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WuppertalGermany

Ride one of the world’s oldest monorails, admire elegant buildings and wander around town to find an excellent range of galleries, museums and theaters. 

Wuppertal is a city of roughly 350,000 people in northwestern Germany, not far from Düsseldorf and Cologne. It spreads out along the Wupper River and is surrounded by hills and countryside. Between the 18th and early 20th centuries it became one of Germany’s most important industrial centers, developing distinct working-class and bourgeois neighborhoods. Today the city is home to outstanding cultural attractions, great museums and plenty of parks.

Walk the city streets and admire buildings of various size and scale. Check out the Brill neighborhoods for a collection of 19th-century villas or wander through Ölberg to see historic working-class houses. Catch the iconic Schwebebahn suspended monorail to crisscross the city and pick out grand old churches and administrative buildings. The monorail began frequent services in 1901 and remains one of the city’s distinguishing features.

Visit the Von der Heydt Museum to see an excellent selection of paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Be sure to drop by the Engels-Haus, a museum where you can learn about the life and work of social philosopher Friedrich Engels. Nearby you’ll find the Museum of Early Industrialization, focusing on the social and political context of the era and containing old tools and machines.

Take a break and relax in the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park, dotted with works by British artist Tony Cragg. Kids and animal lovers will want to head to the Wuppertal Zoo. The 59-acre (24-hectare) complex is home to gorillas, tigers, elephants and many other exotic species.

For a great night out, book tickets to a show in the magnificent Stadthalle Concert Hall. It was the town hall at the end of the 19th century but has recently been converted into one of the most elegant venues in the city. Dance fans should attend a production by the renowned Pina Bausch Company in the Opera House or Theater Foyer.

Wuppertal is a dynamic little city with fascinating architecture and a well-developed cultural scene. Stroll the streets or ride the monorail, take in the sights and soak up the history.

Where to stay in Wuppertal

Barmen, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Barmen

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

The bars and museums are just a few things visitors like about Barmen. Friedrich Engels House and Wuppertal Dance Theater are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Loher Bruecke Station or Adlerbruecke Station to get around the larger area.

Barmen
Wuppertal showing a city

Elberfeld-Mitte

If you're spending time in Elberfeld-Mitte, check out sights like Historic City Hall or Von der Heydt-Museum and hop on the metro to see more the city at Hauptbahnhof Station or Ohligsmuehle Station.

Elberfeld-Mitte
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Gemarkung Vohwinkel

When in Gemarkung Vohwinkel and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Wuppertal Zoo or Historic City Hall and hop on the metro to see more the city at Bruch Station or Vohwinkel Station.

Gemarkung Vohwinkel
Beyenburg-Mitte, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Beyenburg-Mitte

While there might not be top attractions in Beyenburg-Mitte, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Wuppertal Dance Theater and Friedrich Engels House.

Beyenburg-Mitte
Herbringhausen, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Herbringhausen

Herbringhausen might not have many top sights, but Wuppertal Dance Theater and Friedrich Engels House are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Herbringhausen
Gemarkung Schöller, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Gemarkung Schöller

While Gemarkung Schöller might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Wuppertal Zoo and Neanderthal Museum.

Gemarkung Schöller

Top Hotels in Wuppertal

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express Wuppertal - Hauptbahnhof
Holiday Inn Express Wuppertal - Hauptbahnhof
3 out of 5
Wall 39, Wuppertal, NW
The price is $65 per night

Located in Elberfeld-Mitte, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bergisches Land Nature Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. Von der Heydt-Museum and Historic ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (254 reviews)

"In a good position in the city centre and near the train station."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wuppertal - Hauptbahnhof
TRYP by Wyndham Wuppertal
TRYP by Wyndham Wuppertal
3 out of 5
Otto-Hausmann-Ring 203, Wuppertal
The price is $61 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wuppertal Zoo, St. Laurentius Church, and Historic City Hall. Von der Heydt-Museum and ...

3.8/5Good! (431 reviews)

"Good stay, very good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

TRYP by Wyndham Wuppertal
Best Western Waldhotel Eskeshof
Best Western Waldhotel Eskeshof
4 out of 5
Krummacherstr. 251, Wuppertal, NW
The price is $89 per night

Situated in Wuppertal, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bergisches Land Nature Park and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. St. Laurentius Church and Historic ...

3.8/5Good! (73 reviews)

"Facilities in the room are quite simple. But in general the room is comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Best Western Waldhotel Eskeshof

Popular places to visit in Wuppertal

Cologne Cathedral
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Cologne Cathedral

4.5/5(394 reviews)

Marvel at the Gothic architecture and the shrine of the three wise men at one of the largest churches in the world.

Messe Duesseldorf
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Messe Duesseldorf

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Messe Duesseldorf during your trip—a top convention center in Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Signal Iduna Park
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Signal Iduna Park

5/5(9 reviews)

Catch an event at Signal Iduna Park during your trip to Dortmund. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Top things to do in Wuppertal

Rhine Panorama Cruise & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass
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Rhine Panorama Cruise & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

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80% of travellers recommend
KölnCard - City Pass
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KölnCard - City Pass

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Cologne Dinner Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Drinks
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Cologne Dinner Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Drinks

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Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour
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Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

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Düsseldorf Old town - guided tour
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Düsseldorf Old town - guided tour

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Per adult
Private Cologne Airport - Cologne City Round-Trip Transfer
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Private Cologne Airport - Cologne City Round-Trip Transfer

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