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WUPPERTAL
1. Schwebewahn
One of the city's greatest attractions is the suspended monorail(in German, Wuppertaler Schwebebahn), which was established in 1901. The tracks are 8m above the streets and 12m above the Wupper River.
2. Historische Stadthalle(Concert Hall)
The Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal is located in an impressive building, built in 1900.
This histroic center for 2000 guests is one of the city's landmark and stands on a green hill overlooking the town. It is an architectural gem which has crowned the town since 1900.
3. Zoo Wuppertal
In a nicely landscaped Zoo Wuppertal, about 5,000 animals from about 500 species from all continents live on the park's 20 had areal. The zoo was founded in 1879. The highlights include brand new enclosures for tigers and lions, a group of elephants, polar bears, orang-utans, chimps, gorillas, penguins, and the tapirs.
3. Botanischer Garten
The Botani Garden is in the middle in the city on the western of the park area of the Hardt. It is on a height about 90 meters over the valley of the Wupper. The actual area of the garden possesses 230 x 70 meters. On the area are at least partial accessible building with Orangerie and Elisenturm.
4. Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden
It is the Sculpture park with exhibition hall, founded by sculptor Tony Cragg who has been living in Wuppertal for over 20 years. In a lovely landscape, visitors can see his sculptures.
(Im Jahr 2006 erwarb Tony Cragg einen 15 Hektar großen verwilderten Privatpark mit der denkmalgeschutzten Villa Waldfrieden am Rande des Christbuschs im Wuppertaler Wohnquartier Hesselnberg, dem ehemaligen Wohnsitz des 1989 verstorbenen Unternehmers Kurt Herberts, um dort in einem Skulpturenpark eigene Werke sowie die Werke anderer Kunstler auszustellen. Zu sehen sind 19 Bronzen, Stahl- und Metall-Werke von Tony Cragg.)
5. Von der Heydt Museum
The Von-der-Heydt Museum in Elberfeld, Wuppertal is one of the finest galleries with impressive collection of international art from the 16th century to the present. Amongst the artists present here are: Max Beckmann, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gustave Courbet, etc. It is located in the remains of the town's neo-Renaissance City Hall.
6. Friedrich-Engels-Haus(1820-1895)
The Engels-Haus was built in 1775, commissioned by Johann Caspar Engels(1715-1787) in late Baroque style by Eberhard Haarmann. The Haus, near the Friedrich-Engels-Allee, is today with the Museum for Early Industralization, the so-called histroic center.
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