Gummersbach Things to Do
First mentioned in 1109 this church was actually built much earlier in 850. It belonged to the Severin monastery in Cologne. The first church was replaced in 1050 by a smaller but more solid construction. In the following centuries the tower, the transept and the aisles were added. From those times the tower and the northern aisle in Roman style are still there. Later additions were made in Gothic style. Of the medival paintings only the ceiling painting of the choir remains.
Inside the church you may see some remarkable things, but unfortunately when we visited on a Saturday afternoon the church was closed as a wedding had just taken place.
In 1109 a church was first mentioned dedicated to the Saint Severin, today’s protestant church.
In 1580 the reformation took place and the catholic that were left were then looked after by the Dominicans in nearby Marienheide. Only in 1839 the catholics erected on a hill outside the citywalls a chapel dedicated to St. Franziscus of Assisi. In 1860 there was an official parish consisting of 95 towns in 5 communities namely Gummersbach, Gimhorn, Marienheide, Bergneustadt and Wiehl. In 1889 a church in the neo gothic style was erected and in 1895 a tower. In 1973 the church was already out-of-repair and torn down, except for the tower which was renovated. In 1975 a new church was built.
This building dates back to 1700 when it was built for the bailiff, who was the judge and legal representative of the local souvereign. The bailiff’s office was moved to Bergneustadt in 1419 but returned in 1638 once again to Gummersbach. It was the seat of the judge until mid 19th century.
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Walking through the pedestrianised part of the town center I noticed that there is a cinema which shows various films.
Nearby you will find cafés and a Brauhaus, so all you need for a night out.
I came to Gummersbach by train from Koeln (Cologne). Gummersbach is on the Koeln - Marienheide line. It took one hour and 10 minutes as there were about 3 longish waits at stations along the way for trains coming from the other direction. There are plans to build a second track.
Other plans are an extention past Marienheide to Meinerzhagen. That part should open in 2013. After that they plan to revive the stretch Meinerzhagen to Bruegge in Westfalen, where you could change on the train to Luedenscheid or onto buses.
Currently, there is no railway station at Gummersbach as the old one has just been ripped down. Under the old roof on the platform you will find a ticket machine.
A few dozen meters from the railway station you will find the bus station where you will find several lines taking you to nearby villages and also local Gummersbach lines.
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