31 December, 2016

Wuppertal rocks

Wuppertal rocks. After spending last Christmas in D-dorf, I dare to say the city that I wrongly assumed would be a little provincial town is way cooler than both Düsseldorf and Duisburg combined. In contrast to Düsseldorf that seems to be a mix of very chic and very ghetto, Wuppertal will charm you with a very relaxed atmosphere, lots of nature, friendly people, and an overall very clean city which is just big enough to make everything accessable within walking distance.

Once the lovely "good morning" from the attic was documented properly, it was time to explore.
Having no internet connection yet, I skipped the map-thing, just droping off my sister at her new job and going for a walk afterwards, hoping to find my way back home somehow. But it soon turned out there was no need for fear. The suspension railway turned out to be an excellent point of reference, and so were all the Christmas markets and big shops along the streets.
Well, I almost did get lost, following a path that led me towards the former city hall, but it turned to be a harmless detour with lots of things to see.
The city center itself seels to be full of interesting details, lots of spires and above all, lined by those beautiful ornamented Gründerzeit buildings.
New colours, on the other hand, make sure the city never seems stuffily, or boring, or stuck in history.
And when shopping becomes too tiring, there is always an opportunity for a good lunch, or a quick snack. I will certainly  want to come back to Mr Phung, Restaurant Croatien and Pad Thai
One of the most stunning revelations however was the historic Stadthalle with its stunning interior. 

~ to be continued ~

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