"The Simpsons monorail was better" Wuppertal by bhorton

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Es war einmal in Wuppertal

I lived here for 7 months, working for Vorwerk in the corporate development department (im Stammhaus, als Wirtschaftsentwicklung Mitarbeiter).

Wuppertal (pop. 370,000): half an hour from Duesseldorf, 45 minutes from Cologne.

The city is practically an eye sore, as its heyday was in the industrial era. Today, the city has a blue collar feel to it, however, it's old district in Elberfeld has its moments of culture.

The city is most famous for the suspended monorail (Scwebebahn) that runs through the city, over the Wupper river. Wuppertal got its name from the Wupper, and it means Wupper Valley.

The other notable attraction I can think of is the Pina Baush dance theater.

Nightclub hot spots include "Die Boerse," "Kultkontor," "Butan-Club."

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Schwebebahn is cool if you have kids
  • Cons:nightlife is weak, as is quality food
  • In a nutshell:Think Detroit
  • Last visit to Wuppertal: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2004
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  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 3:36 AM

    This whole area is pretty much an eye sore...thanks for telling the truth about it!


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