Whether you go for a day or stay for a week, Remscheid offers excellent sightseeing opportunities, and a variety of recreational activities to keep you occupied at your own pace. Just a short train ride or a pleasant drive from Cologne or Düsseldorf, Remscheid is a wonderful stop to add to your itinerary.
The picturesque countryside is invigorating to the senses and provides a splendid scenic backdrop for all the activities you’ll enjoy here.
On your way into town be sure to take a tour of the Schloss Burg. Built in the 12th century, the castle has been restored to its original grandeur and is now a museum chronicling its own history.
The museum houses an ancestral art gallery, a chapel, and the Knights’ Hall. If you happen to be there on the right day you may even get to enjoy the bustle of a medieval fair or another of the many fun events the castle is known to host.
When you finally arrive, settle in at one of the area’s many charming bed and breakfasts and enjoy some authentic German fare. Make sure you get some Zwieback or ginger bread for desert, as the region is well known for both.
When you’re ready to get back out and explore some more, you might enjoy a ride on an elevated monorail, or a trip to the nearby zoo. There is also a quirky selection of nearby museums.
One of the most interesting among these is the Deutsches Werkzeugmuseum (German Tool Museum), where you can watch the evolution of mankind’s tools from the stone age to the present.
You can also take a trip through time at the Clock Museum in the nearby city Wuppertal where among the 2,000 clocks on display, they have the oldest watch made in Germany, and even an ancient Egyptian water clock.
Finally, no trip to Remscheid would be complete without a long gaze at the Müngsten bridge. The railroad bridge is the tallest in Germany. It is over 100 years old, and its graceful sprawling curve across the valley separating Remscheid from Solingen make it quite an impressive sight; not to be missed!