© Hans-Joachim Blißenbach, Stadt Velbert


When landscape meets old town

The city of Velbert is known for its diverse cultural and leisure offerings and is considered a local recreation area for active people and those seeking relaxation. Well connected between Düsseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal neanderland Velbert impresses with a large proportion of forests, meadows and streams that connect the districts of Velbert-Mitte, Neviges and Langenberg.


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cultural identity

In the StadtGalerie Velbert and the car-free pedestrian zone, the numerous specialist shops with their high-quality offers invite you to stroll and the gastronomy to linger. The cultural identity of the city of Velbert also includes the newly opened in 2021 German lock and fittings museum. With the help of multimedia stations, visitors travel interactively through 4.000 years of locking and security technology history. Velbert is characterized by many other imposing buildings. The one to visit St. Mary's Cathedral is known worldwide for its extraordinary architecture in the Béton brut style. These are other popular destinations Hardenberg Castle moated castle from the 13th century and that Historical town house Langenberg, which is in the charming district of Langenberg with the Exhibition "Foundation Stone Boxes" can be found. 

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A paradise for short trips or day trips

The neanderland RISE Discovery loop "Organic Farms in the Windrath Valley"  is an ideal destination for exploring the city of Velbert on foot. Afterwards, you can enjoy delicious refreshments with regional and seasonal products in the farm cafés or farm shops on the outskirts. Also stages 2-6 of the neanderland STEIGs lead past Velbert and invite hikers of all levels to explore and experience nature. If you prefer to sit in the saddle of a bicycle, you can ride the 40 km panoramic cycle path Niederbergbahn. Numerous restaurants and hotels in Velbert offer the opportunity to stop off and stay overnight, for example this Restaurant Little SwitzerlandStuettgen's Hotel or Best Western Park Hotel.

Historical districts and open-air action

© Kreis Mettmann, Martina Chardin

Visitors discover the districts Velbert Neviges and Velbert Langenberg preferably through guided hikes and adventure walks. Historic half-timbered and slate houses paired with small charming old town centers, winding streets and antiquarians give the districts a romantic flair and holiday feeling. If you prefer action-packed travel, go to the Forest climbing park Velbert-Langenberg to lofty heights.

Explore Velbert



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The bookmaker


© Hans Josef Altmann, Michael Kehren, Dipl. Fotodesigner Mathias Kehren

Cycle Cafe Velbert


© Kreis Mettmann, Martina Chardin

Golf Club Velbert - Gut Kuhlendahl eV


© GVB Golfpark Velbert GmbH & Co. KG

EMKA sports center in Velbert


© KVV, Stadtarchiv Velbert, Spitzlicht Fotografie Wuppertal

Sheep farm Lamberti


© Schäferei Lamberti

Kunsthaus Langenberg eV


© Kunsthaus Langenberg e.V.

Tourist Information Center Velbert


© Patrick Gawandtka, Kreis Mettmann

Velbert town hall


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Historic town house Langenberg


© Spitzlicht Fotografie, Daniel Schmitt

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