If you ask someone who is not a Wuppertal resident what makes Wuppertal special, the answer is usually: the suspension railway. Although this is not an incorrect statement, after all the suspension railway is the city’s calling card and is world famous, the Bergisch metropolis has much more to offer than just floating buses.
Wuppertal is a very green city. In 2013, it was voted the greenest city in Germany, as more than 60% of the city’s area is parks, forests and other green spaces or is used for agricultural purposes. Some of the green areas are even located in the middle of the city, such as Hardt or Barmer Anlagen. The parks and forests are worth a stroll at any time of the year, but in the warm season especially for sunbathing or a picnic after work or at the weekend.
For a balance at work you have many opportunities to do sports in Wuppertal. Whether it’s cycling, rollerblading or climbing, there’s something for everyone. Those who like a challenge will find enough trails with steep inclines, not without reason this region is called Bergisches Land. The trails, on the other hand, are ideal for those who prefer to ride without an incline. During a bike ride along the Nordbahntrasse, which runs through Wuppertal from west to east, you can enjoy a cool drink in the creative atmosphere in Utopiastadt. When you’ve exhausted your strength, you can stop at the Bouldercafé Bahnhof Blo, which is also located along the route. Those who prefer watching sport rather than doing it themselves can go to a Bergischer HC handball match or a Wuppertaler SV football match from the regional league.
The Luisenviertel in Wuppertal is the trendy nightlife district of the city for all young and open-minded people. Among the beautiful Art Nouveau villas, there are numerous restaurants, cafés and student bars where you can spend a few hours. For example “Beatz und Kekse” or “Viertelbar”, which are known for their concerts and monthly acoustic slams. Furthermore, the culinary offer is constantly expanding with new restaurants! Whether in the middle of the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend – there is always something going on in the Luisenviertel!
Wuppertal is the city with the largest number of public staircases in Germany: a total of 469 with 12,383 steps! 23 such staircases have been named, and the most famous one, Tippen-Tappen-Tönchen, is so famous that it even has its own song dedicated to it. However, we soon learn that staircases do not have to be just a nuisance, but can also liven up the cityscape in an artistic way. Numerous stairs and steep streets have earned the city the name of German San Francisco.
The Green Zoo in Wuppertal is one of the most picturesque zoos in Germany. About 3,500 animals of about 360 species live on 24 hectares. Even in bad weather you can observe monkeys, sloths, big cats, elephants, birds, fish and reptiles up close in the animal houses. Tip: cycle or rollerblade along Sambatrasse directly through Wuppertal Zoo, from there you can take a look at the Siberian tiger and lion enclosure.
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