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Culture of Leverkusen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Leverkusen is rich in interesting historical sights, here you can plan an exciting excursion program. On one of the main streets is the old Protestant church Christuskirche built in the early 20th century on the initiative of the local community. Red brick served as the main construction material for the church. Thanks to the traditional rosette windows and decorative arches, the Christuskirche looks more than spectacular. Its tower rises to a height of 14 meters. During the Second World War, the religious shrine was badly damaged. Local residents managed to restore it in just two years, and now the old church has the status of an important cultural center for the city. In addition to divine services, it often hosts exhibitions in various fields of art, as well as classical music concerts.
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The most interesting monument of modern architecture is Rathaus-Galerie - an extraordinary gallery that accommodates the city's largest shopping mall and the Town Hall. Thanks to the original design of its glass round roof, this is one of the most recognizable buildings in town.
Nearby is another picturesque church - Kirche St. Antonius, which is considered one of the best local examples of the neo-Gothic architecture. The church is quite small but thanks to the high spire it is visible from many streets. It is characterized by elegant interior design, the Catholic Church remains among the most visited by townspeople. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Not far from the railway station, you will find the original church Herz-Jesu-Kirche, which was completed in 1930. It is built in an industrial style, which makes it strikingly different from most churches dated by the first half of the 20th century. The building is adorned with a tall bell tower of a regular rectangular shape. Beautiful arched windows are executed at the top of the building and the tower. The refined interior of the church is made in the style of minimalism with quite a few decor items but a lot of free space.
The city has preserved a very beautiful hunting castle called Morsbroich. Now it stands in a picturesque park surrounded by unusual landscape decorations and fountains. An interesting historical museum operating within the castle walls keeps a diverse collection of exhibits. Here you can admire antique furniture that once adorned the homes of wealthy local residents at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum halls are decorated with authentic old paintings, a significant part of the exposition presented here is devoted to the history of the city's industrial development. The museum is located on the outskirts of Leverkusen where a calm atmosphere ideal for peaceful leisure reigns.
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The city also has the Art Museum, which houses artistic canvases of various specifics. Here one can see paintings created more than a hundred years ago, as well as work of the most famous regional painters of the mid-20th century. Several halls are reserved for temporary exhibitions - contemporary artists often present their works here.
Leverkusen Popular entertainment for visitors to the city is a visit to the Water Tower, which is a must-have part of most local guidebooks. The height of this tower is 72 meters, it was built in 1978 to supply water to local industrial centers and residential buildings. The tower has an unusual structure and is visible from many city streets. Now it is used not only for its intended purpose, as an excellent observation deck is equipped at its top. Since its construction, the Water Tower has been one of the city's tallest buildings offering a wonderful circular panorama of Leverkusen.
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An unchanged symbol of the city is the picturesque Japanischer Garten, one of the most beautiful of its kind in Germany. Many ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs are planted in this garden. In the summer, thousands of blossoming flower buds adorn this green place. Besides unique landscape compositions, here one can admire picturesque bridges and traditional garden houses that were built decades ago. Visitors can spend an exciting day in the garden with several artificial ponds on which birds live. Fans of walks will certainly appreciate the fact that many city streets are completely pedestrian. One of the most interesting for leisurely walks and admiring urban architecture is Wiesdorfer Platz.
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Public palaces near Leverkusen
♥   Palace 'Schloss Benrath' Düsseldorf, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Bonn, 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Leverkusen and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Ludwig' Cologne, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Romano-Germanic Museum' Cologne, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Cologne)' Cologne, 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Wallraf-Richartz Museum' Cologne, 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Käthe Kollwitz Museum' Cologne, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Leverkusen
♥   Dom St. Peter und Maria, Köln, 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Gereon, Köln, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Maria im Kapitol, Köln, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Aposteln, Köln, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Severin, Köln, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Laurentius, Wuppertal, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Leverkusen

Culture guide to Leverkusen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Leverkusen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Leverkusen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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