In Wuppertal culture means: important museums, modern dance (Pina Bausch), opera and theatre, enterprising cabaret and other small-stage performances...
Von der Heydt-Museum
The "Von der Heydt-Museum" is one of the most significant internationally-famous museums of fine art. It displays paintings and sculptures from the 16th century to the present, with a special focus on artists of the 19th and 20th centuries:
Degas, Gauguin, Spitzweg and Munch, Picasso and Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet. Its exhibitions of impressionist painters - Renoir, Monet (the latter with over 300,000 visitors), and Bonnard - have attracted worldwide attention.
Pina Bausch Dance Company
Critics refer to Pina Bausch, who died in 2009, as one of the most significant choreographers of our time. The Wuppertal dance company achieved international standing under her direction.
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
The symphony orchestra has been giving concerts in the "Historische Stadthalle" for over 100 years. Under its conductor Toshiyuki Kamioka it has achieved a very high standard, both musically and technically.
The "Historische Stadthalle am Johannisberg" is Wuppertal's architectural jewel. It has been expertly restored, and since 1995 this historic gem has presented itself in its former glory. It is one of the most beautiful concert halls and conference venues in Europe.
The theatre company of the "Wuppertaler Bühnen" stages high-quality opera and theatre productions. The world-famous Pina Bausch Dance Company gives its performances here. The "Wuppertaler Bühnen" have two venues: the Opera House in Barmen with 700 seats and the Theatre Foyer in Elberfeld with 135 seats. Both are listed buildings.
Engelshaus Museum and Museum of Early Industrialisation
The Engelshaus Museum presents the life and work of the German philosopher and social theorist Friedrich Engels, who was born here in 1820.
The Museum of Early Industrialisation illustrates the technological, social and political developments in the local region during the early period of industrialisation, with the help of historical documents, tools and machines, models and various media stations.
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden - Tony Cragg
The "Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden" represents for Tony Cragg, a British artist who lives and works in Wuppertal, the realisation of a dream. Works by Cragg and other internationally-famous sculptors harmonise with the landscape and natural surroundings in this park.