Steffenshammer: Using the power of water. Forging hot iron. Today, as it was in the past. Experience the last Bergisch water cottage in action.
LVR-Museum Hendrichs drop froge: Hot iron is an everyday matter. Produced at the drop forge. Even today. At the original site. Working as they did back then. See it live.
German tool museum: Good tools. The key to success. This has been true since the stone age. Follow this exciting story – from the hand axe to high-tech devices.
Lennep textile museum: Delve into the world of the clothmaker and learn about the rise and fall of Bergisch weaving.
Ribbon weavers museum: Hat makers all over the world adorned their creations with fine ribbons from the little district of Ronsdorf. Search for traces and experience first hand how an entire village once lived on ribbons.
Ribbon weaving museum: How did the French Revolution cause a boom in shoelaces? Go to the ribbon weaving museum and find out the details.
Bandweberei Kafka weaving mill: For over 100 years, the looms have rattled and clattered to produce ribbons, labels and initials. High-quality goods, sought-after worldwide. True rarities await you.
Museum of early industrialisation: Go back to the period between 1750 and 1850: experience this phase in the industrial, technological and social history of the Bergisches Land first hand.
Wülfing Museum: Delve deep into the Wupper valley for a journey through time to the past world of Bergisch weaving. A town developed around a cloth factory, which is still reminiscent of the region’s golden age.
German blade museum: At this unique museum, sharp steel tells stories of love and war, of noble gifts and old customs.
Wipperkotten: Hardly changed for 400 years: you can still be amazed by precision work at the last double cottage facility.
Manuelskotten: Steam engines, diesel motors, generators and electric motors still work here today. But the centrepiece is the waterwheel.
Balkhauser Kotten: The past is alive at Balkhauser Kotten: thanks to the custodian family, who work, tell stories – and grind here.