Leverkusen is an industrial city in the Cologne Lowland region of Western Germany.
Leverkusen is a relatively young city; its history is strongly linked to the growth of the Bayer chemical and pharmaceutical plants. Until the mid-19th century, there were some smaller settlements, including today's boroughs Opladen or Schlebusch, but no city of Leverkusen as such.
A FOOTBALL ATTRACTION
Watch football at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who play in Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. Their home ground is BayArena, capacity 30,000; it's 500 m northeast of Leverkusen Mitte railway station.