St. Mary's Cathedral


The Mariendom in Velbert-Neviges, built by the famous architect Prof. Gottfried Böhm, was inaugurated in 1968. However, the origin of the pilgrimage church goes back to the more than 300-year pilgrimage to the miraculous image of Mary. 
The building is the second largest church in the Archdiocese of Cologne and is considered one of the most important examples of modern church architecture. The artistic design of the altar, the sacramental and Marian columns is picturesque. But the most beautiful ornament is given to the ascetic-looking interior by the large, colorful windows.

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General Information

  • Bus stop available

  • Parking lots available


  • for groups

  • for any weather

  • Bad weather offer

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Hygiene and infection control measures

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

Arrival & Parking

By Car:

On the A535 between the Sonnborner Kreuz (A46) and Velbert/Essen, take the “Velbert Tönisheide” exit. Then follow the signs “Mariendom Neviges” downhill. Large pilgrim car park at Hardenberg Castle (entrance to town) for cars and coaches. Footpath to the pilgrimage area.

By train:

Between Essen and Wuppertal S-Bahn 9 to Velbert-Neviges,
then a short walk to Mariendom.

By bus:

Lines 647 and 649 go to "Neviges Markt am Busbahnhof", then a short walk to Mariendom.

Access to the church via the Pilgrim's Square is barrier-free. For people with disabilities, access is also possible via Löher Straße through the entrance in the window of salvation. Please register in advance so that the entrance can be opened.

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Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


Mettmann district

St. Mary's Cathedral

Elberfelder Strasse 12
42553 Velbert - Neviges

0049 2053 931 80

0049 2053 931 83 0


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