"Made in Solingen" Solingen by sjazeerah
Solingen Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 30 photos
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
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.
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:excellent quality of their handicrafts
- In a nutshell:worth visiting
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