Monday 7:23 AM
| North Rhine-Westphalia|
345 m (1,132 ft)
35,437 (31 Dec 2010)
| Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis|
8°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 80% Humidity
Große Dhünntalsperre, Straußenfarm Emminghausen, Alte Ziegelei
Wermelskirchen is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, southeast of Remscheid. It is home to the world's biggest live Christmas tree.
The coat-of-arms of the city of Wermelskirchen looks like a silver shield split into thirds. In the left field is an oak tree. In the right field there is a Swan and pictured in the middle field there is a church.
Wermelskirchen has an Evangelical, a Roman Catholic church and a Latin school.
The city has the head office of OBI and the origin of the castor manufacturer TENTE.
Wermelskirchen is the birthplace of Carl Leverkus, founder of a German chemical and pharmaceutical company in Leverkusen, which was later overtaken by Bayer and run by Carl Duisberg.
Film director and writer Uwe Boll, director of Rampage and Assault on Wall Street was born here.
Thomas Kleine, German footballer, was born in Wermelskirchen in 1977.