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

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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 installed in a disused spherical gas container. The project was planned and carried out by the Walter-Horn-Gesellschaft e. V., the sponsoring association of the Solingen Observatory. It is a lighthouse project within the integrated district development concept Ohligs, which was supported by the urban development promotion of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of three regionally important extracurricular learning venues within the Bergisches Städtedreieck and is also intended to be a meeting and event venue for the inhabitants of the district. 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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Solingen-Wald Evangelical Church, or Wald Church for short, is a neoclassical church building with Roman West Tower in Solingen. It is located in the heart of the district of Wald am Walder Kirchplatz and is the central place of worship for the congregation of the Evangelical Church of Wald, which belongs to the Soringen Church Quarter of the Evangelical Church of Rhineland. The tower of Wald Church is the oldest existing building in Solingen, which was 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 in North Rhine-Westphalia is a converted, former water tower. It is located in the Gräfrath district near the highest point in the city of Solingen at almost 276 meters above NHN. Due to his former function, he continues to bear the name GRäfrather water tower unofficially. The tower was built in 1904, decommissioned 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. Schloss Caspersbroich

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Caspersbroich Castle (German: Schloss Caspersbroich) is a castle in the Solingen district of Ohligs, Germany. The lords of the castle also owned the fiefdoms of Kotten in Buschenhaus, Hagscheid, Sombers, Hülsberg and Zwengenberg. Until 1808, Caspersbroich belonged to the parish of Wald.

Wikipedia: Schloss Caspersbroich (DE)

7. 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 Solingen-Süd in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

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

8. Schloß Hackhausen

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Schloss Hackhausen is a moated castle of reform architecture in the city of Solingen. The history of the aristocratic residence dates back to the Middle Ages. However, much of the castle, which 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 three hectare 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. Wipperkotten – Außenkotten

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Wipperkotten – Außenkotten Frank Vincentz / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Wipperkotten is one of two grinding pots in the Wupper in the Bergisches city of Solingen, which is largely preserved. The Kotten is used as an industrial and grinding museum and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city.

Wikipedia: Wipperkotten (DE), Website

11. Deutsches Klingenmuseum

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

The German Blade Museum, located in the Gräfrath district of Solingen, displays cutlery, bare weapons and knives. The exhibit illustrates the blade and its use in history, and explains the importance of cutting to human history.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Klingenmuseum (DE), Website

12. Sankt Reinoldi Kapelle Rupelrath

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The chapel of the Evangelical parish of St. Reinoldi Rupelrath is the second oldest preserved 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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