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Wuppertal (German pronunciation: [ˈvʊpɐtaːl] ) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in and around the river Wupper valley, and is situated east of the city of Düsseldorf and south of the Ruhr area. With a population of approximately 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land. Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, and its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. Two-thirds of the total municipal area of Wuppertal is green space. From any part of the city, it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or woodland paths. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Wupper valley was one of the largest industrial regions of continental Europe. The increasing demand for coal from the textile mills and blacksmith shops encouraged the expansion of the nearby Ruhrgebiet. Wuppertal still is a major industrial centre, being home to industries such as textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobiles, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment. Aspirin originates from Wuppertal, patented in 1897 by Bayer, as is the Vorwerk- Kobold vacuum cleaner. The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and the European Institute for International Economic Relations are located in the city.

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Wuppertal is a fascinating city inNorth Rhine-Westphalia,Germanysituated in and around theWupperriver valley. It is often called “The San Francisco of Germany”. The city is famous for two things– the River and the “Schwebebahn”, or ‘hovering railway’. It is one of the major industrial regions of Europe. 

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Facts and Stats for Wuppertal*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wuppertal

    Know the pollution level of Wuppertal before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Wuppertal: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wuppertal for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wuppertal.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.43 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.57 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 39.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.29 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Wuppertal - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.22 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51 (High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.51 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wuppertal

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wuppertal

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 107.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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