Wuppertal

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Wuppertal

Wuppertal är en stad i den tyska delstaten Nordrhein-Westfalen. Staden, som har cirka 350 000 invånare, ligger vid den lilla ån Wupper och i dess dalgång. Staden är belägen i det bergiga området öster om Rhen och nordost om Köln.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wuppertal  is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in and around the river Wupper valley, and is situated east of the city of Düsseldorf and south of the Ruhr area. With a population of approximately 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land. Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, and its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. Two-thirds of the total municipal area of Wuppertal is green space. From any part of the city, it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or woodland paths.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Wupper valley was one of the biggest industrial regions of continental Europe. The rising demand for coal from the textile mills and blacksmith shops laid the roots for the expansion of the nearby Ruhrgebiet. Today, Wuppertal still is a major industrial centre, being home to industries such as textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobiles, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment.

Aspirin originates from Wuppertal, patented in 1897 by Bayer, as is the Vorwerk- Kobold vacuum cleaner.

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and the European Institute for International Economic Relations are located in the city.

In English

Wuppertal – Universität

Operahus i Wuppertal

Det gamla operahuset i Barmen, som 1929 slogs samman med Elberfeld och fyra andra städer till det nuvarande Wuppertal, öppnades 1905. Där dirigerade bl a Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer och Hans Knappertbusch. Det nuvarande operahuset byggt på grundmurarna av det gamla, invigdes 1956 och rymmer 843 platser. På operan i Elberfeld uruppfördes Delius Koanga 1904 och här var Knappertbusch operachef 1913-18.

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