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Sightseeing in Gummersbach - what to see. Complete travel guide

Gummersbach is a town that is referred to Köln administrative district. The town was founded in the Middle Ages; nowadays this is a center of Oberbergisch district. The population of the town estimates approximately 52.5 thousand of people. During last 10 years Gummersbach turned from an industrial town to a place known by its products and services. There is also a faculty of engineering sciences and informatics of the Koln College, where students can get education on such specialties as automatics, general and technological informatics, electro technic, economic informatics, machinery building, engineering economy, and informatics in mass media.
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The town plays an important role in industrial sphere of the country as here are located large factories of processing industry. The majority of organizations are referred to electro technical industry and machinery building. There are many firms specializing in metal tools manufacturing and paper recycling in Gummersbach. The town is also known as an important transport crossing, from which you can get to Rheine-Mein region and Ruhr, as well as reaching Koln in the fastest way.
In the historic industrial city, there are many interesting old buildings. An important architectural monument is the Steinmüller plant. Many factory shops have preserved their original appearance. Despite the fact that the plant has long lost its importance, these historic buildings are not empty. In one of the workshops there was a concert hall, in which in addition to musical events, interesting exhibitions were held. A vast park, in which you can observe the most beautiful landscape decorations in the warm season, surrounds the building of the old factory. This park is perfect for active recreation; there are several sports grounds on its territory. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the heart of the city, there is an ancient castle which was built more than 300 years ago. Once it was built for defensive purposes, and now in the castle is a number of state institutions. On certain days, excursions are conducted through the ancient castle, during which its interior can be evaluated.
There are very interesting religious sites in the city, among them the Protestant Baroque Chapel. It was built in the 11th century, and to this day it has not been possible to fully preserve this unique monument in the Romanesque style. The temple was almost completely destroyed. Today, only a small tower with a peaked roof reminds of the beautiful building.
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In the vicinity of Gummersbach is the popular tourist route Aggersundvej, which stretches along the banks of beautiful rivers. Lovers of nature spend exciting hiking and cycling here, during which they can see the most beautiful reservoir and an old dam.
A visit to Gummersbach will be interesting to fans of sports. This city has its own handball team, whose games are held in the local arena Schwalbe. During the championship, it is worth visiting the nearest game. For locals, annual handball competitions are one of the most popular entertainments.
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Speaking about the entertainment available in the city, it is worth mentioning the presence of the shopping and entertainment complex Forum Gummersbach. It opened only a few years ago. Today there are more than 100 shops in the shopping center. Also, there are restaurants and cafes, a beauty salon, a fitness center and even a spa with a wide range of services.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Gummersbach
♥   Castle 'Gimborn Castle' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Homburg Castle' , 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ehreshoven Castle' , 15.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Heid' , 18.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hückeswagen Castle' , 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Gummersbach
♥   National Park 'Eifel' , 136.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Gummersbach from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Crouching Tiger and Turtle

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
The length of the staircase is 220 meters. It is open day and night. Admission is free. The original attraction in Duisburg was opened in 2011 and became instantly known worldwide and popular with lovers of unusual entertainments. 'Tiger and Turtle' staircase is located in the picturesque Angerpark. One of the most important secrets of the ladder is the traditional roller coaster dead loop, which is much easier to pass through than it might seem at first glance. … Read further

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
After admiring priceless artifacts in museums, it’s worth to have a stroll through the deserted underground; just the simple descent via worn metal ladders makes adrenaline go rushing. Many mysterious stories are associated with Zeche Zollverein mines, as many industrialists have faced there with phenomenon of abnormal knocks. Tourists who visit these places often hear unexplained sounds. They are so distinct and realistic, that it seems that there is still active work in some areas of mines. … Read further
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