More than 360,000 residents and visitors to the city enjoy an extensive range of cultural activities, good shopping opportunities, and a high level of recreational value. The Wilhelminian style and Art Nouveau provide striking architectural accents. With the newly designed area around the main train station on Döppersberg, Wuppertal is getting a new, inviting gateway to the city. The west and east are connected by the Nordbahntrasse, a former railway line that has been converted into a cycle path and which conveys a very special Wuppertal lifestyle.
At the same time, you can enjoy the advantages of the big city in Wuppertal. Immerse yourself in the colorful life of the Bergisch metropolis: Shopping in Wuppertal offers a great variety, with shopping centers, galleries, and boutiques for every taste. You will find the shops of the classic chains and chain stores as well as creative, owner-managed retail. The old town of Elberfeld is practically the Luisenviertel. Fashion, jewelry, specialty, or book shops alternate here with a wide variety of restaurants. Around Luisenstraße, you can not only eat well but also go out pretty well in stylish bars and rustic pubs.