - European Turkish Federation, Freiheitstr. 72, 42853 Remscheid, Germany
  • Kocatepe Mosque, Klausen 20a, 42899 Remscheid
  • Buhara Culture Center, Waldstr. 10, 42853 Remscheid, Germany
  • Islamic-Moroccan Congregation V., Bismarckstr. 119, 42853 Remscheid, Germany
  • Bosnian-Albanian Cultural Center, Karlstr. 15, 42899 Remscheid, Germany

Regular events

At the beginning of February, the Remscheider-Training-Market (RAM) takes place every two years in the Vocational College for Technology, where many Bergisch companies and schools provide information about training and study places. Every year on Shrove Monday there is a large carnival parade in Lennep, organized by the Lennep Carnival Society. At the end of March there is a spring fair on the Lennep fair and the Remscheid Schützenplatz. The Bergische Biennale for New Music takes place in April .

The Lennep fire fighting unit of the Remscheid volunteer fire brigade organizes the dance in May every year. In May the May fair takes place at the city park and on the last weekend the spring festival of the volunteer fire brigade extinguishing unit Hasten takes place.

At Pentecost there is the Pentecost fair of the "Eintracht-Schützen" in Lennep. On the last Sunday in May a soap box race is held in Lüttringhausen and on the last weekend in June there is a two-week large shooting and local festival of the Remscheid shooting club v. 1816 corp. Takes place with fair at the city park.

On the last Sunday in September, the Marketingrat Lüttringhausen e. V. held the autumn and farmers market in the old town of Lüttringhausen with an attached craft market in Richthofenstrasse and the Bergisch Borner citizens interest group in Bergisch Born held the Krammetsvogelfesttage on the same weekend .

In addition, the Old Town Festival alternates with the Bergisches Puppet Show Festival in Lennep every two years . On the last Sunday in October, the well - known X-ray run starts in Lennep am Hackenberg . In December, the Bergische Lichterwochen and a commercial Christmas market take place in the city center.

In the districts of Lennep (second Advent) and Lüttringhausen (first Advent) as well as at the Protestant town church on the market (third Advent), ideal Christmas markets take place.

A Christmas village with an ice rink will be set up on Remscheid's Theodor-Heuss-Platz in the run-up to Christmas.

sport and freetime

Around 23,000 residents are active in 73 sports clubs that are affiliated with the Remscheid City Sports Association. The Remscheid Sports Association is a local representative of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Sports Association .

The athletes were able to achieve regular successes especially in the areas of soccer , roller hockey and parachuting . Remscheid is also a well-known location for important races .

sports clubs

Club logo FC Remscheid

The best-known football club from Remscheid is FC Remscheid , which emerged from a merger of BVL 08 Remscheid and VfB Marathon 06/08 , which plays its home games in Lennep's Röntgen Stadium . In the seasons 1982 to 1984 (as BV 08 Lüttringhausen), 1987/88 (as BVL 08 Remscheid) and 1991 to 1993 the club belonged to the 2nd Bundesliga . In 2016/17 the FCR is represented in the seventh-class district league.

In addition to FC Remscheid, there are 14 other football clubs:

  • BV 1910 Remscheid,
  • Hastener TV,
  • 1. FC Klausen,
  • 1. Spvgg 07 Remscheid ,
  • SC Ayyildiz Remscheid,
  • SG Hackenberg,
  • SSV Bergisch Born,
  • SSV Remscheid TG 90,
  • SSV reason,
  • TS Struck,
  • Türkiyemspor Remscheid,
  • Tura Remscheid-Süd,
  • VFB Marathon Remscheid,
  • VfL 07 Lennep .

Together with the teams from the cities of Burscheid , Hückeswagen , Radevormwald and Wermelskirchen, the clubs form the Remscheid Football District , which is a member of the Lower Rhine Football Association . The Remscheid Football District hosts the Diebels Cup every year , the winner of which qualifies for the Lower Rhine Cup.

The senior teams of FC Remscheid in the Landesliga Niederrhein Group 1 (VI) as well as the SC Ayyildiz Remscheid and Hastener TV in the District League Group 2 (VII) are currently highest . The remaining teams play in the district leagues of Remscheid (district 14).

Coat of arms of the German roller hockey division IGR Remscheid
IGR Remscheid - cheers after winning the cup in 2016
Roller hockey
Along with Wuppertal, Remscheid is one of the “ roller hockey strongholds ” in Germany. The IGR Remscheid has been playing in the roller hockey league and was in the years 1968, 1969, 1978, 1992 and 1994 German champions. In 2016, IGR Remscheid won the DRIV Cup. The women of the IGR Remscheid became German champions in 2020. The home games are played in the Hackenberg sports center . The IGR youth teams are also very successful and have been German champions several times. In December 2017, the IGR Remscheid hosted the European Under-17 Junior Championships in the Hackenberg sports hall, where the German national team won bronze.
Remscheid has a hockey club that belongs to the Reinshagener Turnerbund 1910. In the 2014/15 season, the indoor hockey team was promoted to the 2nd league and in the 2018/19 season to the 1st league.
In Remscheid there are six pure tennis clubs: TC Blau-Weiß Remscheid, TC Grün-Weiß Lennep, TC Westen, SC Rot-Weiß Remscheid, TC FA Lennep and TC Mannesmann Remscheid, whereby the last two do not have their own teams but cooperate with them other clubs work.
There are also tennis departments in the sports clubs Remscheider SV, Sport- und Spielverein Bergisch Born, Haddenbacher TV and Hastener TV.
The most famous handball club is the HG Remscheid. The first men's team plays its games in the major league. The venue is the Neuenkamp sports hall. The HG Remscheid is a game community founded in 2001 by the handball departments of TV Hasten and TG Lennep. The Remscheider TV and the Lüttringhauser Turnverein, the TV Goldenberg and the TV Güldenwerth have other handball departments.
All teams are members of the Bergisches Handballkreis, which is a member of the Niederrhein Handball Association in the West German Handball Association .
Bounce ball
This sport is played at the Reinshagener Turnerbund, the Hastener Turnverein, the LTG and the LTV.
The Remscheider Swim Club (Remscheider SV), which was first founded as a pure swimming club, is a popular sports club with departments for basketball, fencing, tennis, athletics, bowling, volleyball and water polo. The first water polo team of the RSV plays in the NRW Association League. With over 2,700 members, it is the largest sports club in the city of Remscheid. In addition to the RSV, there is the Lenneper Swimming Club.
American football
The AFC Remscheid Amboss plays in the regional league and plays its home games in the Reinshagen stadium . The senior team was renamed Bergischer Amboss to reflect the importance of the cities of Solingen and Wuppertal.
The cycling club "Adler Lüttringhausen" has existed since 1952 and, with a short interruption, has been organizing cycling races with a predominantly international team since 1954 . The almost 200 members are active in the fields of mountain biking, unicycling, cycling tourism and road cycling.
Unicycling is also offered by Goldenberger Turnverein, TV Jahn and TV “Frisch Auf” Lennep.
Sport shooting
In the field of sport shooting, there are five clubs to choose from in Remscheid. The largest is the Remscheid rifle club from 1816, located in the rifle house in the city park.
There is also the rifle club Wildschütz Aue, the rifle brotherhood "Zum Kreuz" Lüttringhausen 1355, the rifle club Eintracht Lennep 1928 and the Lennep rifle club 1805.
The FSC Remscheid, founded at the beginning of the 1970s, was able to win the German championship in formation jumping with various teams and represented Germany several times at the world championships. There is also the AERO Club Bergisch Land, which offers parachuting as well as powered flights.
Röntgen Stadium, Remscheid-Lennep

Traditional sport

A sport at the end of the 19th century was the Pöhlsche Schieten , similar to the French Boule or the Swiss Bootschen . It has been played again in Remscheid in the city park since the 1990s.

Sporting events

Remscheid has developed into an important location for running events over the past few years. The best-known run is the X-ray run , which has been held every year on the last Sunday in October since 2001. It is a fun run with distances up to an ultra marathon (63.3 km) and a distance of 100 km. Several German championships have already been held within this framework. In the meantime, the X-ray run has more than 4,000 participants. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the Remscheider City Run has also been held in June in downtown Remscheid. Since 2003, the New Year's Eve run has been taking place on December 31st every year, starting and finishing in the Reinshagen stadium. Every two years the Catholic parish Heilig Kreuz in Lüttringhausen organizes the 24-hour run.

Cycle race in Lüttringhausen 2012 over the Goldenberg

At the U-18 European Football Championship in 1981 , a group match between Sweden and Romania took place in the Reinshagen stadium . In 1985 the city of Remscheid hosted the German Swimming Championships .

In 2011, Remscheid and its neighboring town Solingen hosted the 2nd NRW Gymnastics Festival. Over 10,000 visitors came to this event.

A cycling race has been taking place in Remscheid since 1954 , which is mostly international in character. “Around in Lüttringhausen” leads the route over Goldenberg , through the Leyerbachtal and over August-Erbschloe-Straße up to the destination. The organizer is the cycling club "Adler" Lüttringhausen. Several times he moved to the Großhülsberg industrial area because of the high organizational costs and requirements that could hardly be met .

Sports facilities

The largest sports facility is the Röntgen Stadium with over 12,000 seats. It is the home of FC Remscheid . The second stadium in Remscheid's urban area is the Reinshagen stadium with the West Sports Hall and an artificial turf pitch. Other important sports facilities are located on the Hackenberg with, among other things, a sports field, artificial turf and the water park H2O, as well as at the city park with another artificial turf, a sports swimming pool, basketball courts, handball courts, a long jump sand bunker and a 100 meter sprint course. Other spaces for football can be found in Düppelstrasse (Düppeler Schanze), on Neuenkamperstrasse with the Neuenkamp sports hall, and two on Klausener Strasse (the 1. FC Klausen facility near the city limits and Jahnplatz near the center with the Jahn gymnasium ). The Lüttringhausen sports hall is also located on this street . The only remaining outdoor pool in the city of Remscheid is located near the Eschbachtalsperre.It was opened on June 29, 1912 under the name Strandbad im Eschbachtal as the first outdoor pool with artificial water supply in Germany. The indoor swimming pool , which has existed in the Lennep district since 1886, is now used as the Die Welle youth center, the indoor swimming pool, which has been located on Freiheitstrasse since 1894, and the indoor swimming pool that was built in Lüttringhausen in 1930 were closed and demolished for financial reasons. In the south of the city is the clubhouse and the sports field of Tura-Remscheid-Süd 80/09 in Steinackerstraße.

Freetime activities

In the urban area there are many hiking trails and bike paths that also lead right through the city center and past its sights; including the cycle path water, forests, iron hammers . The Röntgenweg also leads around the city . It has a length of about 63 kilometers. In addition, there are several local recreation areas, such as Kuckuck in the Struck district and the largest contiguous forest area between Alt-Remscheid, Lennep and Lüttringhausen with the Hohenhagen area, Diepmannsbachtal and Brodtberg . Another recreational area is located on the city limits of Radevormwald at the Kräwinklerbrücke .

City tours

The Remscheid City Guide Interest Group has been offering guided tours since 2006. Topics are, for example: on the trail of the file cutter, on the tool route, to the old working-class district of Honsberg or to Lennep's old town with its historic half-timbered houses. The leisure platform “378meters” offers “Bergische Erlebnisse”. During the guided tours you can visit real crime scenes in Lennep's old town, forge your own knife, drive a Segway, enjoy a modern Bergische coffee table or go on a geocaching treasure hunt through Remscheid. In Lennep, “Mr. Röntgen” leads in a ten-year “outfit”.


In Lüttringhausen there is the Club Déjà-Vu disco . The Tanzfabrik party location can be found in downtown Remscheid .


Honorary citizen

The city of Remscheid and the former cities of Lennep and Lüttringhausen have granted the following people honorary citizenship:




Sons and daughters of the city of Remscheid

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

In Remscheid and the cities of Lennep and Lüttringhausen, which were independent until 1929, a number of people were born who became known beyond the city limits.

The city's most famous son is the physicist and Nobel Prize winner Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen , who discovered the rays named after him.

Adolf Clarenbach was an early supporter of the Reformation who was burned at the stake for his convictions.

The well-known painter Johann Peter Hasenclever was also a son of Remscheid, as was the set designer Teo Otto . Karl-Michael Vogler became known as an actor in film and television , as a musician the singer Lonny Kellner , in classical music the baritone Günter Lesche and the tenor Fritz Windgassen . The saxophonist Peter Brötzmann is one of the most important representatives of free jazz . Gus Anton leads numerous choirs in the city and in the surrounding area. A well-known architect was Hans Schwippert . Wolfgang Tillmans is an important contemporary artist.

Hermann Kaiser was involved in the assassination attempt on Hitler on July 20, 1944.

Carsten Pröpper , son of the Wuppertal striker Günter Pröpper , also began his own career with Wuppertaler SV . Hans Bertram gained some notoriety in the 1930s through his flight over and the emergency landing in Northern Australia.

However, the city was shaped by important entrepreneurs such as Johann Vaillant and Reinhard Mannesmann (seamless steel tubes), Richard Lindenberg (electric steel furnace) and Otto Dowidat ( tool manufacturer ). Emil Lux was a co-founder of the Obi retail chain on the other side of the city limits in Wermelskirchen. Ludwig Poullain drove WestLB's development into a universal bank.

Hermann Schäfer (FDP / DDP) and later Ernst Lemmer (CDU) were ministers of the federal government, Gerd Ludwig Lemmer (CDU) of the state government and later of the European parliament. Long-time members of the Bundestag were Kurt Wüster (SPD) and Adolf Müller (CDU) (in the Bundestag: Adolf Müller (Remscheid)). Karl Jarres (DVP) was Reich Interior Minister in the Weimar Republic and Lord Mayor of the city of Remscheid.

An internationally renowned climate researcher is Wolfgang Seiler . An internationally known son of the city was the treasure hunter of Isla del Coco August Gissler .


Loan from the city of Remscheid for 10,000 marks from August 25, 1922

Remscheid was also affected by the cyclone in the Bergisches Land in 1906 in August 1906.

In 1961, the exterior shots for the six-part crime classic The Scarf by Francis Durbridge were made in Remscheid-Lennep . The WDR decided not to shoot in England for cost reasons , so the search for a suitable setting for the fictional location of Littleshaw took a long time. Most of the photos were taken around Lennep's market square.

Two Lufthansa commercial aircraft were christened Remscheid, first a Boeing 737-230C, serial number 20253, identification D-ABBE, in use for Lufthansa from December 15, 1969 to August 19, 1985, then an Airbus A340-311, Serial number 28, identification D-AIGD, approved for Lufthansa since January 28, 1994.

On December 8, 1988, a crashed Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II the United States Air Force on Remscheid-Hasten into a residential area. 7 people were killed, 50 were injured and about 13 million DM in property damage. For more information, see the article Airplane crash in Remscheid .


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Web links

Commons : Remscheid  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Remscheid  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

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