Lively industrial culture - the creative vein of the Bergisch tri-city area
The abundance of water brought prosperity to the region. Centres of trade and production emerged along the river Wupper and in the Wupper valley. The Bergisches Land is considered to be the cradle of industrialisation in continental Europe. In Remscheid, Solingen and Wuppertal, you will come across stone witnesses to industrial history in many places. Stroll around the textile town of Wülfing and the clothmakers’ town of Lennep and feel the spirit of days gone by. Cottages, hammers and forges contain history you can touch. Jousting matches at Schloss Burg take you back to the Middle Ages.
Places of interest in the Bergisches Land: A stone’s throw from the tri-city area
“Altes Eisen” (old iron) is not only fit for the museum: The suspension railway zooms through the city of Wuppertal every three minutes. And the imposing Müngsten Bridge provides the rail connection between Remscheid and Solingen.
The Pina Bausch dance theatre, the Von der Heydt Museum, Teo Otto Theaterand Konzerthaus Solingen – the art and cultural offering is broad and diverse. Some things will surprise you: Did you know that Wuppertal is considered an insider tip for tango fans?
A cabaret scene has developed in Lennep. The old fire station is now home to “Talflimmern”, an open-air summer cinema. The Bergisch Symphony Orchestra perform outdoor concerts in parts of the city. And last but not least: There is a very special souvenir to be had – zero-euro bank notes with regional themes.