Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Velbert, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.4 km
Ascend 212 m
Descend 113 m

Explore Velbert in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Velbert

Sight 1: Mariendom

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Maria, Königin des Friedens is a pilgrimage church and parish in Neviges, part of Velbert, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The pilgrimage dates back to 1676. Neviges was the home of a Franciscan monastery from 1675 until the end of 2019. A church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in 1728 became too small for the growing numbers of pilgrims in the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Maria, Königin des Friedens (EN), Website

232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Evangelische Stadtkirche

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The Evangelical City Church is a church building of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland in the Velbert district of Neviges in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Stadtkirche (Neviges) (DE), Website

143 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: St. Mariä Empfängnis

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The Church of St. Mariä Conception is a Roman Catholic Church in Neviges. It was built in 1728 as a pilgrimage church for the Neviges' pilgrimage and replaced in this function in 1968 by the Nevige's pilgrimage cathedral. In addition, it served as the monastery church of the Franciscan monastery Neviges until January 31, 2020. Since January 1, 2010 she has been the parish church of the parish "Maria, Queen of Peace" in the district dean of Mettmann.

Wikipedia: St. Mariä Empfängnis (Neviges) (DE), Website

456 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Marienberg

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The Marienberg in Neviges is a pilgrimage route with 20 illustrated stations, the motifs of which are taken from the rosary.

Wikipedia: Marienberg (Neviges) (DE)

575 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Schloß Hardenberg

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Hardenberg Castle is a baroque former moated castle in the district of Neviges in the town of Velbert. It is located in the valley of the Hardenberger Bach a little north of the centre of Neviges at the narrowest point of the Bachtal and dates back to a re-establishment of the von Gevertshagen family at the end of the 15th century. It replaced Hardenberg Castle, which had probably fallen into disrepair, the remains of which can be found about 630 metres southwest of the castle.

Wikipedia: Schloss Hardenberg (Velbert) (DE)

727 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: Burg Hardenberg

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Burg Hardenberg

Hardenberg Castle, also known locally as Old Castle, is the ruin of a hilltop castle on a 247-metre-high mountain spur between the districts of Neviges and Tönisheide in Velbert. About 600 metres northeast of the castle site is Hardenberg Castle. However, this is not – as a local legend claims – connected to the Old Castle by a secret passage. Nor were their stones used as building material for the castle.

Wikipedia: Burg Hardenberg (Velbert) (DE)

1311 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 7: St. Antonius von Padua

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The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is a Roman Catholic church in Velbert-Tönisheide, Germany. Since January 1, 2010, it has been a branch church of the parish of "Mary, Queen of Peace" in the district deanery of Mettmann.

Wikipedia: St. Antonius von Padua (Tönisheide) (DE), Website


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