Leverkusen is a city in Rhineland-of-North-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on Eastern bank of the the Rhine, halfway between Cologne and Düsseldorf. Population: 162 300 (1999); of a surface of 78,85 km 2 .
The town of Leverkusen is a product of the economic expansion of the area of the the Ruhr. It was an rural area until the end of the XIXe century. There were several villages, Wiesdorf, Opladen, Schlebusch, Steinbuchel, Rheindorf and Bergisch-Neukirchen. Wiesdorf, founded in XIIe century, was chosen by the pharmacist Carl Leverkus to establish a factory of dye S in 1860. It was absorbed by the company Bayer in 1891. The company moved its head office with Wiesdorf in 1912, transforming the city into center of the German Chemical industry.
Leverkusen is the name chosen in 1930 by the fusion of the above-mentioned villages, become of the cities meanwhile. Nowadays, it is the residence of the football club with success of the German league Bayer Leverkusen.
Culture and tourist interest
In Bayer Erholungshaus regularly many concerts and stage performances take place. This building was built in 1908, but because of a fire, it was renovated and increased in 1977.
This place architecturellement splendid is added the Forum, builds in 1969. One finds all kinds of demonstrations there: concerts, stage performances, but also of many exposures or conferences.
Concurrently to these two infrastructures, there exist moreover small groups of theater (for example Das Junge Theater Leverkusen, Matchbox Theater, Caostheater or Studiobühne Leverkusen) which them also have rooms of arranged representations.
Schloss Morsbroich - collection of objets d'art
- Freudenthaler Sensenhammer - museum of industry with Schlebusch
- Kolonie Museum - house 1930, typical of the residential districts Bayer.
- Römer Villa - house historical of the city. It is not in oneself in museum, but a place dedicated to the temporary exhibitions on the history of the city or the area, or any other historical work.
TwinningsLeverkusen is twinned with
- Leverkusen official Web site of the city
- Leverkusen in linguistic French
- Jumelage Reads Meitner Schule leverkusen-College St Jacques Hazebrouck
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