14 Sights in Solingen, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Solingen, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Solingen, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Solingen

1. Planetarium Galileum Solingen

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The Galileum Solingen is a planetarium and observatory opened on 5 July 2019 in the Solingen district of Ohligs. It is the first and only planetarium to be built into a decommissioned spherical gas tank. The project was planned and carried out by the Walter Horn Society, the sponsoring association of the Solingen Observatory. It is a flagship project within the Ohligs Integrated District Development Concept, which was supported by the urban development funding of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of three regionally significant extracurricular learning venues within the Bergisch city triangle and is also intended to be a meeting and event venue for the district residents. Since June 2014, the patron of the Galileum has been the science cabaret artist and presenter Vince Ebert.

Wikipedia: Galileum Solingen (DE), Website

2. Müngstener Brücke

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Müngstener Brücke Stefan Kemmerling (Kemmi.1) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

Müngsten Bridge is the highest railway bridge in Germany. The bridge is 107 metres (351 ft) high and spans the valley of the river Wupper, connecting the cities of Remscheid and Solingen. This stretch is part of the Wuppertal-Oberbarmen–Solingen railway. It is used exclusively by the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn line S 7. On 1 April 2013, the Müngsten Bridge was closed for extensive renovation work. It reopened on 27 July 2015, but a further lengthy closure for a comprehensive corrosion treatment is planned for 2018. During the works, the train from Solingen Hbf to Remscheid Hbf terminated at Solingen Mitte and a bus continued to Remscheid.

Wikipedia: Müngsten Bridge (EN)

3. Walder Kirche

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The Protestant church Solingen-Wald, abbreviated Walder Kirche, is a classicist church building with a Romanesque west tower in Solingen. It is located in the center of the district of Wald am Walder Kirchplatz and is the central place of worship of the Evangelical parish of Wald, which belongs to the Solingen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. The tower of the Walder Church is the oldest surviving building in Solingen, built around 1150.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Solingen-Wald (DE), Website, Architect Wikipedia

4. Gräfrather Lichtturm

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Gräfrather Lichtturm Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The light tower in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a converted, former water tower. It is located in the district of Gräfrath near the highest point of the city of Solingen at almost 276 meters above sea level. Due to its former function, it unofficially continues to bear the name Gräfrath Water Tower. The tower was built in 1904, shut down in 1983 and rebuilt in the mid-1990s.

Wikipedia: Lichtturm (DE)

5. Lutherkirche

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The Protestant Martin Luther Church in the centre of Solingen was built between 1898 and 1901 according to plans by the architects Adolf Cornehls and Arno Eugen Fritsche on Kölner Straße. It was the only one of the three large churches in the centre of Solingen to survive the Second World War largely unscathed.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Solingen) (DE), Website

6. Sankt Martinus

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Sankt Martinus Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Martinus is the Roman Catholic parish church of Burg an der Wupper, a district of the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Solingen. The building has been a listed building since 5 March 1986. The parish belongs to the pastoral care area of Solingen-Süd in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

Wikipedia: St. Martinus (Burg) (DE), Website

7. Schloss Caspersbroich

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Caspersbroich Castle is a castle located in the Ittertal valley in the Solingen district of Ohligs. The lords of the castle also owned the feudal Kotten in Buschenhaus, Hagscheid, Sombers, Hülsberg and Zwengenberg. Until 1808, Caspersbroich belonged to the parish of Wald.

Wikipedia: Schloss Caspersbroich (DE)

8. Schloß Hackhausen

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Hackhausen Castle is a moated castle of reform architecture in the Bergisch city of Solingen. The history of the aristocratic residence dates back to the Middle Ages. However, most of the castle that still exists today dates back to 1907, as it was rebuilt after a fire.

Wikipedia: Schloss Hackhausen (DE)

9. Tierpark Fauna

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Tierpark Fauna Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fauna zoo is a total of around three hectares of zoo in Solingen-Gräfrath all year round. It is located northeast of the Gräfrath center in the Gräfrather Heide on Lützowstrasse. It is organized as a nature and bird protection association Tierpark Fauna e. V.

Wikipedia: Tierpark Fauna (DE), Website

10. Deutsches Klingenmuseum

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Deutsches Klingenmuseum Klaus Tettinger, Solingen / CC BY-SA 3.0

The German Blade Museum in the Solingen district of Gräfrath shows cutlery, bare weapons and cutlery. On display are exhibits that illustrate the blade and its use throughout history, explaining the importance of cutting for human history.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Klingenmuseum (DE), Website

11. Evangelische Kirche Unterburg

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The Protestant Church Solingen-Burg is a listed church building in the Solingen district of Burg an der Wupper. It belongs to the Evangelical parish of Wermelskirchen in the Lennep church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Solingen-Burg (DE), Website

12. Balkhauser Kotten

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Balkhauser Kotten Michael Tettinger, Solingen Original uploader was Tetti at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Balkhauser Kotten is one of two largely preserved Schleifkotten on the Wupper in the Bergisch city of Solingen. The Kotten is used as an industrial and grinding museum and is one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Wikipedia: Balkhauser Kotten (DE), Website

13. Wipperkotten – Außenkotten

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Wipperkotten – Außenkotten Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Wipperkotten is one of two largely preserved Schleifkotten on the Wupper in the Bergisch city of Solingen. The Kotten is used as an industrial and grinding museum and is one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Wikipedia: Wipperkotten (DE), Website

14. Sankt Reinoldi Kapelle Rupelrath

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Sankt Reinoldi Kapelle Rupelrath

The chapel of the Protestant parish of St. Reinoldi Rupelrath is the second oldest surviving building in Solingen. It is located in the district of Rupelrath near the city limits of Langenfeld and Leichlingen.

Wikipedia: Kapelle St. Reinoldi (Rupelrath) (DE), Website

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