There is a book and a movie (broadcast on WDR) titled: "The Wupper - Amazon in Bergisches Land". The Wupper lives again and is full of surprises on its 116 kilometers in length. The untamed waters offer not only countless picturesque motifs, but above all, there are a variety of fantastic plant and animal species to discover on a journey from the source to the mouth. Almost like the South American relative, the Amazon.
December 13, 2016
Once considered the Wupper as the most industrious river in Germany. Their flow provided countless craft and industrial companies with energy. Then she was reputed to be the "dirtiest river in Germany". Wastewater caused it to degenerate into the sewer of the region. Today, after successful renaturation, it is once again the lifeblood of the Bergisches Land with an unimaginably species-rich flora and fauna.
August 11, 2017
Living history Wipperkotten
In the last original Solingen grinding jars preserved - idyllically located at the confluence of the Weinsberger Bach and the Wupper - the last Solingen grinders still work with hydropower. While the Wupperseite part of the imposing double cotter plant is privately owned, the grinding shop Wipperkotten is operated by a sponsoring association in close cooperation with the LVR industrial museum.
On the ground floor you will not only find drive axles and transmission wheels of the hydropower plant, but also a documentation on the history of the manure and the history of the grinding profession.
Anyone who walks past the Kotten without looking in has missed a real gem in Solingen's industrial history and encountered the last Solingen grinders.
March 12, 2018
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