Discover fascinating places in and around Wuppertal.
More than 360,000 residents and visitors to the city enjoy a wide range of cultural and recreational activities, along with great shopping options. Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau styles set striking architectural accents. With the newly designed area around the main railway station on the Döppersberg, Wuppertal is gaining a new, inviting gateway to the city. The west and the east are connected by the “Nordbahntrasse”, a former railway line that has been converted into a cycling path and which expresses a very unique Wuppertal lifestyle.
The city’s central location has made a significant contribution to its economic importance: Wuppertal has eleven motorway junctions (A1, A46), Intercity (IC) and Intercity Express (ICE) connections – and the airports of Düsseldorf and Cologne are just around half an hour’s drive away. A wide range of hotels makes the city an attractive alternative for visitors to the region.
Once you take in the grandiose view from the slopes down into the valley, you will be fascinated by how green Germany’s seventeenth-largest city is. In numerous parks and gardens, as well as forests and meadows, you can relax or do sports – sometimes even right here in the city centre! Even in the immediate vicinity of the city, there are surprisingly large parks such as the “Hardt” – complete with the Botanical Garden or the Barmer Anlagen. Here, you can recharge your batteries during a walk or while sunbathing. And Wuppertal’s “Green Zoo”, whose animal facilities are among the most modern in Germany, does not bear its name for nothing.
At the same time, you can enjoy the advantages of the big city in Wuppertal. Immerse yourself in the colourful life of this regional metropolis: shopping in Wuppertal offers a great variety, with shopping centres, galleries and boutiques for every taste. You will find the classic chain shops, as well as creative, owner-managed retail. The old town of Elberfeld is nestled in the city’s historic (and beautiful) “Luisenviertel”. Fashion, jewellery, speciality and book shops alternate here with a variety of culinary options. Around Luisenstraße, you can not only eat well, but also enjoy a great night on the town in stylish bars and quaint pubs.