Tranquil towns, parishes and villages

25 true eye-catchers

[Translate to English:] Kirche Sankt Pankratius im Ortskern von Odenthal© Dominik Ketz
Kirche Sankt Pankratius im Ortskern von Odenthal

The "Das Bergische" region comprises 25 towns and villages, each with its own distinctive charm. There are modern towns and dreamy villages, juxtaposing tranquillity and hustle and bustle – every guest can find their perfect holiday destination here. 

The two urban centres of Bergisch Gladbach and Gummersbach, for example, invite you to indulge in a shopping spree or two. Hückeswagen, Bergneustadt and several other small towns attract visitors with idyllic old town centres. Tranquillity is everywhere. In Nümbrecht and Reichshof-Eckenhagen, the Bergisches Land also has two climatic health resorts. 

Every town and village offers a varied range of leisure activities. It’s fair to say things are never boring in the Bergisches Land!

Bergisches Land Nature Park

Kopf einer Kuh in Großaufnahme, Sonne scheint zwischen Ohr und Horn hindurch© Sabine König Photodesign

Covering an area of 2,027 km², the Bergisches Land Nature Park is one of the largest nature parks in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its distinctive feature is a characteristic low mountain range landscape that rises from the Cologne Bight to elevations of 500m in its eastern reaches. It is renowned for its varied cultural landscape with 17 dams, a number of forges and mills from the early days of steel production, as well as numerous castles and palaces. 


The Nature Park is committed to the development of the region in a variety of ways. It is committed to preserving and maintaining the natural and cultural landscapes, offers attractive experiences in nature and recreational opportunities, supports regional initiatives, provides information about the region and promotes awareness of the region and its culture. Work in the Nature Park revolves around four pillars: sustainable tourism and recreation, conservation of nature and the landscape, environmental education and regional development. 


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