Langenfeld, in the district of Mettmann, lies to the south of Dusseldorf. The old “Via Publica”, today the B8, made a decisive contribution to the development of the town. The trunk road was first mentioned in 839; travellers used this road and goods were transported along it. The oldest structure in Langenfeld is the bell tower belonging to the church of St. Martinus in Langenfeld-Richrath, which dates from the eleventh century. Langenfeld is a traditional community rich with original customs: The Rhine carnival and the shooting festival are fixed items on the events calendar. The close proximity to the Rhine metropolises and Cologne airport, as well as the cultural and educational establishments further enhance Langenfeld.