Castle Hardenberg


The outer bailey at Hardenberg Castle is idyllic in the countryside in the Neviges district of Velbert. The history of the castle, which then served as a defensive structure, dates back to the 14th century. Today, the outer bailey in the east and west wing offers an excellent setting for events of all kinds. Whether arts and crafts or Christmas market, garden days, lantern magic, jazz matinee or vintage car show - here you will find the right event for everyone. The inner courtyard with its historic atmosphere and the view of Hardenberg Castle also gives every open-air event a unique setting. The beautiful gallery in the west wing is ideal for civil weddings or vernissage events.

Good to know

Visitor volume

Opening hours

on request, also various dates throughout the year (medieval market, theatre)

General Information

  • Parking lots available


  • for families

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

Public transport
With the S-Bahn S9 from the main station in Wuppertal or Essen you can easily get to the Velbert-Neviges stop. From Düsseldorf main station, use the RE to Wuppertal-Vohwinkel and then take the S9 to Velbert-Neviges. From the Velbert-Neviges S-Bahn station, a signposted footpath takes you approx. 1,4 km (approx. 10 minutes walking time) directly to Hardenberg Castle and the outer bailey.

Tickets to most events also include the combo ticket for bus & train, so you can enjoy a free return trip in the VRR area.

Hardenberg Castle with its outer bailey is conveniently located in the district of Velbert-Neviges in the district of Mettmann between the cities of Düsseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal. All of the aforementioned cities can be easily reached within 20 minutes.

Coming from Wuppertal or in the direction of Düsseldorf, take the A46 to the Sonnborner Kreuz and then take the A535 in the direction of Velbert. Leave the A535 at the Tönisheide exit.

Coming from Essen, take the A44 in the direction of Velbert. Keep right at the Velbert-Nord autobahn triangle and follow the signs to the A535 in the direction of Wuppertal/Velbert/Düsseldorf. Leave the A535 at the Tönisheide exit.

From the Tönisheide exit, drive approx. 400 m in the direction of Langenberg. At the crossing, turn left into Kuhlendahler Straße (signposted Hattingen/Velbert-Langenberg/Velbert-Neviges and Schloss Hardenberg) onto Kuhlendahler Straße. Follow this for about 1,8 km and then turn right into Bernsaustraße (signposted Wuppertal/Velbert-Neviges and Mariendom Neviges/Schloss Hardenberg). After approx. 1,2 km turn right onto the signposted free public car park (Parkplatz Mariendom Neviges/Schloss Hardenberg). From here, Hardenberg Castle and the outer bailey can be reached on foot in around 80 m.

Please note that it is not possible to park in the inner courtyard of the outer bailey and on the access road to the castle (residents and delivery traffic free).

Hardenberg Castle, Zum Hardenberg Castle 1, 42553 Velbert

Parking Mariendom Neviges/Schloss Hardenberg Bernsaustraße 35; approx. 80 parking spaces; Parking on the access road to Hardenberg Castle and in the inner courtyard of the outer bailey is not permitted.

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Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


Mettmann district


Castle Hardenberg

To the Hardenberg Castle 1
42553 Velbert - Neviges

(0049) 2051 262828


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