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  • Yeti55

    At the 2 Pfennigsbrücke over the Gelpe was collected earlier to preserve the way

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Marcel

    The Gelpetal forms together with the Saalbachtal a wooded recreational area in the south of the city Wuppertal on the border to Remscheid. The two streams Gelpe and Saalbach unite in the lower Gelpetal mentioned in Zillertal and lead a short time later in the Morsbach, one of the larger tributaries of the Wupper.

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    • August 12, 2017

  • Dirk Lotze

    Down the bridge is one of the most beautiful parts of the Gelpetal.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The Gelpe valley extends for a good four kilometers after Huckenbach and Dornbach merged to form Gelpe. The hammer mills and grinding shops were once lined up along the course of the stream like a string of pearls. At the end of the 19th century, water lost its importance as an energy supplier The companies were able to leave the narrow valleys and settle on the plateaus in a new and larger way.
    During this time the Gelpe valley lost its importance as an industrial location and the Gelpe valley as well as the neighboring Saalbach valley became a popular local recreation area for Wuppertal and Remscheid. The construction of the Ronsdorf dam in 1898 accelerated this development. Numerous excursion restaurants have emerged with good names such as Bergisch Nizza, Gelper Hof and Zillertal.
    In 1980 the industrial history trail was laid out in the Gelpe Valley in order to use information boards to convey the historical facts about the former cottages and hammers to the visitors. A stylized water wheel serves as a signpost for the historic Gelpe Valley industrial history trail. ... "

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    • February 18, 2021

  • Georg

    Great path along the stream and a historical journey to steel processing in the 19th century. in about 20 small hammers and forges.

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    • January 6, 2021

  • Thorsten Solmecke

    Accompanied by the yellow, pure nature!

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    • January 17, 2021

  • MrIdea

    A very beautiful brook valley where the brook of the same name meanders and gently splashes and rustles.

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    • March 7, 2021

  • Till + Co.

    Really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • April 24, 2021

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Location: Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Distance0.30 mi
  • Uphill50 ft
  • Downhill75 ft

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