About Lüdenscheid

Lüdenscheid: technophile, close to nature and culturally diverse

Lüdenscheid officially received town status in 1268 - and thus celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2018. Today, the county seat of the Märkischer Kreis district has around 75,000 inhabitants. Lüdenscheid has an industrial character but is located in the middle of greenery - about half of the city area consists of forest areas, which invite you to go on hiking tours in nature. For example, the "Ochsentour" in the Stilleking nature reserve is recommended, which owes its name to the herd of Heck cattle living there, which resemble the extinct aurochs.

In addition, the city offers numerous other opportunities for leisure activities: the Stern-Center and the old town have everything a shopper's heart desires, water rats can let off steam in the Nattenberg family pool or relax in the sauna village, culture fans get their money's worth in the museums and the Kulturhaus. In addition, there is a colorful landscape of associations that covers a wide range and encourages participation. With the Phänomenta science center, the technology center and the Südwestfalen University of Applied Sciences, Lüdenscheid has created its own knowledge and education district.

Economically, electrical engineering, iron, sheet metal and metal processing as well as mechanical engineering and plastics processing are of particular importance to the town. In addition, the lighting industry enjoys an excellent reputation. It is not for nothing that Lüdenscheid is the city of light. During the "LichtRouten", Lüdenscheid becomes a stage for international light artists. In the city area, there are also many permanently illuminated squares, buildings, and paths.


The Lüdenscheid Science-Center Phänomenta (Copyright: Stadt Lüdenscheid / Rolf Rutzen).



Altstadt Lüdenscheid Symbol_Viktoria Baumann
The Old town in Lüdenscheid (Copyright: Stadt Lüdenscheid / Viktoria Baumann).

The view of the Versetalsperre near Lüdenscheid (Copyright: Stadt Lüdenscheid / Rolf Rutzen).