Many of Bergisches Land’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Engelskirchen, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Freilichtmuseum Lindlar and the iconic Dieringhausen Railway Museum. If you have time, don’t miss the Bensberg Town Hall and Altenberg Cathedral.
To really get a feel for Bergisches Land, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out Fruit Museum in Cologne.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. To catch a glimpse of the local wilderness set out to explore the Nature Reserve Wahner Heide in Roesrath.
One of the nicest ways to get some exercise and fresh air is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s best-loved golf courses like the Dr. Velte Golf Club in Cologne, Golfclub Wahn and Golfclub Leverkusen.
Grab your credit card and head to the Shops at City Center Porz in Cologne to scratch that shopping itch.
Spend an afternoon with fellow soccer lovers at BayArena, Leverkusen, cheering on local favorites, the Bayer Leverkusen. On game days the stadium is filled with black, red and white, as local soccer lovers gather to cheer on their home-grown heroes.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Best Western Premier Park Consul, Cologne, the Leonardo Hotel Köln, Cologne and the Holiday Inn Express Cologne Troisdorf are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.