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Surroundings and leisure activities
The surroundings and leisure activities in and around Wuppertal leave no wish unfulfilled. The University of Wuppertal is located in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most populous of Germany's 16 federal states. The location of the University of Wuppertal, with its wooded mountains, meadows, gardens, and fields of the "Bergisches Land" and its immediate proximity to the state capital Düsseldorf and the megacity Cologne is equally attractive for nature lovers and city dwellers. Thanks to the convenient location between two major railway stations and international airports, metropolises in all parts of Germany such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich can be reached easily and quickly by train or plane. In addition, the countries of Belgium and the Netherlands, invite you to broaden your cultural horizons on a day or weekend trip, as they can be reached in less than two hours by car.
The city of Wuppertal itself also has a lot to offer, being an interesting mixture of city life and a beautiful village with a variety of leisure activities. Those who want to take a deep breath can get to the nearest park or forest in just a few minutes. For those who prefer to explore the world sitting down, the Wuppertal suspension railway is not only the city's most famous sight but also one of the safest and most comfortable means of transport in the world.
On the pages of the city of Wuppertal, you will find everything you need to know about culture and education, tourism and leisure, the economy and urban development, as well as the city hall and citizen services.