Visit the beautiful city of Wuppertal

Wuppertal Suspension Railway Chris 73/ookaboo

Wuppertal Suspension Railway ©Chris 73/ookaboo

Situated in the western part of the country, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the beautiful city of Wuppertal is a spectacular tourist destination. The city is well-known for its magnificent parks, woods, its steep slopes and the unique suspension railway. Besides, there are several other types of visitor attractions here, including the Wuppertal Zoo, the Von der Heydt Museum, the Wuppertal Botanical Garden, the Burgholz Arboretum, the Wuppertal Dance Theatre, the Sankt Laurentius Church and so on.

As you can see, the city is abundant is magnificent tourist attractions. Below I will present you the best ones. So, if you would like to visit the beautiful city of Wuppertal on your next holiday, I suggest you to read the following guide.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Traveling by the fantastic Wuppertal Suspension Train is with no doubt a memorable experience. It presents a unique system, being the oldest of its kind in the world. The railway runs on a distance of about 13 km above the river Wupper, at a height of 12 m. There is one line which has 20 stations and it is extremely popular among both local people and visitors of the city.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway Chris 73/ookaboo

Wuppertal Suspension Railway ©Chris 73/ookaboo

Wuppertal Zoo

The large zoo is a popular visitor attraction of the city. It is characterized by a nice landscape, being home to almost 5.000 of animals of numerous species. From elephants to monkeys, from bears to big cats like lions and tigers, from penguins to polar bears, Wuppertal Zoo is home to about 500 of different species of animals. It is located in the city’s western part. This popular zoo can be visited all year around: from 08:30 to 18:00 during summer months and from 08:30 to 17:00 during winter. (March 2013)

View over Wuppertal de:Benutzer:JensD/ookaboo

View over Wuppertal ©de:Benutzer:JensD/ookaboo

Von der Heydt Museum

The museum is actually an art gallery which includes paintings by 19th and 20th century artists. The first of Pablo Picasso’s paintings which appeared in public was exhibited here. The Von der Heydt Museum was named after the important family of patrons. If you love art, make sure to visit this fantastic museum! It is a popular visitor attraction of Wuppertal.

Wuppertal Botanical Garden

Do you love plants and flowers? If you do, visit Wuppertal’s astonishing botanical garden. Founded in 1890, the municipal botanical garden was relocated in 1910 to its actual site. It is home to about 400 species of protected plants. There is also a huge green house on the grounds of the garden which includes tropical plants.

Typical street in Wuppertal Atamari/ookaboo

Typical street in Wuppertal ©Atamari/ookaboo

Burgholz Arboretum

Another fantastic natural attraction of the city is the beautiful Burgholz Arboretum. A great thing about the arboretum is that it is open every day and there is no entry fee. It is home to about 130 coniferous and deciduous trees.

 

 

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