The Ennepetal is one of the most picturesque corners of the Wuppertal. The ancient monastery church rising above the lake, surrounded by slate-covered houses and dense woodlands, conjures up a fairytale-like atmosphere. This hike takes you along the Ennep River as it flows into the Wupper. Along the way is a long history of industrialization, from the early exploitation of the waterways for power to the full mass production of fabric. Make sure to stop at the museums and industrial heritage sites along the way.
A visual overview of the main things to see in Wuppertal, a unique 19th century city that snakes along the Wupper Valley. Its best known for its elevated railway, suspended above the river, and its 19th century cityscape.
The Bergisches Land is today known for its pastoral landscapes and small villages of slate-covered homes. However, its mines powered Germany's rise as a great power. The landscape is covered in natural beauty and monuments to human ingenuity.
This hike takes you on one of the most well-traveled routes in the Lower-Rhine. The destination is the Castle of Burg, a 19th century reconstruction of a 14th century castle. You will visit a large dam on the Wupper River and the early engineering marvel of the Müngstener Bridge.