THE „BERGISCHES LAND”
The Bergisches Land is a region in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) that, apart from the three-city triangle Remscheid–Solingen–Wuppertal also includes the district of Mettmann, the independent city of Leverkusen, the Rheinisch Bergisch and Oberbergisch district as well as parts of the Rhine-Sieg district. It therefore makes up the southeastern part of the North Rhine region and—except for the cities and municipalities located in the Bay of Cologne—forms part of the Rheinisch slate mountains.
The Bergisches Land was preceded by the historical Duchy of Berg. The early sovereigns, the counts of Berg, were also named after the region. The cities of Düsseldorf, Mülheim an der Ruhr and parts of Cologne, Duisburg and Oberhausen also belong to the historical territory of the Bergisches Land. The former sovereignties of Gimborn and Homburg in what is today the Oberbergisch district became part of the Great Duchy of Berg during the time of Napoleon.
- The „Beyenburger Reservoir”
- Golf course in Wuppertal
- The „Werther Brücke” with the Wuppertal overhead railway
- Early days in Wuppertal
- The „Von-der-Heydt-Museum”