Discovery loop From the small iron to security



9,89 km long
theme trail
When you pick up your bunch of keys, get into your car, or go to the swimming pool, you will come across products from Velbert's lock and fittings industry everywhere.

Follow the traces of Velbert's industrial history. Combine tradition and modernity with this path. Experience paths through the city, coupled with a visit to the German Castle and Fittings Museum, impressive views of the countryside and a decelerated idyll in the forest. 

The atmospheric hike through Velbert's green belt begins under the Eulenbachbrücke (Saubrücke). Get to know the Herminghaus Park with its animals, the Offerbusch, an old city park with a new face, and the Langenhorst Forest.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, ore was mainly transported through the Langenhorst to the smelting works in Kupferdreh. Ore and coal deposits in Velbert are the origin of the small iron industry. Over the centuries, an industrial branch with worldwide importance developed from it with the lock industry. In addition to the "Schleppweg" you will also encounter the Zechweg, which connects the Hefel and the modern industrial area of ​​Röbbeck.

Good to know

Public transportation

ZOB, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse, 42549 Velbert


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation


tour dates
Start: Eulenbachbrücke motorhome parking area, Zur Mühlen, 42549 Velbert
Destination: Motorhome parking space Eulenbachbrücke, Zur Mühlen, 42549 Velbert


03:00 p.m

9,89 km





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