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Wuppertal, Germany - 7th July 2013

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we visited friends today They are living in the neighbour city Wuppertal.

We went to Wuppertal by bus. Before we went to their house we took a walk in the city centre. Here you can see the historic concert hall.

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Wuppertal is situated in the valley of river Wupper. From this place close to the concert hall we had a first overview.

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Here you can see the concert hall once more. Sort of dancing contest was  taking place here today, everywhere you could see people dressed in fantastic dancing costumes.

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This is a swimming bath, it is called "Schwimmoper" (swimming opera). It has room for 1.600 spectators.

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We went down to the city centre than. The first thing you see is the Schwebebahn (Suspension Railway).

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It was built in late 19th century and was established in 1901. The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper River. Most of the track is built over river Wupper.  The whole route is about 13,3 km long. Taking a trip from one end the other takes about 30 minutes.

Katja promised that we would take a short trip with the railway, so we went to the next station.

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In Wuppertal you can find modern buildings and historic things close together, like this old bridge in front of recently built houses.

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This is one of 20 stations along the track. The stations are built in different styles, this one is a really modern one, while you can also find stations in their original historic style.

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Inside the station ...

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Can you see the incoming train?

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We took a short trip than, only three stations.

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We got out of the train in a more industrial area, there were factory buildings built at the river bank.

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This station was refurbished in its original style.

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We walked back to the city centre.

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We even saw the "Kaiserwagen", an historic train which you can hire for special events.

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This is the court building, also situated close to the river.

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Here you can see another of the more modern stations, built with a lot of glass.

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In those buildings you can mostly find offices, but also bars, surgeries and smaller factories.

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Our trip ended here and we went visiting our friends.

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Bye
Mr. Forest

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