"Lüdenscheid - City of Light" Lüdenscheid by MikeAtSea

Lüdenscheid Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 137 photos

Lüdenscheid is a modern economic and service centre, and at the same time it is the social and cultural heart of the Märkischer Kreis. Good infrastructure and its ideal setting in the magnificent Mittelgebirge landscape guarantee a wide range of opportunities to the 81,000 inhabitants as well as to visitors.
The historic and carefully-restored old part of the town, with its romantic facades and cosy pubs and restaurants, attracts visitors from near and far. The Schillerbad brewery and pub, built in a former town swimming pool, is a meeting place for young and old.
The beautiful landscape, the Neuenhof castle - surrounded by water - and, not least, the wide range of leisure time activities on offer, add to the attraction of Lüdenscheid. Numerous sports and leisure centres, the indoor and outdoor swimming pools at Nattenberg, the swimming pool with its sauna and fitness room in the heart of the town, tennis courts, indoor riding arena with showground and a golf course just outside the town offer plenty of opportunities for sporting activities.
The Versetalsperre reservoir lies south of the town. The traffic-free paths - of which there are also many on the outskirts of the town - provide plenty of opportunities for extended and refreshing walks. Ideal for filling your lungs with oxygen. The Fuelbecker, Fürwigge and Jubach dams as well as the area around the Homert lookout tower (539 metres above sea-level) and the nearby Ebbegebirge range of hills are delightful destinations for outings, both in summer and winter.

Why Lüdenscheid is called the City of Lights I could discover in the Loher Wäldchen above the city centre of the town.
A beautiful piece of art combining the snow and the different colours of light made a marvellous winter wonderland.
Many other buildings are also coloured with lights.

  • Last visit to Lüdenscheid: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Hi, I don't know when you last visited Luedenscheid but Kaufhof has been gone for years.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 11:29 AM

    I pass through Lüdenscheid frequently, so it's nice to see how someone else is presenting the city :))

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 3:41 AM

    Yes, your update about Kaufhof is true ... the city centre of Luedenscheid looks quite different compared to your last visit.

  • Banty's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Sadly enough Galeria Kaufhof closed this year. At the moment they are rebuidling the Kaufhof-Building to make it part of "Stern-Center" - but without Kaufhof any more.

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 4:08 AM

    Thanks for your advice, Mike. Now I'm looking at this page and wondering.....

  • Rudolph's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 12:39 AM

    Great Page about my home-town! Thank you very much for this!

  • Feb 25, 2005 at 8:24 AM

    Hi Mike, lovely updates on your Luedenscheid page. I agree with Holger about the Memories of Wind photo... it's fabulous! (btw - what was so special about Uncle Willy that they made a statue of him?? ;-))

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 4:19 AM

    I like this sign!!

  • Feb 10, 2005 at 9:23 AM

    Oh, someone else has visited this unknown city. I only had big advantage on you, I was visiting during a beautiful summer day :-)

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 7:57 AM

    Hey Mike thanks for sharing your tips about a non touristy place in Germany! Like your passport pic very much! So when are you heading to Hamburg?


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