1. Bergisch mal Drei
  2. Cities & Culture
  3. Wuppertal

    Discover the many sides of the largest Bergisch city

    The world famous suspension railway is the symbol of the Bergisch city. But Wuppertal has even more to offer - a lot more!

    Vision and progress

    Along with Remscheid and Solingen, the city that straddles the river Wupper is considered to be the cradle of industrialisation in continental Europe. Research, development and innovation still play an important role here today. The Wuppertal Junior Uni is unique in Germany. It offers voluntary educational courses for children and young people between the ages of four and twenty.  

    Art and culture

    The Pina Bausch dance theatre is a one-off too. The city has a lively cultural scene. Wuppertal is considered an insider tip for tango fans. Local cabaret and jazz music can be found in the Luisenviertel, a district with a colourful bar scene and old town flair. Ideal for a stroll or a night out and a place where you can enjoy yourself.

    The Historische Stadthalle is a great venue. The acoustics here make it unique for concerts and other events. The Von der Heydt Museum promises an enjoyable experience of art with works that enjoy a reputation around the world. The many strands of Bergisch creativity on the other hand can be experienced in the numerous galleries, workshops and regional museums. 

    Plenty of green – even a green zoo

    Wuppertal is a city with a lot of green space - full of parks and forests. There is also plenty of green space to enjoy at the Wuppertal Zoo. It is one of the most scenically beautiful wildlife parks in Germany, which is why it is also known as the Green Zoo. At the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park, nature and art merge to form a true work of art.

    Trips up mountains and down into valleys with fantastic views

    Wuppertal has the word “valley” (“Tal”) in its name. But a magnificent view can be had of the city and the Bergisch landscape from the heights of Wuppertal Nordhöhen. Scale these heights on the Nordbahntrasse on foot, by bike or velotaxi. There’s less of an incline in the Nordpark where you can enjoy a great view from the skywalk viewing platform on the eastern side of the park. If you have a good head for heights, the skywalk on the Gaskessel might be right up your street. At a height of 70 metres, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the roofs of Wuppertal.


    Population: 361.550 (2021)
    Average age:  43,6 years (2020)
    Area: 168,41 km2
    Lenght of the city boundary: 94,5 km
    Lenght of the Wupper in the urban area: 33,9 km
    Highest point: 350 m ASL
    Lowest point: 100 m ASL
    Coordinates: 51° 15′ N, 7° 9′ O
    Townships: 10
    Neighborhoods: 69