On this large memorial is written "Gedenket der Toten, bewahret den Frieden". In English it says "Commemorate the dead, keep peace".
The Heidenstrasse or Pagan road comes through Meinerzhagen. This century old trading road started in Leipzig and went all the way to Cologne.
In the middle ages it was also used by pilgrims to walk all the way to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
The gallery basilica was built in the first half of the 13th century. Later there were more additions. The bell tower dates back to the 19th century. Today the Jesus-Christus-Kirche is an evangelical church.
The Jesus-Christus-Kirche is one of 7 Roman style churches in the Maerkischer Kreis which constists of various towns and cities in the Sauerland and has "MK" on car registration plates.
In the center of Meinerzhagen there is a pedestrianised shopping street. We actually arrived there after all the shops were closed on Saturday afternoon.
We decided to have an ice cream and sat outside people watching. I just chose 4 different flavours with whipped cream which cost 3 Euro.
The Eis Café Cortina was opened in 1961.
You are better off coming to Meinerzhagen by car. Of course there are a few buses but they are not really convenient if you don't know your way round or have lots of time to spare.
Meinerzhagen lies off the Autobahn no. 45.
On the below mentioned website you can find bus connections from Bruegge (Westfalen) or from Luedenscheid.
Don't follow the sign for the public toilets on weekends or outside business hours. The sign takes you to the back of the Stadthalle and the toilets have very limited hours. Better go straight for a café.
The Stadthalle hosts the city's events and also houses the public library.