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WuppertalGermany

Ride one of the world’s oldest monorails, admire elegant buildings and wander around town to find an excellent range of galleries, museums and theaters. 

Wuppertal is a city of roughly 350,000 people in northwestern Germany, not far from Düsseldorf and Cologne. It spreads out along the Wupper River and is surrounded by hills and countryside. Between the 18th and early 20th centuries it became one of Germany’s most important industrial centers, developing distinct working-class and bourgeois neighborhoods. Today the city is home to outstanding cultural attractions, great museums and plenty of parks.

Walk the city streets and admire buildings of various size and scale. Check out the Brill neighborhoods for a collection of 19th-century villas or wander through Ölberg to see historic working-class houses. Catch the iconic Schwebebahn suspended monorail to crisscross the city and pick out grand old churches and administrative buildings. The monorail began frequent services in 1901 and remains one of the city’s distinguishing features.

Visit the Von der Heydt Museum to see an excellent selection of paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Be sure to drop by the Engels-Haus, a museum where you can learn about the life and work of social philosopher Friedrich Engels. Nearby you’ll find the Museum of Early Industrialization, focusing on the social and political context of the era and containing old tools and machines.

Take a break and relax in the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park, dotted with works by British artist Tony Cragg. Kids and animal lovers will want to head to the Wuppertal Zoo. The 59-acre (24-hectare) complex is home to gorillas, tigers, elephants and many other exotic species.

For a great night out, book tickets to a show in the magnificent Stadthalle Concert Hall. It was the town hall at the end of the 19th century but has recently been converted into one of the most elegant venues in the city. Dance fans should attend a production by the renowned Pina Bausch Company in the Opera House or Theater Foyer.

Wuppertal is a dynamic little city with fascinating architecture and a well-developed cultural scene. Stroll the streets or ride the monorail, take in the sights and soak up the history.

Top Hotels in Wuppertal

Fleming's Express Hotel Wuppertal
Fleming's Express Hotel Wuppertal
4 out of 5
Doeppersberg 50, Wuppertal, NW
The price is CA $107 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Located in Elberfeld-Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Von der Heydt-Museum and Historic City Hall. St. Laurentius Church and Botanischer Garten ...

3.9/5Very Good! (346 reviews)
Great value for money

"Spacious modern room. Nice breakfast. Good service."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2020

Fleming's Express Hotel Wuppertal
Haus Honigstal
Haus Honigstal
3 out of 5
Im Honigstal 7, Wuppertal
The price is CA $193 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Situated in Wuppertal, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bergisches Land Nature Park and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. University of Wuppertal ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
This was my 4th stay at the same property

"Peaceful, quiet and GOOD for business in NRW. I extended my stay 3 or 4 times as business kept extending and simply there was no better combination of price and quality. The place is luxury and spacious with capsule coffee machine and chocolates. This is not your typical spartan bare-bones german ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

Haus Honigstal
Cityapartments Elberfeld
Cityapartments Elberfeld
3 out of 5
Höchsten 14, Wuppertal
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Situated in Wuppertal, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Von der Heydt-Museum and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. St. Laurentius Church and Historic ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Perfect apartment for a family of five. Well organized and spotless clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2020

Cityapartments Elberfeld
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Wuppertal

Haus Honigstal
Haus Honigstal
3 out of 5
Im Honigstal 7, Wuppertal
The price is CA $193 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Situated in Wuppertal, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bergisches Land Nature Park and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. University of Wuppertal ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
This was my 4th stay at the same property

"Peaceful, quiet and GOOD for business in NRW. I extended my stay 3 or 4 times as business kept extending and simply there was no better combination of price and quality. The place is luxury and spacious with capsule coffee machine and chocolates. This is not your typical spartan bare-bones german ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

Haus Honigstal
Cityapartments Elberfeld
Cityapartments Elberfeld
3 out of 5
Höchsten 14, Wuppertal

Situated in Wuppertal, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Von der Heydt-Museum and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. St. Laurentius Church and Historic ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Perfect apartment for a family of five. Well organized and spotless clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2020

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- SP Hotels - Traumhaftes Luisenviertel
- SP Hotels - Traumhaftes Luisenviertel
3 out of 5
Grünewalder Berg 43, Wuppertal, Nrw
The price is CA $35 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located in the heart of Wuppertal, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from St. Laurentius Church and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wuppertal Zoo. Von der Heydt-Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
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"J'ai trouvé très difficile de contacter directement l'agence....pas de réponse à mes mails."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2020

- SP Hotels - Traumhaftes Luisenviertel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Oct 7, 2019

Was very interesting city, specially the train one the river.

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