city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Clemensgalerie and Clemens-church

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Solingen is world famous for its century old tradition of making knives and swords and you can still get a high quality blade here, but expect to pay good money for good quality.

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  • 1 Solingen Main Station.    The train station has regular services to other cities in North Rhine-Westphalia (Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, etc.) and elsewhere in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich...), as well as sporadic services to Basel and Vienna.

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Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, and Frankfurt are all within close proximity to Solingen.

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Solingen is one of only three remaining cities in Germany to still have buses driven by overhead wires. The other two German cities to retain such systems (as of 2020) are Eberswalde and Esslingen.

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  • 1 Müngstener Brücke. with the adjacent Brückenpark: The Müngsten Viaduct between Solingen and Remscheid is the highest railway bridge in Germany, running at 107 metres above ground level. A park located below the bridge contains various playground items, a mini golf course, a hand-operated overhead ferry and a bistro. Also, there are various hiking trails in the area.    
  • 2 Burg Castle (Schloss Burg).    

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