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This webcam shows the central station of Wuppertal at Döppersberg. Until 2017 the area in front of the station is under construction to provide a much more attractive entrance to the city.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Die Webcam zeigt den Hauptbahnhof Wuppertal am Döppersberg von Osten aus. Bis 2017 wird der komplette Bereich rund um den Hauptbahnhof umfangreich umgebaut.
Elberfeld is a municipal subdivision of the German city of Wuppertal; it was an independent town until 1929. History: The first official mentioning of the geographic area on the banks of today's Wupper River as "elverfelde" was in a document of 1161. Etymologically, "elver" is derived from the old Lower German word for "river." (See etymology of the name of the German Elbe River; cf. Scandinavian älv). Therefore the original meaning of "elverfelde" can be understood as "field on the river." Elverfelde received its town charter in 1610. In 1726 Elias Eller and the pastor Daniel Schleiermacher founded a Philadelphian society. They later moved to Ronsdorf in the Duchy of Berg, becoming the Zionites, a fringe sect. In 1826 Friedrich Harkort, a famous German industrialist and politician, had a type of suspension railway built as a trial and ran it on the grounds of what is today the tax office at Elberfeld. In fact the railway, the Schwebebahn Wuppertal, was eventually built between ... Read more about Elberfeld on Wikipedia