Historic town center: Velbert-Langenberg


Historical city center



Velbert-Langenberg is a picturesque place with a cultural focus on literary art. In 1998, the city of Velbert launched the “Langenberg Book City” concept. The lovingly restored old town with narrow streets offers a perfect environment for this. Mainly creative people and artist groups have settled in the pretty, small shops.

There are several antiquarian book shops and even original works by the famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri. In one of Langenberg's rooms are 30 editions of his "Divine Comedy", written between 1307 and 1320. Once or twice a year, the historic old town invites you to the book market and attracts numerous people interested in literature from near and far. A visit to the book market is also the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful slate town during a walk through the town center of Velbert-Langenberg.

Good to know

General Information

  • Parking lots available

  • Bus stop available


  • for groups

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • suitable for seniors

  • for children (3-6 years)

  • for children (6-10 years)

  • for children (from 10 years)

foreign languages


Possible ways to pay

Eintritt frei

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Coming from the north/south on the A 535, take exit 3-Tönisheide, continue east on Kuhlendahler Str. Continue on the main road, after a short time you will reach Velbert-Langenberg.


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


Mettmann district


Historic town center: Velbert-Langenberg
42555 Velbert