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Last grinding cottage still in operation in Wuppertal | Manuelskotten Steam engines, diesel engines, generators and electric motors are still in operation at Manuelskotten today. However, the centrepiece of this industrial history monument is the huge water wheel. Discover the last grinding cottage in Wuppertal that is operated using this kind of water wheel.

An important industrial museum, but not just that

Manuelskotten is one of several sites belonging to the Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal and offers deep insights into the history of grinding. A museum that has so much more to offer than just exhibitions. Here in the narrow Kaltenbach valley, cutter knives for the meat processing industry are still ground today. The traditional art of grinding has been alive since 1755. 

The exhibition on the upper floor provides information on the work processes and products. With more than 500 exhibits, there's plenty to discover, learn and immerse yourself in. A unique experience in the region. Various types of steam engines, diesel engines, generators and electric motors are all collected under one roof. Then there is the huge water wheel with a diameter of over five and a half metres. In its heyday, up to 28 men worked at the dry and wet grinding stations on the lower floor and at the polishing and buffing wheels on the upper floor. 

How to get to Manuelskotten

Manuelskotten can be reached by car via a narrow road. But the journey on the lovingly restored museum tram is far more exciting. The tram stop is only a few metres away.

Good to know: The museum is happy to offer special or group guided tours. These must be booked in advance. For more information, visit www.manuelskotten.de

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Kaltenbacher Kotten 1
42349 Wuppertal - Cronenberg

Phone: +49 202 / 514 17 60
Website: www.manuelskotten.de

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