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Schleiferei Wipperkotten

Schleiferei Wipperkotten

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  • Silvia

    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.

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Marcel

    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.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Jake the hiker

    This Doppelkottenanlage is located in southern Solingen at the city boundary formed by the Wupper to Leichlingen

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    • April 27, 2019

  • Marcel

    Anyone passing the Kotten without looking in has missed a real gem of Solingen's industrial history and the encounter with the last Solingen grinders.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Stefan

    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.

    Source: wipperkotten.com

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Black Bulls

    Always nice here

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Monika Beer

    This unique hydropower plant in Wipperkotten, anno 1602, still drives the grinding machines for knife production. A historical and high-ranking testimony of Solingen's industrial history. The only place where Solinger knives are made by hand.

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    • June 16, 2019

  • Tommy

    The weir under monument and the Kotten behind it is a historical site for the city of Solingen.

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Black Bulls

    The Rauscher of the Wupper

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Black Bulls

    always nice in every season

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    • February 13, 2018

  • Black Bulls

    There is always something to discover

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    • February 14, 2018

  • MaKa

    Idyllic place. Guys, please don’t garbage it so it’s going to stay nice there in the future.

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    • May 19, 2019

  • Mario aus Witten

    A beautiful corner on the Wupper invites you to pause

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Mario aus Witten

    Just sit on the millstone and let it work

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    • April 12, 2020

  • slueart

    If the Wupper has a good water supply, the most interesting thing is to stay here.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Mario aus Witten

    A beautiful piece of nature on the "wild" Wupper

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Sonne

    very much interesting story

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    • November 30, 2020

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Location: Leichlingen (Rhld.), Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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