From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Main sights include:
- Concert hall, a fine piece of turn-of-the-century architecture with outstanding acoustics (Stadthalle)
- Wuppertal Dance Theatre (Tanztheater Wuppertal), a world-famous center of modern dance founded by the choreographer Pina Bausch
- Engels house (Engels-Haus), 18th century-architecturally typical of the region, it houses a permanent display of materials associated with Friedrich Engels and other famous citizens of Wuppertal
- Wuppertal Zoo, a large, nicely landscaped zoo
- Botanischer Garten Wuppertal, a municipal botanical garden
- Arboretum Burgholz, an extensive arboretum
- Von der Heydt Museum is an important art gallery with works by 19th- and 20th-century artists. The first of Picasso’s works that ever appeared in public was displayed here.
- Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, a sculpture park with exhibition hall, founded by sculptor Tony Cragg
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