Wermelskirchen is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, southeast of Remscheid. It is home to the world's biggest live Christmas tree.
Coat of arms [ edit ]
coat-of-arms of the city of Wermelskirchen looks like a silver shield split into thirds. In the left field is an oak tree. In the right field there is a Swan and pictured in the middle field there is a church.
Education [ edit ]
Wermelskirchen has an
Evangelical, a Roman Catholic church and a Latin school.
Economy [ edit ]
The city has the head office of
OBI and the origin of the [2 ] castor manufacturer TENTE.
Notable people [ edit ]
Wermelskirchen is the birthplace of
Carl Leverkus, founder of a German chemical and pharmaceutical company in Leverkusen, which was later overtaken by Bayer and run by Carl Duisberg.
Film director and writer
Uwe Boll, director of and Alone in the Dark was born here. BloodRayne
Thomas Kleine, German footballer, was born in Wermelskirchen in 1977.
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