With about 350,000 inhabitants, Wuppertal is the largest city in the Bergisches Land region and represents its industrial, economic, educational and cultural centre. Wuppertal is best known for the Schwebebahn, a suspension railway which officially opened in 1901. The 13.3 km (8.3 mile) long line became a landmark shortly after its opening. Today, the local transport system is used by over 75,000 passengers a day.
In addition to this, the university city is known for the internationally renowned Pina Bausch Dance Theatre, the historical civic centre, the Von der Heydt Museum of Fine Arts and the innovative Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
Due to the considerable differences in altitude within the city, there are numerous steep streets and many steps. There are 469 public stairways with a total of 12,383 steps, and 23 of the stairways have landmark status. Thanks to its numerous steep, straight streets, Wuppertal is also known as Germany's San Francisco.
From the main railway station, the Schwebebahn (suspension railway) station and the bus station, you can reach our branch on foot (approx. 2 minutes) via the shopping street "Alte Freiheit". Kirchstraße is the third small side street on the left-hand side.
From the A46, take the exit marked "Wuppertal-Elberfeld" and head towards the centre. Alternatively, take the B7 from Barmen or Vohwinkel, or the motorways from Velbert, Solingen or Remscheid.