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"Hello, I will be arriving in Wuppertal by train from Koln and going on the Floating Railway. When I arrive at the main station, how do I get to the station with the Floating Railway? Outside the main exit do I turn left? Thank you. Berni" (posted 11/29/2014)

Hello, at the main station in Wuppertal is a large construction site until 2016. As a result, I can not tell you how to get to the cable car station because the road layout and walkways run constantly different. I would recommend to take the train to Barmen and then take the monorail. The two stations are located next to each other, which is not to be overlooked. Nice greetings from the Bergische Land Bernd Beyermann
Answer provided by Bernd Beyermann on 11/30/2014
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The monorail is directly visible from the main station exit Wuppertal-Elberfeld vis a vis. The monorail station is directly opposite the main train station. The road is completely ignorable. The distance isr less than 200 meters.
Answer provided by Friedhelm Kirchner on 12/01/2014
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"this year 2015 Wuppertal Carnaval in March which day?" (posted 02/03/2015)

Hello Carnival is Rose Monday, 02/16/2015 in several districts of Wupppertal
Answer provided by Bernd Beyermann on 02/03/2015
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Carnival this year to 02/21/2015. So Altweiberfastnacht on 02/16/2015. Carnival Monday on 20/02/2015. We hope to have served herewith. Yours sincerely, Friedhelm Kirchner
Answer provided by Friedhelm Kirchner on 02/04/2015
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Hallo, I'm visiting Wuppertal to experience Schwebebahn this weekend! And I'm also interested in Wuppertal because a Korean video artist Namjun Paik. I'd like to know if there's something I can enjoy in Sunday and Monday morning :) It would be great if you could tell me some nice street local people love, artistic place/museum, or nice park or good vegan restaurant. Thank you! " (posted 03/17/2017)

http://www.wuppertals-gruene-anlagen.de/an-der-wupper/bruckenpark-munsten/ Or Wuppertal elberfeld: There are many fine restaurants and old Art Nouveau building Wuppertal Zoo is always a highlight You can take the monorail there drive to . The Van der Heydt Museum is an absolute must. The Wuppertal Opera house from inside and from the outside !!!
Answer provided by Claudia Zippmann-Franz on 03/20/2017
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

"Any place to shop for tourists? And also, where can I visted outside of Wuppertal that I can shop in? Thx" (posted 02/07/2015)

Moeglichkeiten the best shopping in Elberfeld and Barmen the other districts are equipped au h by moeglichkeiten shopping. Nice greetings Bernd Beyermann
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  • Bergische Museumsbahnen
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    Bergische Museumsbahnen

    The Bergische Museumsbahn is a heritage tram museum situated in the German city of Wuppertal. It operates its own tram line south of Wuppertal on original rails with original cars. Wuppertal operates still the "Schwebebahn", a unique overhead railway.

    Museum line

    The museum line begins about 50 m east of the Kohlfurth bridge, where the depot may be found with its exhibition of vehicles and a bookshop. A track coming from the bridge is currently out of use. East of the depot the line winds its way south and then swings around in a 180° curve in order to follow the Kaltenbach valley north. The end of the line is currently at Greuel halt, although it has long been planned to work the section beyond that to Möschenborn.

    Near Möschenborn halt the old line turns south again in order to reach Cronenberg.

    The route has a height difference of about 150 metres, which means that it has an average incline of 5%. The largest part of the route cuts through a wood and is therefore typical of the former overground tramway network. On the other had the route does not really have any town sections. There are seven stops.

  • Knipex
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    Knipex is a German manufacturer of pliers for professional use. The headquarters are located in Wuppertal-Cronenberg. For four generations, Knipex has been an independent, owner-managed family company.

    The company was founded in 1882 by C. Gustav Putsch as a forge. In the early days manufacturing was focused on pincers and blacksmith’s tongs, initially handmade then increasingly produced using drop forging hammers and various machines. In 1942 Carl Putsch, the second generation representative, registered the “Knipex“ brand. Especially since the 1950s the program has constantly had additional types of pliers added to it. Karl Putsch took over as manager in 1954. Manufacturing operations became increasingly automated and product innovation took ever greater importance. Starting in the 1990s various subsidiaries joined the Knipex Group. The fourth generation took over the company’s reins. Foreign sales offices were established, and nowadays more than 60 percent of output is exported to numerous countries worldwide.

  • Von der Heydt Museum
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    Von der Heydt Museum

    The Von der Heydt Museum is a museum in Wuppertal, Germany.

    The Von der Heydt Museum includes works by 19th and 20th century artists. The first of Pablo Picasso’s works that ever appeared in public was displayed here.

  • Arboretum Burgholz
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    Arboretum Burgholz

    The Arboretum Burgholz (about 250 hectares) is an arboretum maintained by the Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz Nordrhein Westfalen. It is located in the Staatsforst Burgholz at Friedensstraße 69, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and open daily without charge.

    The arboretum was begun before 1900 to test the suitability of exotic tree species for forestry, and became an arboretum in large part through the efforts of forester Heinrich Hogrebe (1913-1998). It now contains over 130 deciduous and coniferous tree species arranged in North American, Asian, and Mediterranean plantings, with four marked hiking trails.

  • Botanischer Garten Wuppertal
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    Botanischer Garten Wuppertal

    The Botanischer Garten Wuppertal (2.5 hectares), also known as the Botanischer Garten der Stadt Wuppertal, is a municipal botanical garden located at Elisenhöhe 1, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

    The garden dates to 1890 when a botanical school garden was first created on a 4600 m² plot that is now the Rose Garden. Between 1908-1910 it relocated to today's site, the Villa Eller'schen, a former country house of textile manufacturers named Eller, which contained a villa (built 1820), orangery, residential and farm buildings, and the Elise Tower (built 1838) which provides the garden's focal point. After Wuppertal was established in 1929, it became a municipal botanical garden. In 2006 three new greenhouses were constructed on the former site of the city nursery, thus extending the garden: a large demonstration greenhouse (400 m²) and two smaller ones (each about 100 m²).

    Today the garden cultivates about 400 protected species of the genus Babiana, Cyclamen, Gladiolus, Iris, Moraea, Paeonia, Scilla, etc. The large greenhouse contains tropical crops, exhibition and event space, and room for overwintering plants. The smaller greenhouses exhibit bulbs, tuber plants, and cacti.

  • Wuppertal Zoo
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    Wuppertal Zoo

    Wuppertal Zoo (German: Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal or Zoo Wuppertal) is a 24-hectare (59-acre) zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. About 5,000 animals representing about 500 species from around the world live at the zoo, including apes, monkeys, bears, great cats and elephants, as well as birds, reptiles and fish.

    Modern enclosures and zoo buildings exist for elephants and apes, there is a house for birds with a specially designed hall, where freely flying birds can be observed, and a small combined aquarium/terrarium.

  • Bergisches Land
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    Bergisches Land

    The Bergisches Land (Country of Berg or Land of Berg) is a low mountain range region within the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, east of Rhine river, south of the Ruhr. The landscape is shaped by woods, meadows, rivers and creeks and contains over 20 artificial lakes. Wuppertal is the biggest town and seen as the region's capital, whereas the southern part nowaday has closer economic and socio-cultural ties to Cologne.

    Bergisches Land used to be territory of the County of Berg, which later became the Duchy of Berg, who gave the region its name.[2] The Duchy was dissolved in 1815 and in 1822 the region became part of the Prussian Rhine Province.

    Amongst the population today, a sense of belonging to the region Bergisches Land is notable in the hilly northern part, but not much anymore in the areas near the Cologne Bight, the Ruhr area or the city of Düsseldorf.

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Wuppertal Overview

Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. Population 361,333 (2005). The prestigious Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is located in this city.

Two thirds of the total municipal area is green belt: woods, meadows, gardens and fields. From any part of the city it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or shady woodland path. At the same time it is a major industrial centre including such industries as: textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, medicine (Bayer), electric, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment. One of the most famous pain-killers, Aspirin, was invented in Wuppertal by Bayer.

Things to See in Wuppertal

In total, Wuppertal possesses over 4,500 buildings classified as national monuments, most dating from styles as Neoclassicism, Eclecticism, Historicism, Art Nouveau/Jugendstil and Bauhaus.

Concert hall, a fine masterpiece[citation needed] of turn-of-the-century architecture (Stadthalle)

Wuppertal Dance Theatre (Tanztheater Wuppertal), headed by Pina Bausch, is world-famous

Engels house (Engelshaus), architecturally typical of the region. It houses a permanent display of materials associated with Friedrich Engels and other famous citizens of Wuppertal, Wuppertal Zoo, one of the largest, most nicely landscaped zoos in Germany with many rare animals

Botanischer Garten Wuppertal, a municipal botanical garden

Arboretum Burgholz, an extensive arboretum

Von der Heydt Museum, one of the most important galleries in Germany, with works by 19th and 20th century artists. The first of Picasso’s works that ever appeared in public was displayed here.

One of the city’s greatest attractions is the suspended monorail (“Wuppertaler Schwebebahn”), which was established in 1901. The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper river.

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More about the History of Wuppertal

The city was formed in 1929 by merging Barmen, Elberfeld, Vohwinkel, Ronsdorf, Cronenberg, Langerfeld, and Beyenburg. The name was initially Barmen-Elberfeld, and after 1930 Wuppertal (“Wupper Valley”). The new city was administered within the Prussian Rhine Province.

Uniquely for Germany it is a linear city, owing to the steep hillsides along the river Wupper. The dominating city-centres Elberfeld (historic commercial centre) and Barmen (more industrial) form a united built-up area since 1850. In the following decades, this “Wupper-Town” became the dominating industrial agglomeration of the territories in northwestern Germany. Before the 19th century ended, this conurbation had been surpassed by Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide), Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf vacation rentals | Düsseldorf travel guide) and the Ruhr area, all with much more favourable topography.

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Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. Population 361,333 (2005). The prestigious Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is located in this city.

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