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Tour 6: Tri-city area east

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  • start: A1, Abfahrt Remscheid-Lennep
  • destination: A1, Abfahrt Remscheid-Lennep
  • easy
  • 44,36 km
  • 44 minutes
  • 491 m
  • 349 m
  • 161 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 40 / 100

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Wuppertal suspension railway: Exciting change of perspective 

With water power and ingenuity to international renown: The tri-city area of Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid is unique. The best example of this uniqueness is the suspension railway. Where else has anyone simply dangled the public transport system over their river? And over 120 years ago to boot!

You’ll see this masterpiece up close on your road trip before you head south in Barmen to the land of the weaving mills.

Clothmakers, reservoirs, X-rays: There’s plenty going on here

The Kafka ribbon weaving mill still maintains the old traditions today and the Wülfing Museum, which is on your way to the Wupper reservoir, shows how cloth was produced during the industrial age.

Relaxing and refreshing, your trip continues to Lennep where the historic town centre invites you to take a break. You can park your car or motorbike while you visit the textile museum. Or learn about one of the most important scientists of his time: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.

The tri-city area in the Bergisches Land is a unique symbiosis of handcraft, science and wonderful natural surroundings.


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