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Industrial culture tour

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  • start: Eisenbahnmuseum Dieringhausen
  • destination: LVR-Industriemuseum Engelskirchen
  • medium
  • 46,80 km
  • 3 hours 35 minutes
  • 663 m
  • 349 m
  • 126 m

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Eine Radtour zu den industriellen Anfängen des Bergischen Landes

Whistling, hammering and whirring: tales of hydropower in the Bergisches Land region.

This tour takes you to the places where industrial development began in the Bergisches Land region. The tour starts in the railway museum in Dieringhausen, where the atmosphere of the long-gone railway era can still be felt. You can admire old locomotive engines before the tour takes you several altitude metres up to the adjacent Wiehltal valley and the “Oberwiehler Wasserwegen” waterways. Here, you can find out how the region successfully navigated the structural changes during recent decades, and how hydropower is still used today. The LVR-Industriemuseum (industrial museum) in Engelskirchen provides an interesting insight into the industrial history of the Bergisches Land, and rounds off this tour.

Dieringhausen and Engelskirchen stations are reached from Cologne via the RB25 train. There are also car parks at each station.


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