The (un)known sides of the Bergisch tri-city area
Wuppertal has the suspension railway, Solingen the “Stangentaxi” trolley bus and Remscheid the Bergisch lions. But probably the most famous landmark of the Bergisches Land is the Müngsten Bridge. An imposing steel giant that towers over the Wupper valley.
At, on and over the river Wupper
The three Bergisch cities meet at Napoleonsbrücke (Napoleon Bridge) near Brückenpark Müngsten. An ideal place to begin your city tour. Take the transporter bridge across the Wupper and head up to Schloss Burg where you can take trip back to the Middle Ages. Down below, the Wupper valley has exciting stories to tell about how nature and industry are closely intertwined.
Ancient craftsmanship and historic towns
Original sites along the route will whisk you away to the world of weavers, grinders and blacksmiths. This is where industrialisation in Europe began.
Stroll through the mediaeval alleyways of the clothmakers’ town of Lennep and discover how picturesque the towns in the Bergisches Land were before industrialisation. Gräfrath is another picture postcard old town.
Made in Solingen (product) design
Discover new life within old walls at Südpark Solingen. The former freight sheds next to the old main train station are now home to art and creativity.
All things wild at Wuppertal Zoo
The Green Zoo Wuppertal is home to around 3,500 animals from regions around the world. Go on safari in comfort with the Zoomobil. Simply book ahead and climb aboard. An evening tour when the zoo is closed is a special experience.