As one of the few historic town centers in North Rhine-Westphalia, Gräfrath offers residents and visitors a wealth of attractions: The early modern ensemble of market square with fountain and adjoining narrow alleyways, which has hardly changed since the 18th century, is characterized by slate-clad half-timbered houses from the Bergisch region.
A 72-step staircase leads from the village center to the Klosterberg with the monastery church and former abbey, the medieval starting point of the settlement. The historic monastery building houses the German Blade Museum, which displays valuable collections of cutlery, cutlery and edged weapons from different eras and cultures, as well as the Gräfrath church treasury, a relic of the monastery’s glory days. The Gräfrath Museum is also housed in the Klingenmuseum building. This is where the local history association documents the history of our district and its associations.
In the former Gräfrath town hall, built in 1908, the Baden Museum mainly exhibits works by Solingen artists such as Georg Meistermann and other important collections. Art lovers can take a look at the galleries around the market.
The outskirts of Gräfrath also have a lot to offer: The Klingenpfad trail leads from the town center through the Gräfrather Heide, a park and forest area, to the family-friendly Fauna animal park with 200 animal species. From the light tower with its glass dome, another fascinating landmark of Gräfrath, marked hiking trails open up the charming green landscape of the surrounding area.
Gräfrath is equally popular as an excursion destination and a place to live, and is home to a wide range of restaurants and cafés, bistros, restaurants, hotels and a youth hostel that look forward to your visit. This also applies to the numerous stores, which are mainly located on Markt and In der Freiheit.
Further tourism information on www.tourismus.solingen.de