Unique form of transportation
nightlife is weak, as is quality food
About 40% of buildings in the city were destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. However, a lot of historic sites have been preserved among them:Concert hall (Stadthalle),Sankt Laurentius church,Ölberg, literally “Oil Mountain”, Germany’s largest original working class district, is protected as a historic monument.You can watch my 2 min 55...more
The Wuppertal Suspension Railway is a suspension railway in Wuppertal and one of the most famous in Germany. Its full name is "Electric Elevated Railway Installation (Suspension Railway), Eugen Langen System". It is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world and is a unique system.Designed by Eugen Langen to sell to the...more
The building was built in 1900 in the eclectic style of pseudogothic. The Town Hall building with penthouse has four floors on the south facade of the New Market area. On the north side adjusted later as a part of the skewed letter "U" with a closed courtyard. The main structural element of the building – the 79-meter tower at the south facade...more
Sitting in the unique traffic vehicle known around the world it is just like sitting in a boat.When driving through curves the cars keep on swinging for a while when going back onto straight forward.However, since the "Schwebebahn" is following the course of the river, swinging is quite a steady movement. Not really for everybody, if seasickness is...more
very very big room with 3 beds (one single one double), satellite tv, brand new big clean bathroom,...more
Stayed there while I was exploring Wuppertal. Decent hotel. The staff is very friendly and...more
109Euro single, bed and breakfast. Very comfortable room and great breakfast. At the moment [ April...more
I'm sure the translation is "The old cowshed"? maybe I need to be corrected. Anyway it's an pretty upmarket shed for cows!No, really it is a lovely restaurant, very comfortable and friendly with reasonable prices and the food was great, a very good saurbraten for me and Mrs B opting for a rösti.Enjoyed our visit here very much.more
Our breakfasts were good and full enough in the hotel restaurant. Though we had to leave the hotel very early to be in time in Düsseldorf the hotel staff had always prepared the buffet beforehand. Almost every morning we were alone and could enjoy coffee and eggs in a company with a charming doll on a broomstick.You can see it on hidden pictures.more
Excellent lunch for us at this brewpub. Was once a swimmingpool and now converted into a large and busy restaurant. Extensive menu to choose food from, look out for good value daily specials, the main attraction here, for me anyway, the beer - several very good beers sampled in our short visit. Highly recommended.more
A great choise in differents tastes of icecream and a whole lot of choice how you want it served.They even got a lasagne-icecream. :-)BAD POINTS : the interior is a bit...but it has a nice terrace in summer as well. I had the WALD BECHER - icecream with raspberry and strawberries...And Frederik had a 'grosse portion' witch was really big with the...more
I found this restaurant in the hotel guide...it was a bit out of the center near the zoo. So I decited to write it down and we went here after our visit to the zoo.It is a really German looking house , build around 1900...They serve typical german food in typical German portions as well.Es bediente sie herr von Kamen. We where serde by mister...more
SAUSALITOS; UNI-KNEIPE; BURSEN FORUMthe uni-kneipe where i work...it is very funny there; sometimes you have events like a concert from the band 'Les Onze y Trônent'...you can drink beer till you cannot stand on your feet anymore...and so an and so on... dünkel weizen (on the table) and seelachsfilet with a peace of bread (olivier....do you...more
As we stayed in Wuppertal when our main attraction was the Rhine Stadium in Düsseldorf, we had to drive there in the morning and drive back Wuppertal in the evening four times. The shortest way was along the motorway B7 that we liked very much because of wonderful landscapes along the road.Another way – along the autobahn A46, but we preferred...more
After some major repairs, the Schwebebahn starts its regular service again on Monday 19th, 2010. Service was interrupted for several month and will be interrupted again during the summer holidays in July/August again for replacement of some pillars.Thus, when you intend to ride this unique means of transport during your stay in the western part of...more
A unique, to me anyway, method of transport. A monorail that follows the course of the river for most of it's length. Around a 30 minute journey from end to end. This is a well used local means of transport , not aimed at attracting tourists, though I'm sure many do come to see it - just like me.more
Conveniently located in walking distance to main train station and Schwebebahn station "Hauptbahnhof" this mall is a clean shopping center and a place to enjoy
What to buy: Fashion, shoes, flowers, jewelry - all you can think about.
Nice bistros, restaurants and cafés are located inside the mall.
Decorated with natural flowers and illuminated water fountains sparkling on every floor shopping becomes a pleasure.
What to pay: Regular
There was an amusing episode when we have been walking along the centre of the city in Saturday evening. Streets were almost empty, it was getting dark and a few people could be hardly found around us when we turned home.Suddenly a young woman came to us and started speak German trying to ask something.We don't understand and speak German and as...more
When walking along Zentrum of the city we found a very touching sculpture devoted to a Wuppertal-man who lived there long ago and used to sit at the square for a long time so that everybody knew him and he became a landmark of the city. In memory of this local person (with no name) the simple bronze figure was erected on the place where he used to...more
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It was one of the most unsuccessful accommodations we had since 1999 when began our trips to Germany with our dogs. But it wasn’t fault of the hotel or the city. I asked our travel agency to find a hotel not far from Düsseldorf (where SV BSZS 2001 was held) in its surroundings. We didn’t want to live in Düsseldorf itself. Best of all - in a little...more
In 1999 there was the worst accident of the suspension railway. A piece of metal was left behind by workers working on the track. It made a train derail and crash into the river. 5 passengers lost their lives, 47 of them were injured. But still this train sounds like one of the safest ways of transportation in the world!more
Luggage and bags:
you have to bring here:
a red pullover, a red cap from santa claus,
a bottle of whisky (for irish coffee in the morning),
a white cup with coloured points for your soup,
much cigarettes (and a joint),
sangria or beer,some bread if you do not want to eat soup in the morning, a littel paper on which is written 'LIVE IS NOW',
chewing gum, if you don't want to taste like your coffee when you are kissing someone...
and the CD from Shaggy : OH CAROLINA
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: the red pullover and the cap
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: i don't know
Photo Equipment: yes, i wish, i would have taken some pictures...they would have become very very funny
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: the red pullover is enough
Miscellaneous: a little joint...
Mettmann is a Rhenish town in North Rhine-Westphalia. It lies east of Düsseldorf and west of Wuppertal.
That’s why we crossed it 6 times on our way to Düsseldorf and back home to Wuppertal.
Every time when we were driving through the town we admired its architecture and cute streets and houses.
In the nearby Neanderthal in 1856 quarry workers discovered the fossilised remains of what became known as the Neanderthal man or Homo neanderthalensis in Feldhof cave.
Unfortunately we hadn’t time to visit the Neanderthal Museum located nearby.
You can watch my 1 min 47 sec Video Dusseldorf-Wuppertal out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
As I’ve already told many times we haven’t seen many German cities and towns if our Asslan v Haus Schiran who was the best Russian German Shepherd in 1999-2003 and that reason forced us with Irina to take part in the main German Shepherds dog-shows – Shaeferhund Verein Bundessiegerzuchtschau (SV BSZS). In 2001 it was held in Düsseldorf and we spent...more
There are two things that made Wuppertal very remarkable for me after my visit.The first: Now I can say that I was in the place where Aspirin was invented in 1897 by Bayer.The second: I can say that I was in the place where Friedrich Engels, philosopher, historian, coauthor of the Communist Manifesto (with Karl Marx) was born and lived for a long...more
Wuppertal is located in and around the Wupper river valley, and is situated east of the city of Düsseldorf. That was the reason why we visited this city in 2001 when the German Shepherds World Championship was held in Dusseldorf.Wuppertal in its present borders was formed in 1929 by merging the early industrial cities of Barmen and Elberfeld with...more