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Mirker Bahnhof „Utopiastadt“ & Café

Mirker Bahnhof „Utopiastadt“ & Café

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  • Martin Donat

    Not so long ago, Wuppertal was considered one of the least bicycle-friendly cities in Germany. Recently, however, the city in the Bergisches Land has become increasingly popular among cyclists. The main reason for this is the Nordbahntrasse, a railway line recultivated as a cycle path, which meanders "over the roofs" of the long city from Vohwinkel to Sprockhövel.

    One of the heart of the route, the Mirke train station, is located at the height of the Elberfeld district. The listed building is the cultural center of Nordstadt and provides a home for many colorful projects. Café Hutmacher is located in this old station building. Here you can take a leisurely break inside and outside in good weather. In addition to coffee and cake, there are delicious snacks from the stone oven or from the grill from spring to autumn. If you would rather have a beer with the tarte flambée from the oven, you are well advised to try the house beer "Bärtig Bräu". Sustainability is very important here. Whether it's coffee, soda or beer, care is taken to ensure that everything is produced fairly and locally.

    The whole thing is rounded off by numerous events such as readings, concerts or design markets, which mainly take place at the station on weekends. If you don't have your own bike, Mirke train station is also a good starting point for you. It is easily accessible by public transport and offers free bike rental. For a small deposit you can start cycling from there.


    Opening times:
    Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
    Fri. 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.,
    Sat. 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.,
    Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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    • March 9, 2018

  • Marcel

    The building was registered on August 31, 1987 in the monument list.

    The interiors were used as film backdrop in 2003 for the final pictures of the feature film Bye Bye Blackbird and in 2013 for the film King Ping as well as for various short films and music videos.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Alex von Bühren

    Since 2011, the station houses "Utopia City", a creative network of offices, studios and coworking space. [8] In the same year, the Hackerspace / dev / tal moved into the main building. In 2013 opened a gastronomy with the "Hutmacher", 2014 the free bicycle rental Utopiastadtrad and the Utopiawerkstadt as an open workshop / Fablab. Since 2017, the outbuilding of the former baggage handling has been completely refurbished mainly through volunteer work.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Kapuste

    Pick up food at the grill stand, pick up drinks at the train station or have them served at the tables in front of the train station. Otherwise you can sit down wherever there is space. Beach chairs are available in the station.

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    • August 15, 2016

  • Andreas Ferlic

    Snack and bike rental

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    • May 31, 2016

  • Sebastian

    The Mirker station is known like a sore thumb and the cultural and social highlight on the Nordbahntrasse. Repair coffee, bike rental, co-working space, bar, coffee, snack bar, chill-out... all together! On a nice summer evening, it's THE place to be with a beer to end the day - of course with a Bärtig-Bräu, Mirker Bahnhof's own beer brand.

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    • July 18, 2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    "Historical" photo from 24.02.2013 (before the opening of the Nordbahntrasse) attached.

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    • November 14, 2017

  • Sebastian

    Great atmosphere, one of the most beautiful places in the city .... with its own beer brand!

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    • April 25, 2018

  • hille

    Make your own picnic, buy drinks in the Hatter Café.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Kosmetik

    Unfortunately, the station does not open for a break of the week until 12 o'clock, so that the "early bird" gets no chance for a cafe

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    • April 4, 2019

  • Anni

    Utopia city as a mix of food stalls, event location in the old station directly on the Nordbahntrasse. Good music

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Lutz Beutgen

    A recycling style pub from the 1960s. Alternative, scenic audience, quite relaxed. Sometimes the ice cream dealer's ice cream truck is right outside the door, also quite relaxed. It's worth stopping, just sit down and watch ...

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    • September 14, 2020

  • Manfred

    Pleasant return possibility for a path pat!

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Utopia City = Mirker Station = Cafe Hutmacher = Pure Life!
    Here is every crowd in a great atmosphere. Beer, food, wheels for hire, repair cafe and and and .....

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Frank PB

    Nice, the old railway building will be filled with life again. Here you can enjoy a coffee in peace above Wuppertal.

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    • April 6, 2019

  • Miodrag Knežević

    The Cafe Hutmacher in Utopia city at the former Mirker station is the cafe on the Nordbahntrasse at all. Outside are a lot of tables and chairs and pallet furniture ready to take a break and a snack or drink. Lately it's not an insider tip, it's always pretty busy. Overflow of both cyclists and walkers. In fine and warm weather, there is always an ice cream truck on the premises for cooling off young and old.

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Hapee

    It is great to see how a bicycle culture develops on these bicycle ramblas

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    • May 27, 2020

  • A H 23

    If you want to take a break and have something to drink or eat, this is the right place for you

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    • June 13, 2021

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    Historic and cultural place.
    Pretty good going on here. Since you should drive through slowly ...

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    • May 22, 2017

  • Matthias

    Highly recommended ... food good, drinks good, atmosphere good ... just fine!

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    • August 18, 2017

  • Martin1968 aus Bonn

    I wasn't there, but looked really nice

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    • June 21, 2021

  • Burkhard 🚴‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️

    Mirk train station is currently being rebuilt and pimped up. Hopefully it's still cozy and not just expensive.

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    • November 18, 2021

  • Wilfried Happ

    Cool location. Drinks, food from the grill, market, bike cinema, smoothies and much more.

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    • May 21, 2018

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