The 10 Best Things to Do in Leverkusen, Germany

February 21, 2018 Venice Greaves

Leverkusen (/ˈleɪvərˌkuːzən/; German pronunciation: [ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩] ( listen)) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the eastern bank of the Rhine. To the South, Leverkusen borders the city of Cologne and to the North is the state capital Düsseldorf.
Restaurants in Leverkusen

Bismarckstr. 122-124, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 180 5 040404
Excellent
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4.5 based on 229 reviews

BayArena

Reviewed By bunnybumboo - Gloucester, United Kingdom

Visited the BayArena to watch our first bundesliga game, website seemed quite difficult to navigate so paid for tickets on the gate, which seemed easy enough. Stadium pretty simple to get to (S-Bahn to Leverkusen Mitte and then a 15-20 minute walk). Security is very strict, and they will not let certain handbags in if they are deemed too big, so it’s worth taking a smaller bag / no bag at all.
To buy food/drink at the ground you need a ‘Bayern card’ 10€ refundable for the card and then whatever money you need for food etc. And this system seems to work well! Would definitely recommend if you’re a football fan!

2. Japanischer Garten

Kaiser-Wilhelm Alle, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Japanischer Garten

Reviewed By seedhunter - Hyderabad, India

Just between Bayer AG office and bank of Rhine, this asmall Japanese garden with varities of shrubs and flowering plants. Good for spending some time.

3. Rathaus-Galerie

Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 214 3284480
Excellent
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4 based on 76 reviews

Rathaus-Galerie

Reviewed By 9HoutBay8 - Leverkusen, Germany

Wandering through the Rathaus-Galerie and doing my usual window shopping next to purchasing odds and ends I came across the entrance of the Public City Library.
Right at the entrance opposite the service desk headed by very friendly and competent staff I was most astonished to find two computerized book 'hand-in' compartments and obviously rows and rows of book shelves....what makes a difference to the 'usual' library are areas exhibiting art/paintings from young artists, cozy corners for the youth, WiFi desks, home- and other work sections, separate Reading areas for magazines and newspapers, new-book arrival stands, 'flea market' book shelves, displays of DVD's/CD's, sheet music, information about online downloads, e-books from the library....to name but a few.
To read the various program points added to my surprise....there are regular live-performances of authors, story Reading for the young, board game days, meetings of 'Woman's circles', regular workshops for upcoming writers, new workshops as part of the forthcoming summer festival to learn all about/around rapping, special displays for different occasions such as 'The World Book Day' or at present the European Soccer Championship, and many, many more....
As part of welcoming all nations, especially with the influx of so many refugees, there are many shelves filled with books written in Italian, Russian, French, English, Turkish....you can just sit and use these facilities without having to register as a member.
Opening times extend from Tuesday to Friday (11am to 6pm) and Saturday (11am to 2pm).
Any tourist should be able to not only find this whole venue welcoming but also interesting due to its variety.

4. Neuland-Park

Nobelstr. 91, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 214 4066701
Excellent
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4 based on 52 reviews

Neuland-Park

Reviewed By UKC0uple - Barnsley, United Kingdom

We were staying at the Best Western Hotel Leoso, not very far from the Neuland Park so when we were walking by the Rhine River we spotted the park across the road so we decided to go back to our hotel passing through the park. It was a Saturday mid day and they were quite a lot of parents and grandparents playing with their children on many of the swings and climbing frames. The park as a few areas which is cultivated (flower beds) and some trees still in the early stages of growing. It's very spaces but as time goes by it will develop into a more mature Park (But still worth a visit)

5. Wildpark Reuschenberg

Am Reuschenberger Busch 6, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 214 68134
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Wildpark Reuschenberg

Reviewed By ShiYaKun - Cologne, Germany

This park has a small collection of animals like birds, deers, goats which make it a good destination for families. For kids even more important than the animals is that they have a huge outdoor playground. There is a small restaurant for lunch as well.

6. Bayer Cross

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1 | Kreuzung Willy-Brandt-Ring, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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4 based on 20 reviews

Bayer Cross

Reviewed By seedhunter - Hyderabad, India

A technological sensation, once the 2,200 light bulbs were illuminated, the technological sensation was complete: on February 20, 1933, the first Bayer Cross became operational. It had a diameter of 72 meters, making it the "world's largest illuminated advertisement," as the Bergische Post newspaper declared at the time.
On September 2, 1958 the new Bayer Cross was inaugurated in a different place, It has a diameter of only 51 meters, instead of 72. The giant framework is supported by two 120-meter-high steel masts.In 1958, its 1,710 bulbs shone with a total power output of 65,000 watts - making the individual letters visible from a distance of five kilometers.
Today the Bayer Cross is still a distinctive landmark on the Leverkusen skyline at night – except for a period in Spring and Fall each year when the lights are switched off between 10 in the evening and 4 in the morning. The reason for this is simple: to allow migratory birds returning from their winter quarters to reach their breeding grounds without being disoriented and put off their course by the light.

7. NaturGut Ophoven

Talstr. 4, 51379 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2171 734990
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

NaturGut Ophoven

Reviewed By Юлия К - Moscow, Russia

Посетили в рамках экскурсии. Интересная задумка- центр экологического образования, там большая территория- тематические сады, лесная дорога, пруды как ландшафт и как место для нереста рыб , учебный огород и т.п. Много групп школьников, а также семьи с детьми.

8. Calevornia

Bismarckstr. 182, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4 based on 13 reviews

Calevornia

Reviewed By Sebastian A - Leverkusen, Germany

Calevornia is located right next to the football stadium (thus try to avoid visiting while Bayer Leverkusen has a home game).
There are some parking spaces in front which usually are sufficient.
It's a nice sauna with an electronic which is used for entry fee and anything you consume inside (you pay when leaving).
The sauna variation is nice and there are aroma infusions every 30 Minutes in certain saunas. The outside area is nice as well though it's a short walk and some steps from the inside area.
PS: I've only ever visited the Sauna area in the Calevornia, I can't comment on the bath

9. Grosse Dhunntalsperre

Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, 51515 Wermelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

Grosse Dhunntalsperre

Reviewed By seedhunter - Hyderabad, India

Walking distance from Grosse Ledder (Wermelskirchen), it is the largest fresh water Reservoir in West Germany. You can walk (25 min.) through dense forest and reach this nice lake and further to dam. Very scenic and relaxing. River Dhunn is main source of water for this Reservoir.

10. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

Wiesdorfer Platz, 51373 Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 214 31204500
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Herz-Jesu-Kirche

Reviewed By Neil K - Liverpool, United Kingdom

We had been visiting the vibrant city of Leverkusen and had just been to Café M and enjoyed some delicious coffee's when we came across this rather modern and interesting church.
The church look's really nice ,a very imposing building and a focal point of the area.
Although we never ventured inside we did take some superb photo's of this church.
Very easy to locate on WIESDORFERSTRAßE in a very nice area.

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