Bike Touring Highlight
Shortly before Solingen lies the village of Balkhausen, idyllic and typically mountainous. Beautifully restored half-timbered houses decorate the place with colorful flowers on the windowsill. From here you reach the Balkhauser Kotten after a small piece of forest. The "little house", as it was once called in Middle Low German, today serves as Solinger Schleifermuseum. Inside the Kotten you can marvel at all sorts of historical tools and the well-known Solingen knives. Even the two wooden water wheels are still in use. Outside around the Kotten you can have a break with a view of the Wupper.
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February 9, 2016
The Balkhauser Kotten is a great destination in Bergisches Land. Schln is the function traceable and in the truest sense of the word is transparent.
At first I thought it was totally overcrowded and crowded. But that's not the case. There is still enough peace to enjoy nature - and of course the Wupper, of course. There are fresh waffles (it was clear!) - the are recommended. Of course, all other drinks that are important for the cyclist. The museum is free of charge !! But hey .... I like to have a small donation thrown in place.
August 20, 2018
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