In 1131 Wiehl is mentioned under the name Wila for the first time in a document. On the Mercator map of 1575 it is registered as a Wiell. Wiehl was slammed by the Siegburger comparison of 1604 finally of the rule Homburg and was subordinated with it to the house Sayn-Wittgenstein. In 1815 the Viennese congress assigned the Homburger little country which existed practically only of the municipalities of Wiehl and Nümbrecht to Prussia. Wiehl was in this time still an agriculturally stamped place of village character whose population surplus had to live by travelling work. Only the use of the water power of the Wiehl by the Ohler hammer since 1860 as well as stream production since 1895, the connection with the railroad network in 1897 and the foundation of the mountain broads clever axis factory of Wiehl (BPW) in 1898 created the condition for reinforced growth in population. The national socialism left Wiehl a new city hall (today old). After the second world war integrated Wiehl the influx of bombed out and from expelled, by the regional reorganisation in 1969 it was combined with Bielstein and Drabenderhöhe and received in 1971, 840 years after his first naming, town right. Since that time it takes pleasure, also thanks to the Zuzugs of emigrants and a skilful industrial politics, respectable and steady growth.
The coat of arms served the power Homburg as a basis of today's Wiehler coat of arms. It consists of a two tower castle with open gate and portcullis. The unresolved Knight of St John of Jerusalem cross over the right lower tower was taken at the association of the municipalities of Wiehl and Bielstein from the Bielsteiner coat of arms.
Protestant church and half-timbered houses restored form the town center. In the foreground the river Wiehl. The Protestant church in hugging as is the largest of the Wiehler churches. The oldest part has stood since the 11th century. The nave was rebuilt repeatedly. The belltower remained at its place. The baptismal font is under the pulpit in the chancel from the 12th century (dismantled in the context of the last reorganization measures in 2003). The church extends along the main street in west east direction.
Restored half-timbering ensemble in the upper village, classified as a historical monument
The Bismarckturm is an outlook tower which was built at the emperor time 1909. It is 16.8 m high, has a regular hexagonal ground plan and was built from Grauwacke.
One of the so-called colored Kerken, a church with medieval ceiling frescos, is in the district Marienhagen.
The museum "axis, wheel and car" represents the 5.500 year history of the vehicle engineering on an over 1,000 m² large exhibition space: Wiehl-Ohlerhammer, tel. (0049 2262) 78 12 80, admission free.
Old agricultural equipment and machines are exhibited in the idyllically situated farmer museum: Wiehl, area Monsau, tel. (0 22, 62) 9 29 11.
Siebenbürger Heimatstube in the arts center Drabenderhöhe. Insights into the to this day neat customs of the more than 800 years old tradition and culture strive and arrange household effects in the seven citizen country.
The international Wiehler Jazztage, these enjoy great attention in the Jazzscene, regularly take place (2004 already for the 15th time) since 1989. Well-known jazz musicians like Lilian Boutte (gospel song singer), Al di Meola (guitarist), Götz Alsmann, Lyambiko, Melva Houston, Albie Donnelly's super rank and many others have already appeared in Wiehl.
Hundreds of different kinds of Dahlien can be inspected at the Wiehler Dahlienschau from August until October.
Weekly market on Wednesday.
Native country celebration at the Bismarckturm (beginning of June).
Oberbergische stagecoach with the hold at the pony hotel in Hübender
Get 30 m under the earth in the Wiehler dripstone cave marriage ceremonies of the Wiehler registry office are carried out regularly.
The "Oberbergische Postkutsche", a mail coach, runs between Nümbrecht and Wiehl every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to the end of October. It is a reproduction of the mail coach of the Imperial Post Office around 1871.
Woods and nature trail
In the Siefen below the dripstone cave ground[clarification needed]monument "golden trough an old mountain work gallery which served the mining of iron ore and extended in branched pit countries to under the villages Hübender, cleric mountain and Abbenroth (municipality of Nümbrecht)". Siefen was mined in the 19th century, the support was finally adjusted 1912 because too low ores lined up at least since the beginning. The gallery served over decades of the Wiehler water supply later. At the restored gallery entrance built with mortar becomes the at times missing stone with the eingemeisselten inscription: Golden trough 1813 " built " again.
"food oatmeal piece of paper" into exercise book 3, "materials and sources for the oberbergischen regional history". Editor: H.J. Söhn and Lothar Wirths. Ed. Bergischer history organization Oberbergische Abtlg. 2003
Gottfr. Corbach: "Contributions to the Bergischen history". SCRIBA publishing house, Cologne. Stress this . Ausg.1976 . ISBN 3-921232-48-1
the same: Represented and processed according to archival sources by Otto merchant to "the Homburg country in the Thirty Years' War", Brosch. ed. of the Raiffeisenbank Nümbrecht (1983)