In order to collect some new material for Flyctory.com, I recently drove to Remscheid to cover some museums there. The city Northeast of Cologne is likely not too well-known as a touristic hot-spot, but in fact it has some very traditional Bergisches Land (named after the former Duchy of Berg) historic city districts. I just felt that one of these districts, the historic center of the borough Lennep, is so beautiful (even on a rainy-snowy day) that I had to share it with you.
Remscheid-Lennep Historic Town – Location & Transport
As said above, Remscheid is located Northeast of Cologne, between Leverkusen and Wuppertal. The city has some 110,000 inhabitants in total, thereof some 25,000 people live in Lennep, which used to a city by its own until 1929. The historic town district of Lennep is located right at the motorway A1. Parking in the historic district is very limited and there are many narrow one-way roads – but there is quite a lot of parking right outside, which is very convenient. You may also get there by the S7 commuter rail, which is connecting Solingen and Wuppertal.