"Made in Solingen" Solingen by sjazeerah

Solingen Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 30 photos

Where are your knives and scissors from?

Japan, Hongkong or have you still got some 'Made in Solingen'?

Solingen has been famous for handicraft but of course it has more to offer:

like the old medivial castle from the 11th century on top of a hill

to reach by bus, car or most fun but a little scary by ROPE RAILWAY

The tree on the left is a Linde and about 250 years old

That is no joking matter: castle prison

On the ground of the left castle tower was the JAIL:

How to get there once you were sentenced to jail?

LOWER PRISONERS were thrown downstairs (I assessed about 4 - 5m) resulting in all kinds of fractures.

FIRST CLASS prisoners like the bishop of Cologne were taken downstairs in a wooden cage.

Accomodation and Catering was equal for all:
hay to sit and sleep on,
bread and water to eat and drink. I wonder whether they used the water for washing, too.

slated houses

Black slate is a common kind of stone in the area of Solingen called Bergisches Land.
That's why the people made plates of slate to slate their houses afterwards.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:excellent quality of their handicrafts
  • In a nutshell:worth visiting
  • Last visit to Solingen: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2004
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