Sitting high on the hill above Solingen is the Schloss Burg, the historical ducal home of the counts of Berg. Started in the 12th century, the castle has seen many building projects in its day due to renovations, destructions and rebuilding, and a final reconstruction after it was left for ruin.Archbishop Engelbert II of Cologne, brother to Count...more
This museum housed inside the Schloss Burg is a wonderful museum full of historical artifacts about castle life, military armor, hunting, and the history of the castle and surrounding area. The displays are very well done and are quite extensive. The signs are only in German, but it is still rather easy to figure out what you are looking at so...more
Archbishop Engelbert II of Cologne was the first count to really build up the castle grounds. He did this back in the 1200s. For his efforts, he is memorialized in an equestrian statue on the castle grounds. His stately horse is facing the valley and the town of Solingen. The tail of the horse is a rather impressive part of this statue. Good to...more
A few kilometers from Solingen, is located the Schloss Burg (Castle Berg), home to the Counts of Burg, who initially used the site as a fortress beginning about 1000 A.D. during the time of the crusades. Today it is a part of the 600 year old, world renowned flatware center of Solingen, and was the actual capital of the Bergische Land during the...more
A 4 star hotel with all confort available. Its location on the Solingen-Graefrath old markt place is...more
Caspersbroicher Weg 3, Solingen 42697
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Goerdeler Str. 9, Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 42651, Germany
Good for: Solo
Restaurant belongs to the hotel Burger HofIt is a cosy place, family style and makes your really feel at home, they offer a wide variety of soups, meat, chicken, and other dishes as well, mostly from the nordic cuisine style.Service is excellent , fast, and food is extremely tasty. Wiener Schnitzel and the Kartoffeln Zuppe (Potato Soup)Try also...more
As and actual Mexican living in Germany, this restaurant is not authentic, but they try and the food is not that bad. The ambiance is ok, it gives an idea of what a typical mexican restaurant is like. None of the Waitresses speak spanish or english, so like in anyother restaurant in Germany you will have to order in German. The menu does have the...more
Schlossburg Castle sits atop a large hill overlooking the beautiful Village. The Sielbahn is used by the locals, as well as enjoyed by the tourists. The Seilbahn does arrive at a nice sized parking area in the Village. There were cute mountain goats running about the steep hill.
The cost of the ride was about 5 euro's
The history of the symbol which represents ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS AG dates back to 1731. It was then that Johann Peter Henckels, a knife-maker based in Solingen, registered the "Twin"- symbol - now recognized throughout the world - as his trademark with the Cutlers’ Guild of Solingen. It is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world. J.A. Henckels is by far the most desired set of cutlery!
Sorry, I don't like Brezel but I was told that the quality is very good. I tried the rusk / Zwieback in different kinds with nuts etc. and admit: the best rusk I haven eaten. I tried the Bergische Kaffetafel, too, with wafes, cherries, cream and hot chocolate (don't like coffee). Veeery delicious, too, for me. Be aware that this meal is not a snack...more
SOLINGEN, Germany, in Westphalia, near the Rhine river, stands on a hill bordering the Wupper River, 20 miles northeast of Cologne. It has Catholic and Protestant churches, a synagogue, schools of various grades, hospital, electricity and all the conveniences of a modern town. It is a center of steel and iron industry in Germany.The municipality...more
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The original sword now resides in the Deutsches Klingenmusem, in Solingen, Germany. It has a close sibling in the Royal Armouries in Leeds with the same pommel, cross and general blade shape. The blade has a form that places it somewhere between type XII and type XIV according to the Oakeshott typology. The pronounced point is good for slashing attacks as well as thrusts. The careful distribution of mass in the blade makes the sword very quick and precise in handling while allowing it to cut with authority. Profile and distal taper helps achieve sweet handling characteristics.
The master craftsman who made this sword sometime in the 13th century shaped the blade and hilt components with subtlety and a deep understanding of volumes and mass distribution. A sword of this type would be perfect for sword-and-buckler fighting. As opposed to the more massive swords-of-war of the time, this responsive weapon excels in performance when put to use with the advanced fencing styles of the period.
An exact hand-forged reconstruction by Peter Johnsson was on display in the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in an exhibition on the craft of swordmaking in historical and present times.
The subtle shape of the pommel is forged and subsequently hand-finished together with the cross to perfectly fit each sword. Each sword is individually assembled by the artisans of Albion. The grip has a wooden core fitted to the stout tang, covered with leather over cord, just as would have been the case with the original historical sword. The blades are hand ground, individually heat treated for maximum flexibility and edge retention, and finally hand finished to a smooth satin finish. The edges are carefully shaped to a beautiful combination of toughness and cutting performance.
Overall length: 38.4"
Blade length: 32.125"
Blade width (at base): 2.38"
COG: 5.25" from cross
COP: 20" from cross
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Solingen Type XIV.... $1,000
Hand made scabbard designed by Peter Johnsson, in a style popular in the late 13th C early 14th C. Solingen Type XIV Scabbard.... $500