12 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 12 sights are available in Solingen, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Solingen

1. Planetarium Galileum Solingen

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The Galileum Solingen is a planetarium opened on July 5, 2019 with a observatory in the Solingen district of Ohlig. It is the first and only planetarium that was built into a disused spherical gas container. The project was carried out by the Walter-Horn-Gesellschaft e. V., the sponsoring association of the Solingen observatory, planned and carried out. It is a lighthouse project within the integrated district development concept of Ohlig, which was supported by the urban development of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of three regionally significant out-of-school learning locations within the Bergisches Tädtedreieck and is also said to be a meeting and event location for the district residents. The patron of the Galileum has been the science cabaret artist and moderator Vince Ebert since June 2014.

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 Evangelical Church of Solingen-Wald, also known as the Walder Church, is a neoclassical church building with a Romanesque west tower in Solingen, Germany. It is located in the centre of the Wald district on the 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

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 continues to bear the unofficial name Gräfrath Water Tower. 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. Burg Hohenscheid

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Hohenscheid Castle, also known as Haus Hohenscheid, is located in the Bergisches Land about 100 meters above the Wupper in the south of the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Solingen. It goes back to a high medieval hilltop castle, which was the ancestral seat of the lower noble von Hunscheid family.

Wikipedia: Burg Hohenscheid (Solingen) (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 March 5, 1986. The parish belongs to the Solingen-Süd pastoral area in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

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

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, 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 that is open all year round. It is located northeast of the centre of Gräfrath in the Gräfrather Heide on Lützowstraße. It is organized as the Nature and Bird Protection Association Tierpark Fauna e. V.

Wikipedia: Tierpark Fauna (DE), Website

10. 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, which is largely preserved in the originally preserved grinding pot on the Wupper in the Bergisches City of Solingen. The Kotten is used as an industrial and grinding museum and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city.

Wikipedia: Balkhauser Kotten (DE), Website

11. Deutsches Klingenmuseum

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

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

Wikipedia: Deutsches Klingenmuseum (DE), Website

12. Evangelische Kirche Unterburg

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The Evangelical Church of 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


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