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Gevelsberg in summer
Gevelsberg in summer
Coat of arms of Gevelsberg
Coat of arms
Gevelsberg  is located in Germany
Location of Gevelsberg within Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis district
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 7°20′E / 51.317°N 7.333°E / 51.317; 7.333Coordinates: 51°19′N 7°20′E / 51.317°N 7.333°E / 51.317; 7.333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
 • Mayor Claus Jacobi (SPD)
 • Total 26.27 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,966
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 58285
Dialling codes 0 23 32
Vehicle registration EN

Gevelsberg is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The town lies in the valley of the river Ennepe in the Süder Uplands, which is part of the Rhenish Massif. Gevelsberg lies about halfway between Wuppertal and Hagen, and is part of the industrial Ruhr Region. The lowest elevation is the Ennepe river at Vogelsang (132 m (433 ft)) and highest is the Hageböllinger Kopf (336 m (1,102 ft)). Its east-to-west length is 7.1 kilometres (4.4 miles) and the north to south length is 7.15 km (4.44 mi).

Division of the town[edit]

  • Asbeck
  • Berge
  • Gevelsberg
  • Silschede


The city has a history of nearly 780 years. The archbishop of Cologne Engelbert II of Berg was killed on November 7, 1225 by his cousin Frederick of Isenberg in Gievilberch.

The population grew strongly in the 19th century, when many small industries related to iron processing were developed.

Coat of arms[edit]

Gevelsberg received its coat of arms (a brick gable on a green hill, and a cogwheel indicating its industry) by decree of the Prussian Department of the Interior in 1903. In the mid-1950s a city wall was added to the coat of arms.

Gevelsberg - St Engelbert church
Gevelsberg - Ennepebrücke - Ennepe-bridge


Gevelsberg is connected to the national road network by the A1 autobahn and the B 7 and B 234 roads.

The municipality is served by several regional train lines of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr. There are four stations on the local line from Hagen to Wuppertal (Gevelsberg-Knapp, Gevelsberg Hauptbahnhof, Gevelsberg-Kipp and Gevelsberg West) served by the S 8 trains of the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn. Three hourly Regional-Express services, the Wupper-Express (RE 4) between Dortmund and Aachen via Düsseldorf, the Rhein-Münsterland-Express (RE 7) between Krefeld and Münster via Cologne and Hamm and the Maas-Wupper-Express (RE 13) between Venlo (Netherlands) and Hamm via Mönchengladbach, stop at Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station.

International relations[edit]

Gevelsberg is twinned with:[2]


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

The following persons were born in Gevelsberg or live in Gevelsberg:

  • Michael Cramer (born 1949), politician, (The Greens), member of the European Parliament
  • Elisabeth Höngen (1906-1997), singer (Mezzosopran) at the Semperoper in Dresden, professor at the Vienna Music Academy
  • Alexandra Popp (born 1991), soccer player (German women's football team)
  • Klaus-Peter Thaler (born 1949), cyclist, multiple amateur and professional world champion
  • Klaus Weiss (1942-2008), jazz drummer
  • Lukas Klostermann (born 1996), soccer player (German U21 national football team, RB Leipzig)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28.  External link in |publisher= (help)[permanent dead link]