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Stadt Leverkusen
Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 1
51373 Leverkusen

relax on the Rhine

FIFA Frauen-WM-Stadion Leverkusen © FIFA
Leverkusen - known for its soccer team and the pharmaceutical industry - is a large and multi-faceted town on the Rhine between Cologne and Düsseldorf. The town has been shaped by its industrial heritage and is known internationally as the headquarters of Bayer AG, the world-renowned chemical and pharmaceutical company. But there is much more to Leverkusen than that!

> Places of interest
> Art & culture
> Leisure

Leverkusen © Panthermedia

Places of interest

Approaching Leverkusen by day, visitors will first see the water tower and silhouette of Bayer's manufacturing plant. The town's most prominent landmark at night is Bayer's brightly shining company logo - the Bayer cross - which is one of the world's largest illuminated brand labels and has been a fixed point in the night sky since 1933. The FIFA Women`s World Cup Stadium Leverkusen - home to the Bayer Leverkusen soccer club - is one of the smaller stadiums in the German Bundesliga, seating around 30,000 fans. But when the ball hits the back of the net, there is no better place to experience the game's excitement and competitive spirit, with goals leading to jubilant victory or shattering defeat. This is an experience you simply won't find at a game of tennis or golf. Soccer fans who choose to take a guided tour behind the scenes at the BayArena will return with a whole new set of impressions.
Erholungshaus concert venue in Leverkusen © Bayer AG

Art & culture

The arts and entertainment scene in Leverkusen holds superb facilities for all kinds of artistic and cultural events. Theater, art and music flourish at the Bayer Erholungshaus which is one of Leverkusen's oldest venues, officially opened in 1908 as part of the Anna Residential Estate.

The town is also home to several museums that cater to a wide variety of cultural interests. Internationally acclaimed contemporary art is on display at Morsbroich Palace & Museum and the Sensenfabrik, an old agrarian scythe factory, is now a fascinating industrial heritage museum. The Kinder und Jugendmuseum EnergieStadt (an interactive children's and youth museum) is also well worth a visit.
Castle Morsbroich ©


Leverkusen has plenty of open green spaces and opportunities to pursue leisure activities, particularly in the foothills of the Bergisches Land region and along the banks of the romantic Rhine river. Visitors can enjoy the delightful landscaped gardens at Neuland Park or visit the CaLevornia waterpark, one of the region's most popular sport and leisure centers.