Aerial view Vellern

Thriving village with a lot of history

Vellern had its origins as a so-called church village as early as 1193. At the beginning of the 19th century, the village merged with the farming communities of Hesseler and Höckelmer and thus became an independent municipality in the former district of Beckum. About 1,200 people live in the now incorporated district of Vellern. Vellern has been successful several times in the competition "Unser Dorf soll schöner werden/Unser Dorf hat Zukunft".

Prestressed concrete bridge under monument protection
Because the A2 motorway runs through the village, a prestressed concrete bridge was built in 1938. It has since been replaced and is listed as the oldest of its kind. Today it is an eye-catcher at the Vellern rest area and is also used for a picnic.

Agriculture, wind power and cement industry
Vellern is dominated by agriculture. In recent years, however, many farmers here have also specialised in renewable energies such as wind power or biogas. There are also traces of the cement industry in Vellern, if not its origins. As early as the beginning of the 19th century, several pot kilns and also a ring kiln were found here. The Vellern local history society has rebuilt a lime kiln in the village centre, where you can sit in comfort.

Colourful village life
In the centre of the village is also the vicarage, which was built there in the middle of the 18th century. It was refurbished in a joint renovation project and is now the venue for events such as the popular chamber concert series "Music in the Old Rectory". There is also a lot going on in the sports field and the village square. And at village festivals and the Christmas market, the whole village is on its feet.

Development concept Vellern