…near the Wupper
Burg, a part of the city of Solingen, is known mainly for the castle of the same name that thrones high on a crag above the Wupper. It was erected at the beginning of the 12th century as the seat of power of the Counts of Berg, who gave their name to the region “Bergisches Land”. Numerous cafés in the upper castle and below entice guests with waffl es – a local specialty – and beautiful views of the medieval buildings and the surrounding nature. A chairlift whisks visitors from the Wupper banks up to the castle, or more active visitors can climb the steep little path that connects Oberburg and Unterburg.
The castle premises are the scene of numerous markets, renaissance fairs, theatre productions, fairytale days and other events throughout the year. The castle itself is home to the “Bergisches Museum”, and the many associated buildings house not only cafés but a variety of traditional handicrafts such as a pottery and a brush maker, as well as a visitor centre office.
The tourist office Bergisches Land Tourismus Marketing e.V. (www.die-bergischen-drei.de) provides more information on Solingen-Burg and its attractions.