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The green City Wuppertal will amaze you with its unexpected entertainment. The city is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated in the Ruhr area, along the river Wupper.

They say that at any point in the city you are, to some you are only ten minutes away from the most picturesque squares in Wuppertal.

The compact city has preserved much of its old buildings whose design creates a unique atmosphere.

Although this German city has not remained overlooked by devastating air attacks during World War II, damages are not as extensive as in other cities. Less than half the buildings are affected, but local managed to quickly revive them. For example, the old town Mount of Olives, considered a historical monument. is almost completely restored and is today one of the most visited places in the city.

4500 buildings in Wuppertal are considered national monuments. Among the most memorable is the building of the Concert Hall, whose scene is attractive to fans of art and culture. The hall has a remarkably well-built sound system, which immerses visitors in the world of musical harmony.

Another highly visited place is the Wuppertal Dance Theatre, built in 1973. Today, modern dancers of Wuppertal enjoy worldwide recognition and fame.

Sky Train in Wuppertal, Germany

Perhaps the most famous citizen is Wuppertal’s Friedrich Engels. Today, his native home (Engels house) is among the most visited places in the area. At the Von der Heydt Museum you can even browse unique galleries, whose exhibits are of 19th and 20th centuries. Here are some of the first works of the legendary Pablo Picasso.

In Wuppertal is an interesting park, setting out the exquisite sculptures.

Wuppertal cares for one of the oldest zoos in Germany. Large green spaces, lakes and ancient trees create a unique atmosphere of the green complex. Today, thanks to investments, the facility enables its visitors to feel close and true to the natural environment of animals.

Wuppertal Train System, Germany

Botanischer Garten Wuppertal is also among the most popular places in town. There are over 400 protected species of plants, located in a beautiful complex of buildings and greenhouses. The emblem of the botanical garden is orange Elise Tower, dating from 1838, admission is free.

Much of these sites you can see from the "bird's eye" view. Wuppertal has one unusual alternative transportation option. Town guests are able to board the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn monorail tram line, rising to 8 feet above the streets and 12 feet over the river. The experience is indescribable.

If you are tired of long walks, you can relax in one of the many bars and restaurants in Wuppertal with a glass of local beer. One of the biggest benefits of the beer, which the locals cook themselves, is its low price.

Shopping in Wuppertal is also cheaper, if of course you know how to bargain with traders. A good place for shopping in town is the Vohwinkeler Flohmarkt.

Today's Wuppertal was founded in the 30s of last century. This happens after the decision to merge the 7 cities. The name of the town was chosen by referendum, named after the valley Wupper.

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