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Culture

In Wuppertal culture means: important museums, modern dance (Pina Bausch), opera and theatre, enterprising cabaret and other small-stage performances...

Von der Heydt-Museum

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) Bonnard and Manet – 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

Historische Stadthalle at night

The symphony orchestra has been giving concerts in the “Historische Stadthalle” for over 100 years. Under its chief-conductor Julia Jones it has achieved a very high standard, both musically and technically.

 

Historische Stadthalle

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.

Wuppertaler Bühnen

The Opera House

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 in Barmen : the Opera House with 700 seats and the Theatre am Engelsgarten  with 155 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social and political developments in the local region during the early period of industrialisation, with the help of historical documents, tools and machines, models and various media stations.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

Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden

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.

Ticket reservations

Please make your ticket reservations for the following: - opera - theatre - symphony orchestra - Pina Bausch with

  • WMG / Malte Reiter
  • ©Stadt Wuppertal
  • WMG / Florian Schmitz
  • WMG /Simone Neutert
  • ©Stadt Wuppertal