1. Bergisch mal Drei
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  4. Bergisch museums of industial culture
  5. Bergisch industrial history museums

    The Bergisches Land represents inventiveness, clever tinkering and modern vision. From early on, people here knew about the treasures nature had to offer and, of course, how to make use of them. The region is considered to be the cradle of industrialisation in continental Europe. People did  pioneering work, inspired by entrepreneurial spirit and visions of the future. Progress, prosperity and wealth were the result. A success story that continues to this day.

    In some places, production still takes place as it did back then. Experience the working world as it once was at hammer mills, cottages and forges along the streams and rivers. You’ll soon realise that a lot revolves around cutting implements, cutlery and scissors in Solingen. Tools and machines from  Remscheid still enjoy an excellent reputation across the world today. Wuppertal made a name for itself primarily as a location for chemicals and textiles.

    Exciting facts about the industrial history of the Bergisches Land are waiting to be discovered in our varied museums. And there is plenty of technology to touch and try out - for both adults and children alike.