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Tour 3: Around Remscheid

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  • start: A1, Abfahrt Remscheid-Lennep
  • destination: A1, Abfahrt Remscheid-Lennep
  • very easy
  • 40,55 km
  • 41 minutes
  • 500 m
  • 349 m
  • 102 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Dreamy valleys, gentle bends, Bergisch baroque and an ancient fortress: A tour around Remscheid is relaxing and interesting for drivers and motorcyclists alike.

A tour around Remscheid - a pleasure for drivers and motorcyclists alike 

Once the cradle of industrialisation, now a landscape paradise

The many rivers in the Bergisch tri-city area supplied water power. Hammer mills refined iron into steel. Cottages took care of the grinding and polishing and made this small region world famous.

Today, you follow streams and rivers past farmsteads and water mills on a journey into the past. Who wouldn't want to experience this exciting region up close? But it isn’t just on foot that the sights of the Bergisches Land leave an impression. They also leave a good impression if you are in a car or on a motorcycle tour around Remscheid. And the best thing is – whenever you make a pit stop on your motorcycle tour through the Bergisches Land, you’ll be treated to some living history. From museums to landmarks, it’s all here.  

In Remscheid Hasten, the German Tool Museum covers the full array from hand axes to robots. Right next door is the Steffenshammer, a living monument from the 18th century, which is still in working order thanks to a private initiative. It can be found right on the edge of the “Historic Gelpetal Industrial History Trail”.

In the east, Remscheid-Lennep: This historic centre to the east of the region is a wonderful example of Bergisch baroque. Here, in the 18th century, the typical elements of the Bergisch triad design, namely slate and half-timbering with white and green shutters and door frames, was combined with contemporary Baroque or Rococo architecture. 

On the loop trail, the Eschbach reservoir invites you to leave your car or motorbike for a while. A leisurely circular trail leads around Germany’s first drinking water reservoir and is part of the Way of St James that leads to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.


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