"... Gelpe and Saalbach today are very natural rivers. That was not always the case. In the past, water power was used to drive the grinding bowls and hammers. This is how Wuppertal became one of the earliest industrial areas on the continent The nature trail helps to discover the remains of hammers and cottages in ponds and ground monuments. The Clemenshammer shows the historical technology including the waterwheel in action.
November 16, 2020
"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 restaurants with good names like Bergisch Nizza, Gelper were built Hof and Zillertal. (...). "
February 8, 2021
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