... and pleisure

What is more natural than to go to a concert in the Historische Stadthalle? First-rate artists and the excellent Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal make concerts a wonderful experience. But, of course, you can also choose from the wide range of other events contained in our varied programme.

Conferences in the Historische Stadthalle are remembered not only for the wonderful ambience, smooth running and interesting content. A successful social programme is of special appeal to all participants.

An action-packed conference

Get moving with our partners!

After sitting and concentrating hard for several hours, your body and mind will be refreshed by indoor, keep-fit activities, such as:

> Relaxation exercises, yoga, gymnastics
> In-line skating
> Climbing on a climbing wall

In cooperation with our partner company Deepwood Pro we are also happy to assist you putting together outdoor social programmes that are out of the ordinary like, for example, exciting hikes, team action on the tightrope, canoeing or mountain bike rides, keep-fit and yoga, climbing etc.

Highlights in Wuppertal

It is only a stone’s throw from the Historische Stadthalle to the centre of Wuppertal Elberfeld. A stroll through the town centre, which extends as far as the Luisenviertel (the picturesque old town area around Luisenstraße), provides opportunity for shopping or whiling away the hours in a wide choice of restaurants or cafes.  

The Von der Heydt Museum, with its famous collection, is also to be found in the heart of Elberfeld while, not far away, the well-known design faculty of Wuppertal University has established its Institut für Kunst and Design im Kolkmannhaus (Art and Design Institute) in a former factory on the banks of the Wupper.

Since 2008, the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden has enriched Wuppertal's cultural offering. The setting is the one-time private gardens of the Wuppertal entrepreneur and paint manufacturer Dr. Kurt Herberts, in which there is a permanent exhibition of the works of the internationally renowned Wuppertal sculptor Tony Cragg. Temporary exhibitions by guest artists and musical events also regularly take place in the park.

Dance, theatre & opera
The world-famous dance ensemble Tanztheater Pina Bausch, which is based in the newly renovated opera house, is frequently on tour. However, with a bit of luck, your visit will coincide with one of their highly regarded performances in Wuppertal.

An opera performance in the beautifully restored 1950s building is quite an experience. And theatre productions of the “Wuppertaler Bühnen” found their new home in the “Engelsgarten”.

Cinema, cabaret & more
Two local cinemas, Cinemaxx and Cinetal show films of all genres. The “Forum Maximum” puts on cabaret and other smaller-scale artistic events in several loactions. And the various local town magazines contain information about what’s on in the town’s lively club scene and gives details of current concerts and parties.

The “Schwebebahn”, the zoo & local history
You can hop aboard the world-famous suspension railway (Schwebebahn)  at several stations in the town centre and, from there, you can explore the route running along the valley from Oberbarmen to Vohwinkel. The house in Barmen where Friedrich Engels was born and which now houses an industrial history museum, or, on the way to Vohwinkel, the enchanting zoo in one of the noble residential districts with fine villas are just some of the stopping-off points which you can quickly reach on your trip.

Town & country
If you want to relax from a heavy conference schedule by “returning to nature”, you will find green parks set among hills offering wonderful views of the town and the rolling, wooded landscape nearby.
A medieval castle, Schloss Burg, the one-time home of the counts von Berg, the 19th century, iron “Müngstener Brücke” railway bridge and the romantic setting of the Altenberg cathedral are favourites for a “day out”.

Wellness & golf
Wellness facilities are available just a short distance from the Stadthalle, where enthusiasts can indulge in an architectural treasure from the 1950s – what the Wuppertalers call the “Schwimmoper” or “swimmers’ opera house”. In this lavishly renovated swimming pool, reopened in 2010, you can work on improving your fitness or just relax in the sauna and salt grotto. If that isn’t enough, the local area offers a wide range of wellness-, fitness- and sport facilities. Golfers particularly value the region for its many golf courses, such as the Golf-Club Bergisch Land or Golfclub Juliana.

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