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Wuelfrath

Natural idyll with historical character

The townscape of Wülfrath is characterized equally by modern development and mountain cosiness. The smallest town in the north-east of the district of Mettmann impresses with its Niederberg flair and lively idyll. Exciting local recreation areas, cultural and sports activities as well as numerous opportunities for active leisure activities fill the modern jewel of neanderland with life.

 

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On the trail of the past

A special highlight is the Time tunnel: In the 160 meter long, former mining tunnel of the Bochum quarry, 400 million years of geological history and the history of the Wülfrath lime industry can be experienced. The extraordinary atmosphere of the outdoor museum is rounded off by a spectacular view of the disused Schlupkothen quarry and ensures a unique experience.

The lovingly designed exhibition in the Niederbergisches Museum provides insights into the living and working world in the 19th century and addresses the industrial methods of the Wülfrath lime industry. In a very traditional way, hungry visitors can also let themselves be spoiled by a Bergisch coffee table.

Sport, nature and culture

It's the mix that counts

Two cyclists on a gravel path along green nature from a frog's perspective
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In addition to those interested in culture, active guests also get their money's worth: the idyllic hilly landscape of the Niederberg region not only invites you to relax, but above all to go hiking and cycling. On the Niederbergbahn panoramic cycle path cyclists can reach Heiligenhaus and Essen-Kettwig via Velbert on former railway lines with a slight incline.

The Wülfrather water world, a modern swimming pool in the heart of the city centre, young and old are guaranteed to have very special fun on the water slide or the diving towers. An exciting day can be ended in a relaxed manner in the attractive sauna area.

Partial section of the tree-lined body of water of the Schlupkothen in the former quarry in Wülfrath
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Nature lovers will discover disused and active limestone quarries and impressive flora and fauna in Wülfrath. The surroundings, shaped by old industrial culture, promise breathtaking views and a very special atmosphere. A trip to the Schlupkothen quarry with turquoise water that you can circumnavigate on a leisurely stroll. If you are interested in the exciting history of the origins of the earth, you will miss a visit to the time tunnels not around.

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experience history

Traditional festivals, events and Sunday shopping enliven the city center several times a year. All year round, the historically grown old town of the city of Wülfrath with its winding streets, picturesque half-timbered houses as well as modern buildings invites you to take a relaxed stroll through lovingly designed shops.

Explore Wuelfrath

Land Rover Experience Center Wuelfrath

Wuelfrath

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Niederbergisches Museum Wuelfrath

Wuelfrath

© Trägerverein Niederbergisches Museum Wülfrath e.V.

Historic town center: Wülfrath

Wuelfrath

Climbing in the Bochumer Bruch quarry

Wuelfrath

Schlupkothen quarry

Wuelfrath

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Düssel honey

Wuelfrath

© Düssel-Honig

Bettina and Markus Wagner GbR

Wuelfrath

© Bettina und Markus Wagner GbR

The nature explorers

Wuelfrath

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Wülfrath time tunnel

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Wülfrather water world

Wuelfrath

© Stadt Wülfrath, Wülfrather Wasserwelt

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