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Coordinates: 51°16′0″N 07°11′0″E / 51.26667, 7.18333
The Schwebebahn in Wuppertal
Wuppertal (IPA: [ˈvʊpɐtaːl]) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. Central European Summer Time ( CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time UTC+2 corresponds to the following Time zones Eastern European Time Egypt Standard Time Central Africa Time German car number plates ( Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered __FORCETOC__ Postal codes in Germany, Postleitzahl (plural Postleitzahlen abbreviated to PLZ consist of five digits which indicate the wider area (first two digits and the see also Telephone numbering in Germany for further codes including service numbers cell phones etc A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen usually shortened to NRW, official short form NW is the westernmost and - in terms of population and economic output - the Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. The Wupper is a right tributary to the Rhine river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Ruhr Area, ( German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott, Kohlenpott or Revier) is an Urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia Population 361,333 (2005).
Two thirds of the total municipal area is green belt: woods, meadows, gardens and fields. From any part of the city it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or shady woodland path. At the same time it is a major industrial centre including such industries as: textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, medicine (Bayer), electric, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment. For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Metallurgy is a domain of Materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their For other uses see Bayer (disambiguation or Beyer or Buyer. Bayer AG (German ˈbaɪə () is a German One of the most famous pain-killers, Aspirin, was invented in Wuppertal by Bayer. Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA (əˌsɛtɨlsælɨˌsɪlɨk ˈæsɨd is a Salicylate drug, often used as an Analgesic to relieve
The city was formed in 1929 by merging Barmen, Elberfeld, Vohwinkel, Ronsdorf, Cronenberg, Langerfeld, and Beyenburg. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Barmen is a municipal subdivision of the German city of Wuppertal. See also Elberfeld Indiana. For the baseball player with this name see Kid Elberfeld. Ronsdorf is a district of the German town Wuppertal. It has population of about 22 Cronenberg formerly an independent German Town in the Rhine Province is since 1929 a part of Wuppertal. Langerfeld is a Borough of the German town Wuppertal. The name was initially Barmen-Elberfeld, and after 1930 Wuppertal (“Wupper Valley”). Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The new city was administered within the Prussian Rhine Province. Prussia ( Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Prūsija Prūsija Prusy Old Prussian: Prūsa) was most recently a historic state The Rhine Province (Rheinprovinz also known as Rhenish Prussia ( Rheinpreußen) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free
Uniquely for Germany it is a linear city, owing to the steep hillsides along the river Wupper. The linear city was an urban plan for an elongated urban formation The Wupper is a right tributary to the Rhine river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The dominating city-centres Elberfeld (historic commercial centre) and Barmen (more industrial) form a united built-up area since 1850. In the following decades, this “Wupper-Town” became the dominating industrial agglomeration of the territories in northwestern Germany. Before the 19th century ended, this conurbation had been surpassed by Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area, all with much more favourable topography. Düsseldorf (ˈdʏsəldɔɐf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Ruhr Area, ( German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott, Kohlenpott or Revier) is an Urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia
During World War II, it was destroyed to about 40% by the Allies as were many other industrial centres at the time. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In general allies are people groups or nations that have joined together in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose However, a large quantity of historic sites have been preserved such as the Ölberg (“Oil Hill”) District, one of Germany’s largest working class districts, and the so-called Briller Viertel, Germany’s largest district of Bourgeois dwellings.
After the liberation from the Nazi regime, Wuppertal became a part of the British Occupancy Zone, and subsequently a part of the new state North Rhine-Westphalia in West Germany. West Germany ( Inf German: Westdeutschland or West-Deutschland) was the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (
In total, Wuppertal possesses over 4,500 buildings classified national monuments, most dating from periods of classicism, Art Nouveau and Bauhaus. For the works or study of works from classical antiquity see Classics Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to Art Nouveau ( nu vo anglicised /ˈɑːt nuːvəu/ ( French for 'new art' also known as Jugendstil ( German for 'youth style' is an international ("House of Building" or "Building School" is the common term for the, a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts and was famous
Main sights include:
- The Concert-hall, a fine masterpiece of turn-of-the-century architecture (Stadthalle), inaugurated in 1900 by the German emperor, William II, and his wife.
- The Tanztheater Wuppertal, headed by Pina Bausch, is world-famous and regularly plays at theatres in New York, Tokyo, Paris, London etc. Philippine "Pina" Bausch (born July 27, 1940 in Solingen, Germany) is a Modern dance choreographer and a leading New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
- Engels’ house (Engelshaus), architecturally typical of the region. It houses a permanent display of materials associated with Friedrich Engels and other famous citizens of Wuppertal. Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895 was a German social scientist and philosopher, who
- Wuppertal Zoo, one of the largest, most nicely landscaped zoos in Germany with many rare animals.
- the Von der Heydt Museum, one of the most important galleries in Germany, with works by 19th and 20th century artists. The first of Picasso’s works that ever appeared in public was displayed here.
One of the city’s greatest attractions is the suspended monorail (“Wuppertaler Schwebebahn”), which was established in 1901. A monorail is a transportation system based on a single beam The term is also used variously to describe the beam of the system or the vehicles travelling on such a beam or Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper river.
Wuppertal in the arts
- The play, Die Wupper, by Else Lasker-Schüler takes places in Elberfeld. Else Lasker-Schüler ( February 11, 1869 &ndash January 22, 1945) was a Jewish German Poet and playwright
- The 2000 movie, The Princess and the Warrior by Tom Tykwer, was filmed in Wuppertal. The Princess and the Warrior (the original German title Der Krieger und die Kaiserin, translates literally to "The Warrior and the Empress" Tom Tykwer (born 23 May 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany) is a German Film director best known internationally for directing
- In the 1974 Wim Wenders film Alice in the Cities, the main characters visit Wuppertal. Ernst Wilhelm ("Wim" Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German Film director, Playwright, Author, Alice in the Cities ( Alice in den Städten) is a 1974 German Road movie directed by Wim Wenders.
Noted Wuppertal people
- Friedrich Bayer, founder of the Friedrich Bayer paint factory that later became Bayer AG
- Arno Breker, sculptor
- Friedrich Engels, historian, co-author of the Communist Manifesto (with Karl Marx)
- Hans Knappertsbusch, orchestra conductor
- Else Lasker-Schüler, expressionist poet
- Ulrich Leyendecker, composer
- Reimar Lüst, astrophysicist
- Steffen Möller, satirist, soap-opera star and TV celebrity in Poland; the most popular German in Poland
- Simone Osygus, swimmer
- Siegfried Palm, cellist
- Johannes Rau, former Federal President of Germany
- Alice Schwarzer, one of the leaders of the German feminist movement
- Sir Hans Wolfgang Singer, economist
- Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Parliament
- Helmut Thielicke, theologian
- Tom Tykwer, film director (“Run Lola, Run”, “The Princess and the Warrior”), co-founder of X-Filme syndicate
- Günter Wand, orchestra conductor
- Sulamith Wülfing, artist and illustrator
- Peter Brotzmann and Peter Kowald, noted innovators in modern improvised music
- Christoph Maria Herbst, actor
- Hermann Ebbinghaus, psychologist who studied memory
Wuppertal is twinned with:
A panorama view over the Ölberg in Wuppertal
References This article is about the founder of the pharmaceutical company Bayer, for the Nobel Prize winning German chemist please see Adolf von Baeyer For other uses see Bayer (disambiguation or Beyer or Buyer. Bayer AG (German ˈbaɪə () is a German Arno Breker ( July 19, 1900 &ndash February 13, 1991) was a German sculptor best known for his public works in Nazi Germany, which Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895 was a German social scientist and philosopher, who Manifesto of the Communist Party ( often referred to as The Communist Manifesto, was first published on February 21, 1848, and is WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Hans Knappertsbusch ( March 12, 1888 &ndash October Else Lasker-Schüler ( February 11, 1869 &ndash January 22, 1945) was a Jewish German Poet and playwright Ulrich Leyendecker (born 1946 in Wuppertal) is a German composer of classical music Reimar Lüst (born March 25 1923 in Wuppertal) is a German Astrophysicist. Astrophysics is the branch of Astronomy that deals with the Physics of the Universe, including the physical properties ( Luminosity, Steffen Möller, born January 22, 1968 in Wuppertal is a German Teacher, Actor, Satirist and stand-up Simone Osygus (born September 30, 1968 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen) is a former freestyle Swimmer from Johannes Rau ( January 16, 1931 &ndash January 27, 2006) was a German Politician of the SPD. Alice Schwarzer (born December 3 1942 in Wuppertal) is the most prominent contemporary German Feminist. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate Sir Hans Wolfgang Singer ( 29 November 1910 &ndash 26 February 2006) was a development economist best known for the Singer-Prebisch Rita Süssmuth (born 17 February, 1937 in Wuppertal) is a German politician and a member of the Christian Democratic Union ( CDU) Helmut Thielicke ( December 4 1908 in Wuppertal – March 5 1986 in Hamburg) was a German Theologian Tom Tykwer (born 23 May 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany) is a German Film director best known internationally for directing Günter Wand ( January 7, 1912 in Elberfeld, Germany – February 14, 2002 in Ulmiz near Bern, Switzerland Sulamith Wülfing ( January 11, 1901 &ndash 1989 was a German Artist Peter Brötzmann (born 6 March 1941) is a German Free jazz Saxophonist and Clarinetist. Peter Kowald ( April 21 1944 &ndash September 21 2002) was a German Free jazz Musician A member of the Globe Unity Christoph Maria Herbst (born February 9, 1966 in Wuppertal) is a German Actor and Comedian. Hermann Ebbinghaus ( January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1909) was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study In Psychology, memory is an organism's ability to store retain and subsequently retrieve information Beersheba (בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע Be'er Sheva, بئر السبع, Birüssebi is the largest City in the Negev desert of southern For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Košice (; Hungarian: Kassa; (also known by other alternative names) is a city in eastern Slovakia. Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million Legnica (Liegnitz is a City on the Kaczawa river in Lower Silesia in south-western Poland. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Matagalpa is a city in Nicaragua, the capital of the department of Matagalpa. Nicaragua (ˌnɪkəˈrɑgwə officially the Republic of Nicaragua () is a representative democratic republic and the largest nation in Central America Saint-Étienne ( Sant-Etiève in Arpitan) is a city in the central eastern part of France, 60 km (40 miles southwest of Lyon. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Schwerin (ʃveˈʁiːn is a City in northern Germany and the capital of the state South Tyneside is a Metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
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