Top Ten Wuppertal Attractions And Essential Experiences

While not as famous as some of its German sister cities, Wuppertal offers up plenty of fun and interesting attractions. My below top ten list is Wuppertal in a nutshell.

1. Riding The Schwebebahn

This Wuppertal attarction is the world’s oldest monorail and is suspended 8 m (26 ft) above the ground. With from its interesting history, the Schwebebahn is the perfect way to begin your sightseeing trip around the city.

2. Stepping On Jacob’s Ladder

There are close to five hundred sets of stairs, a total of 12,383 steps. Be sure to take your walking shoes while climbing one of the most famous — and longest — of these, the Jakobstreppe, or Jacob’s ladder.

3. Playing Golf On The Lake

Lake Mollenkotten is the perfect golfing destination for both professional golfers and newbies. At this Wuppertal attraction, you can warm up at the driving range or head straight for the green while taking in the beautiful natural scenery of the German countryside.

4. Shopping In The Luis Quarter

Head over to the St Lawrence Church and the Luis Quarter (Luisenviertel) for some unique and unusual buys. This historic Wuppertal shopping street has a quaint character where you will also find plenty of handmade crafts for that a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

5. Rocking out at the Student Rock Festival

This Wuppertal attraction is the largest live concert event in the city featuring primarily the local university bands. The Student Rock Festival (Schüler-Rockfestival) has become a yearly tradition since the first show in 1987 and takes place in the middle or end of January.

6. Seeing Greenery At The Arboretum Burgholz

This tree sanctuary is spread over 250 hectares of land in the State Forest of Burgholz. Today you can see over 130 types of tree from all over the world at the Arboretum Burgholz.

7. Watching A Show At The Pina Bausch Dance Theater

This Wuppertal attraction is named for the city’s famous daughter, the dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. The eponymous Pina Bausch Dance Theater theater is world-famous for its German Tanztheater movement, partly expressionist dance combined with more dramatic flair.

8. Eating Some Traditional Westphalian Dishes

Westphalian cuisine is well-known for its strong international flair. Be sure to try one traditional Westphalian dish, the Pfefferpotthast, a stew of pepper beef and onions at one of the many fine restaurants in Wuppertal.

9. Nightclubbing Until The Early Morning

The Wuppertal nightlife offers all different types of music to dance the night away. Whether you are part of the alternative crowd, a Goth, a retro fan or into the usual electronic trance music, you’ll find your match here.

10. Checking Out The Tony Cragg Sculpture Park

This outdoor Wuppertal park-cum-museum features the nineteen sculptures of the city’s resident sculptor, Tony Cragg in an outdoor setting.

 

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