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Wuppertal
Coat of arms of Wuppertal Location of Wuppertal in Germany
 
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region Düsseldorf
District urban district
Population 360,105 source (2005)
Area 168.41 km²
Population density 2,138/km²
Elevation 100-350 m
Coordinates 51°16′ N 7°11′ E
Postal code 42001-42399
Area code 0202
Licence plate code W
Mayor Peter Jung (CDU)
Website wuppertal.de
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Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. Population 361.333 (2005). Image File history File links Stadtwappen_der_kreisfreien_Stadt_Wuppertal. ... Image File history File links Lage_der_kreisfreien_Stadt_Wuppertal_in_Deutschland. ... Germany is a federal republic made up of 16 states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, short: NRW) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... -1... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... Area codes in Germany (German Vorwahl) have from two to five digits, not counting the leading zero. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 139 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 139 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 104 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 104 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, short: NRW) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... The Wupper is a tributary to the Rhine river in Northrhine-Westfalia of Germany. ... Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet or, colloquially, Ruhrpott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. ...


It is a major industrial centre including such industries as: textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, medicine (Bayer), electric, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment. E.g. one of the most famous pain-killers Aspirin was invented in Wuppertal. Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and of materials engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements and their mixtures, which are called alloys. ... Bayer AG (German pronunciation BYE-er, in US usually pronounced BAY-er) (NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ...


The city was formed in 1929 by merging Barmen, Elberfeld, Vohwinkel, Ronsdorf, Cronenberg, Langerfeld, and Beyenburg. The name was initially Barmen-Elberfeld, and after 1930 Wuppertal. During World War II it was destroyed to about 40% by the Allies as were many other industrial centres at the time. However, a large quantity of historic sites have been preserved such as the Ölberg ("Petroleum Hill") District, one of Germany's largest working class districts, and the so-called Briller Viertel, Germany's largest district of Bourgeois dwellings. In total, Wuppertal possesses over 4.500 buildings classified national monuments, most dating from periods of classicism, Art Nouveau and Bauhaus. One fine masterpiece of turn-of-the-century architecture is Wuppertal's concert-hall (Stadthalle), inaugurated in 1900 by the German emperor William II. and his wife.-1... Barmen is a municipal subdivision of the German city of Wuppertal. ... Elberfeld is a district of the German town Wuppertal; it was an independent town until 1929. ... Ronsdorf is a district of the German town Wuppertal with a population of about 22. ... Kronenberg is a German town in the Rhine Province. ... Langerfield is where Sascha Vrzogic (the famous soccer player) lives. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as... When spelt with a capital A, Allies usually denotes the countries that fought together against the Central Powers in World War I and against the Axis Powers in World War II. For more information, see the related articles: Allies of World War I and Allies of World War II. Other... Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic. ... Alfons Mucha, lithographed poster Dancel (1898). ... The Bauhaus Bauhaus is the common term for the Staatliches Bauhaus, an art and architecture school in Germany that operated from 1919 to 1933, and for the approach to design that it developed and taught. ...


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Schwebebahn

The Schwebebahn in Wuppertal
The Schwebebahn in Wuppertal
see main article at Schwebebahn Wuppertal

One of the city's greatest attractions is the suspended monorail ("Wuppertaler Schwebebahn"), which was established in 1901. The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper river. Download high resolution version (700x626, 115 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (700x626, 115 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Schwebebahn over the river Wupper The Schwebebahn Wuppertal is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. ... H-Bahn Dortmund Tama-Monorail (Japan) A monorail is a transit system, resembling a metro or railroad with a track nominally consisting of a single rail (actually a beam), as opposed to the traditional track with two parallel rails. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Noted Wuppertal people

  • Friedrich Bayer, founder of the Friedrich Bayer paint factory that later became Bayer AG
  • Friedrich Engels, historian, co-author of the Communist Manifesto (with Karl Marx)
  • Else Lasker-Schüler, expressionist poet
  • Siegfried Palm, cellist
  • Johannes Rau, former Federal President of Germany
  • Alice Schwarzer, one of the leaders of the German feminist movement
  • Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Parliament
  • Tom Tykwer, movie director ("Run Lola, Run"), co-founder of X-Filme syndicate
  • Steffen Möller, satirist, soap-opera star and TV celebrity in Poland; the most popular German in Poland
  • Reimar Lüst, astrophysicist
  • Accept, popular heavy metal band was formed in Wuppertal in the early 1970s

Bayer AG (German pronunciation BYE-er, in US usually pronounced BAY-er) (NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... Friedrich Engels Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820–August 5, 1895) was a 19th-century German political philosopher. ... Malayalam editon of the Manifesto The Communist Manifesto, also known as The Manifesto of the Communist Party, first published on February 21, 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, is one of the worlds most historically influential political tracts. ... Else Lasker-Schüler (born February 11, 1869 in Elberfeld, Wuppertal; died January 22, 1945 in Jerusalem) was a German Jewish poet. ... Johannes Rau (born January 16, 1931) was the President of Germany from July 1, 1999 until June 30, 2004. ... Alice Schwarzer (born December 3, 1942 in Wuppertal) is arguably the most prominent contemporary German feminist. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... Rita Süssmuth, born Wuppertal February 17th 1937, is a german politician (CDU). ... Tom Tykwer (born May 23, 1965) is a German film director. ... Reimar Lüst (born March 25, 1923 in Wuppertal) is a German astrophysicist. ... An astrophysicist is a person whose profession is astrophysics. ... Accept is a German speed metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider. ...

Twin Cities

Wuppertal is twinned with:

South Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Location within France Saint-Étienne is a city in the central eastern part of France, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Lyon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Soroka Hospital, Beersheba Beersheba or Beer-sheva (Hebrew: â–¶ (help· info), Standard Hebrew Bəʼer ŠévaÊ», Tiberian Hebrew Bəʼer ŠéḇaÊ» or בְּאֶר שָׁבַע Bəʼer ŠāḇaÊ»; Arabic بِئْرْ اَلْسَبْعْ â–¶ (help· info)) is a city in Israel. ... Košice (German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa) is Slovakias second largest city. ... Schwerin is a town in northern Germany. ... Matagalpa is the capital city of the Matagalpa Department department of Nicaragua. ... Legnica (pronounce: , formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland. ...

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Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia
Cities and Districts in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Cities Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... Germany is a federal republic made up of 16 states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, short: NRW) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

Aachen | Bergisch Gladbach | Bielefeld | Bochum | Bonn | Bottrop | Dortmund | Duisburg | Düsseldorf | Essen | Gelsenkirchen | Hagen | Hamm | Herne | Köln (Cologne) | Iserlohn | Krefeld | Leverkusen | Mönchengladbach | Mülheim | Münster | Oberhausen | Remscheid | Solingen | Wuppertal Aachen Cathedral Printen Figurine at Aachen Cathedral Top Floor of Aachen Cathedral Tree-lined boulevard in Aachen Typical Aachen street with early 20th century Gründerzeit houses Aachen (French Aix-la-Chapelle, Dutch Aken, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border... Categories: Germany geography stubs | Cities in Germany ... Map of Germany showing Bielefeld Bielefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Map of Germany showing location of Bochum Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Bonn is a city in Germany (19th largest), in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the north of the Siebengebirge. ... Map of Germany showing Bottrop Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen). ... Map of Germany showing Dortmund Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Essen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Hagen Hagen is the 37th largest city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Map of Germany showing Hamm Hamm is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Herne is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Cologne (German: â–¶ (help· info) [kÅ“ln]; Kölsch: Kölle) is with its one million residents Germanys fourth largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. ... Map of Germany showing Iserlohn Iserlohn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Leverkusen Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Mönchengladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Mülheim an der Ruhr, that calls itself City on the River, is a small to medium-sized city in [North Rhine-Westphalia]] in Germany. ... Town Hall at Prinzipalmarkt Münster: Prinzipalmarkt Münster is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Remscheid is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

Districts

Aachen | Borken | Kleve (Cleves) | Coesfeld | Düren | Ennepe-Ruhr | Euskirchen | Gütersloh | Heinsberg | Herford Hochsauerland | Höxter | Lippe | Märkischer Kreis | Mettmann | Minden-Lübbecke | Oberbergischer Kreis | Olpe | Paderborn | Recklinghausen | Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis | Rhein-Erft-Kreis | Rhein-Kreis Neuss Rhein-Sieg-Kreis | Siegen-Wittgenstein | Soest | Steinfurt | Unna | Viersen | Warendorf | Wesel The district of Aachen (Kreis Aachen) is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Borken is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Cleves (Kleve in German and these days also usually in English) is a Kreis (local-government district) in northwestern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Coesfeld is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, west of the city of Münster. ... Düren is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis is a district in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Euskirchen is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... -1... Heinsberg is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Herford is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Hochsauerland is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Höxter is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... This article is about the district Lippe. ... The Märkische Kreis is a district (Kreis) in central North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Mettmann is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Minden-Lübbecke is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Oberbergische Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Olpe is a Kreis (district) in the south-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Paderborn is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Recklinghausen is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Rhein-Erft-Kreis is a district in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Neuss is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Siegen-Wittgenstein is a Kreis (district) in the south-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Soest is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Steinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Unna district is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Warendorf is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Wesel is a Kreis (district) in the norther-western part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...



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UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Germany > Wuppertal Schwebebahn (suspension railway) (499 words)
The city of Wuppertal (375,000 inhabitants, 20 km east of Düsseldorf) was founded in 1929 when the towns of Elberfeld and Barmen, together with some other municipalities, were joined to form the new city in the Wupper valley.
Wuppertal is served every 20 minutes by S-Bahn lines S8 (Mönchengladbach - Düsseldorf - Wuppertal - Hagen), and S9 (Haltern - Bottrop - Oberhausen - Essen -Wuppertal).
Wuppertal is part of the VRR tariff system (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) which also includes cities like Düsseldorf, Essen or Dortmund.
Legnica: Wuppertal (201 words)
Wuppertal is a city in the west of Germany, situated at the bank of Wupper River.
Inhabited by 368.472 citizens (31.03.2001), Wuppertal is situated in the distance of 800 km from Legnica.
Wuppertal is an important educational centre with numerous upper-education schools.
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