10 Best Things To Do In Wuppertal, Germany

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Are you planning a trip to Wuppertal, Germany? You have come to the right place! Below is a list of the best ways to spend your time during your visit. The nearest major airport is Dusseldorf International Airport. Another airport is Dortmund Airport, which has international and domestic flights from Dortmund, Germany. The best climate to visit here is in the month of June, July and August, as in these months the weather is nice with a good average temperature. Continue reading to find out the best things to do in Wuppertal, Germany!

1. Zoo Wuppertal

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Anyone visiting with their kids and family should visit this zoo. Here people can enjoy watching zoo animals and see the aquarium. There is also a park for relaxing. Many other activities can also be performed in this place. The zoo is very big and many animals are kept here including lions, tigers, and elephants. This zoo is clean and well maintained and there are restaurants here which serve delicious food. There are also lots of hilly walking areas, but those who are not able to walk much can hire carts or buggies. The entrance fees are reasonable making it an affordable attraction to visit with the whole family. They will love to see the 500 species of animals in this zoo.

Zoo Wuppertal

Address: Hubertusallee 30, 42117 Wuppertal, Germany

Website: Zoo Wuppertal

2. Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Kaiserwagon

Wuppertal kaiserwagen
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Schwebebahn is the western terminal of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. It holds the station, a loop for the train to turn around, the warehouse with a second loop, and the three-storied main works for repairs. While in Wuppertal it is recommended to visit this wagon because this is the best means of transportation. This wagon helps visitors to see the whole city. Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Kaiserwagon is actually 100 years old, but it is so well maintained that it has not lost its popularity.

Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Kaiserwagon

Address: Vohwinkeler Str. 22, 42327 Wuppertal, Germany

3. Historische Stadthalle

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Stadhalle is in Wuppertal which is approximately 100 years old. This place is famous for its looks and sounds. The inner hall was designed with special consideration for acoustics, so this place is still very popular for concerts. Historische Stadthalle entertains proms, dancing tournaments (like the world cup in dancing), events, and fairs. During the time of events tourists are not allowed to see whole Stadthalle, so I recommend visiting this place when there is no such event.

Historische Stadthalle

Address: Johannisberg 40, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany

4. Bergische Museumsbahn

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This is a heritage tram museum situated in the German City of Wuppertal. It operates its own tram line south of Wuppertal on original rails with original cars. Visitors who are interested in traveling via railways should visit this place. This place offers a great collection of trains that were used in the past, so we can observe old trains in this museum and ride a few among them.

Bergische Museumsbahn

Address: Kohlfurther Brücke 57, 42349 Wuppertal, Germany

Website: Bergische Museumsbahn (in German)

5. St. Laurentius Wuppertal

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Wuppertal is famous for having different kinds of churches. St. Laurentius Wuppertal is one of the most famous churches in Wuppertal. This church is actually a historical place situated near the town centre, and a great place to get some lovely photos.

St. Laurentius Wuppertal

Address: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 22, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany

6. City-Arkeden

City Arkaden Klagenfurt
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This place is made with glass, so we can see the escalators mingling within the complex. The mall observes a variety of events and exhibitions. There is food court, restaurants and coffee bars in the mall too.


Address: Heupl. 5, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

7. Jubilaumsbrunnen

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Jubilaumsbrunnen is popular for its beautiful fountain and architecture. There are many sculptures depicting animals, fish, and naked people. These are made so very beautiful that visitors love to take pictures of these sculptures. On the top there is a sculpture of the Neptune, who is the god with the beautiful trident.


Address: 42103 Wuppertal, Germany

8. Elisenturm

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Elisenturm is a building which is very tall. Visitors come and go up on the roof of the Elisenturm. When reaching this building roof visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenic view of Wuppertal. This building is so tall that we can see the surrounding area and beyond, great for snapping photos. I recommend visiting this place to enjoy the city views from a height.


Address: 42107 Wuppertal, Germany

9. Von Der Heydt Museum

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Von Der Heydt Museum has lots of interesting information in German and English about their living and techniques used in the past. Most of the photography is kept here, and the gallery has a small shop with usual things for sale. Visitors can’t carry the bags inside the museum, so they need to submit the bags outside the museum and can collect those bags back on return.

Von Der Heydt Museum

Address: Turmhof 8, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany

Website: Von Der Heydt Museum

10. Skulpturenpark

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Skulpturenpark is very beautiful park in Wuppertal. This park combines nature and the art work of Tong Cragg. There are many trees and beautiful sculptures in the park, making the atmosphere of the park very peaceful. I recommend visit this place to enjoy the greenery and tranquil environment.


Address: Hirschstraße 12, 42285 Wuppertal, Germany

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Wuppertal has many places to see like the church, tram, park and many more. Many modern faculties are available in the city, and many evening activities are available like music venues and pubs. The climate is cold so I recommend wearing heavy clothes to keep warm. The local guides can help you to learn more about the different places and attractions, so booking tours is always a good idea.

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