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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Köln
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Monday 7:23 AM
State  North Rhine-Westphalia
Elevation  345 m (1,132 ft)
Population  35,437 (31 Dec 2010)
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District  Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Weather  8°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 80% Humidity
Points of interest  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.


Map of Wermelskirchen, Germany

Coat of arms

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.

Notable people

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.


Wermelskirchen Wikipedia

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