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Lüdenscheid is in South Westphalia.



Lüdenscheid is a city of 70 000 and seat of the Märkischer Kreis district. The city is home to numerous small manufacturing companies and light industry, including a model and toy car company. Surrounded by the wooded green hills and valleys it's a great day or weekend get away for the nearby larger cities.

Get in


By train

  • 1 Bahnhof Lüdenscheid. Small terminus station for RB25 to Cologne and RB52 to Hagen and Dortmund, same-platform transfers to buses. Ticket machine on platform. Lüdenscheid station (Q801142) on Wikidata Lüdenscheid station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Bahnhof Lüdenscheid-Brügge. Small stop in the Volme Valley. Regional trains RB25 to Cologne and RB52 to Dortmund and Hagen, which need to reverse here to reach the spur railway up the hill to Lüdenscheid. The 1925 signal box above the tracks is a protected building. Brügge (Westfalen) station (Q800582) on Wikidata Lüdenscheid-Brügge station on Wikipedia

By car


If you are travelling by car, Lüdenscheid can be reached by using the motorway (Autobahn) A 45.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Autobahn A45 is blocked between exits 13 Lüdenscheid-Nord and 14 Lüdenscheid due to a bridge being replaced. This is scheduled to be finished in 2027, but who really trusts those estimates. All autobahn traffic is getting rerouted through the city, which causes heavy congestion in busy times, plan for delays.

Get around


Local and regional buses run to surrounding towns and neighbouring cities, including Iserlohn (Bus S1) and Werdohl (Bus S2), where connections to other trains are available. Most services are run by Märkische Verkehrsgesellschaft MVG under the Westfalentarif tariffs, state-wide day passes like SchönerTagTicketNRW and the nationwide DeutschlandTicket are also accepted. Drivers sell tickets for cash or with card payment, although cash remains the safest bet still.

Map of Lüdenscheid


  • 1 Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, Sauerfelder Str. 14-20. Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid (Q2359939) on Wikidata
  • 2 Geschichtsmuseum der Stadt Lüdenscheid. Geschichtsmuseum Lüdenscheid (Q1517744) on Wikidata
  • 3 Schloss Oedenthal. Schloss Oedenthal (Q1328782) on Wikidata
  • 4 Bremecker Hammer. A blacksmithing museum Bremecker Hammer (Q907284) on Wikidata




  • 1 Stern-Center Lüdenscheid, Wilhelmstraße 33 (Parking access via intersection Rathaustunnel / Bahnhofstr. then through Altenaer Str.). M-Sa 10:00-20:00. Small shopping centre with chain stores, public toilets and parking garage Parking Day Ticket €10.00.









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