The city of Wuppertal is not only known as a Bergisch metropolis due to its old industrial culture, it also has numerous nature reserves that make you forget the street noise and cityscape. The FFH area "Gelpe and Saalbach" protruding in the south of the city of Wuppertal as far as Remscheid is an extremely varied valley system, which - embedded in the typical mountainous cultural landscape of meadows, pastures, deciduous forests and small interspersed courtyards - or stately beech forests and rock outcrops into one Tour of discovery invites you. It was not for nothing that part of the area was once called "Bergisch Nice". Today one encounters not only the relics of old handicraft businesses and the Ronsdorf dam natural or near-natural unspoilt areas of flowing water, wet meadows rich in sedges and rushes, spring areas, alluvial forests, species-rich poor meadows and pastures, reed beds and small-scale dwarf shrub heaths. In between, there are excursion restaurants that invite you to take a break.
August 28, 2021
"... The Saalbach rises in the west of the Ronsdorf district just a few meters south of the Holthausen location below the Im Saalscheid corridor named after it; another spring is located west of the Erich Fried Comprehensive School.
After only a few hundred meters, the Saalbach flows into the Ronsdorf dam. The dam is therefore also called the Saalbach dam. Below the dam, the brook flows through some reservoirs that were created to use the water power of the no longer existing grinding docks and hammer mills. At the Haus Zillertal restaurant, the Saalbach flows into the Gelpe. ... "
November 16, 2020
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