Nestled in an area of hills and forests, you’ll find Gummersbach a great place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the whole region. Nicknamed the Lime Tree Town after its parade of trees in the main street, it sets the scene for this tranquil and charming location.
The pedestrian precinct allows you to sit down and relax. Take your pick of the numerous eateries and bars (including the famous pancake store) to unwind from your busy vacation, and start to look at the slower pace of life while you are here. There’s no hurry to leave this town.
Leave yourself time to look at the buildings in Gummersbach — some are certainly worth a second look. For example, the Lieberhausen is a brightly colored protestant church dating from the middle ages in contrast to the rather baroque Hülsenbusch — also a protestant church — but the architecture couldn’t be more different.
The Oberbergische Dom is another structure altogether. This powerful 11th century Romanesque building will surely Wow you.
The famous landmark in town is simply known as The Castle but is really a powerful white house in the pedestrian zone. On the corner of Kaiserstraße and Hindenburgstraße is the Vogteihaus — named after the powerful family that lived here many years ago.
The Dümmlinghauser Mill is also a must see local site, and it regularly hosts jazz events. This wonderful building can be hired out for all kinds of events and private functions, so you never know what you might find there. ;-)
Just outside of Gummersbach in all directions is the amazing and extensive Naturpark Bergisches Land. This forested expanse has many trials marked through its interior, for both walking and cycling. But make sure you give yourself plenty of time there — it really is a magnificent woodland.