Wuppertal is a German city that is located on the territory of North Rheine-Westphalia on the Wupper River that is a tributary to the Rhine River. The city was founded in 1929 in result of merger of 3 towns – Barman, Elberfeld and Brill.
Wuppertal is home to one of the most unusual sights in Germany – a monorail road. The construction of the road began in the end of the 19th century. Despite the fact that you can see such objects...
According to the data of 2000, the population of Wuppertal estimates 369 thousand of people.
Wuppertal is known as a large center of textile, chemical, machine building and pharmaceutical industry. This is also a large transportation crossing, an industrial and a trading center of Ruhr.
1. While communicating with the locals, it is worth keeping in mind some important nuances. When you talk to other person, you should say not only his/her name, but also the position of the person....
Architectural style of this city does not have traditional traits of gothic and baroque influences. Lutheranism has had strong positions here and so this fact is reflected in the city’s architecture as well. After many ancient cities Wuppertal looks minimalistic. Even churches here are not distinguished by their elegant design. However, this doesn’t mean there’s absolutely nothing to see in Wuppertal. Here are not many historical sights and places of interest as the majority of them have been destroyed during bombings on World War II. Many buildings were completely burnt during the war as well. During the war times a large concentration camp was organized here. This wasn’t a camp for condemned men, but a place for concentration of labor forces.
Among the sights of the city we can mention the oldest monorail pendant road in the country. The road is 13.5 kilometers long. Even it was built 110 years ago the road is functioning even now. You can also visit the city’s town hall that has been renovated after the war, Bismarck’s tower, the house of Engels, the local Botanical Garden, and see performances in Opera Theatre.