Even though we prefer to spend our time in the beautiful nature of Felderbachtal, it is worth exploring Wuppertal and the surrounding area once in a while. Industrial history meets impressive architecture, culture meets gastronomy and urban flair meets green nature. We are always at your disposal for tips and recommendations.
Exploring Wuppertal and the surrounding area on two wheels – the Nordbahntrasse is an excellent way to do this. The disused railroad line, which has been converted into a cycling and hiking trail, runs at ground level from east to west through the valley and is connected to other routes, so that – if you have enough calf power – you can also discover the Ruhr region. You can find out where to rent bikes and e-bikes on request.
The larger venue of the Wuppertaler Bühnen with around 700 seats is the opera house in Wuppertal-Barmen. Built in 1905, the building has been stylishly refurbished entirely in the style of the 1950s and has been delighting old and young culture fans in the region since 2009. A truly venerable building.
The city’s landmark is and remains the Wuppertal suspension railroad. For many years, “Floating through Wuppertal once in a lifetime” was a slogan to boost tourism in the valley, and we too recommend at least one ride on what is still the safest mode of transport in the world. And maybe you will discover an elephant somewhere between the stations „Alter Markt“ and „Adlerbrücke“ …
An absolute highlight, however, is a ride in the historic Emperor’s Car of the suspension railroad. After booking, you can enjoy a very special journey through time with an original Bergisch coffee table. At the moment a booking is unfortunately not possible, but we will of course inform you as soon as this will be possible again.
The Visiodrom in the old gas boiler in Wuppertal-Heckinghausen is one of the city’s newer attractions. Not only can you enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from the roof – the inside makes all the difference. Light, emotion and technology combined on a 360° screen to create an extremely exciting space for art exhibitions, film or installations. This is a must-see.
The Von der Heydt Museum is one of the oldest museums in the city, whose collection includes paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs from the 17th century to the present. The focus is on works of 19th century French painting and modern art. In addition, changing exhibitions of important artists are shown.
Wuppertal’s Green Zoo is considered one of the most scenic zoos in the country and offers enough attractions to spend an entire day there. Between elephants, the wild animal enclosure and the king penguins – the zoo’s heraldic animals -– you can book guided tours, attend events and even experience concerts.