City Portrait of Wuppertal

Wuppertal, a Bergisch metropolis where you can do more than float​​​​​​​

City, land, river – discover the versatility of Wuppertal. The world famous suspension railway is the symbol of the Bergisch city.

The city on the Wupper is considered to be the cradle of industrialisation in Germany. Research, development and innovation also play an important role today. Therefore, children from the age of four can study in Wuppertal. The Junior-Uni is unique throughout Germany.

The Pina Bausch Dance Theatre is also unique. The city has a lively cultural scene. Wuppertal is considered an insider’s tip among tango fans. Local cabaret and jazz can be found in Luisenviertel – a city district with a colourful pub scene and old town flair. Ideal for shopping, going out and having fun.

The historic Stadthalle (City Hall) is a fantastic venue for concerts and events. The Von der Heydt Museum promises an enjoyable experience of art. In many galleries, workshops and museums, you can experience the versatility of Bergisch creativity.

Wuppertal is a very green city with parks and forests. Wuppertal Zoo is one of the most beautiful wildlife park landscapes in Germany. At Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, you will find a wonderful melding of nature and art.

In the quirky city, mountain and valley trips are part of everyday life. The Wuppertal heights offer a magnificent view of the city and the Bergisch landscape. From the Nordbahntrasse on foot, by bicycle or by velo-taxi. Or take a skywalk at the Gaskessel (gas boiler) at a height of almost 70 metres above the rooftops of Wuppertal.


Population: 361.157 (30.06.2019)
Average age: 43,6 Jahre (2017)
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