the weather was bad today - like so often here. So we only took a walk in the municipal area. Katja went with a friend and took me and cat Prance with her. She said it would be enough to have two wet ToyVoyagers if it should start to rain again Of course I am used to become wet … but a cat? Poor Prance ...
We walked along the Route of Tools (Trasse des Werkzeugs). This is a lane for pedestrians and cyclists which was built on a closed railway track. It was sponsored by local tool producing companies. Remscheid is famous for it's tool producing industry since medieval times. That's why this lane is called Trasse des Werkzeugs. It starts at the central railway statioin and is following a former track for freight trains to the district Hasten, it is about 5 km long.
We walked the opposite direction, from Hasten to the central railway station. We went through the municipal park to get to Hasten. Today I saw the observatory, situated in the entrance area of the park.
From the Route of Tools you have a great view to the suburbs of the neighbour cities, here it is Wuppertal again.
Of course we had to cross roads sometimes.
At an intersection some signs with the logos of some sponsors are installed.
The first one is showing the crest of Remscheid.
You can find some artwork along this route. Here is a statue made of the waste of punched parts for tools. They were welded together and later painted by kids. Can you spot us sitting in the coloured thing?
Here we are!
Those old houses were built really close to the railway track.
This is the temporary initial point. The route still has to be completed over a few hundred meters to the central station. They were building a new central station during the last two years. It was completed last month. Now the Route of Tools also will be finished soon.
From here walked home through the city centre.
We bought some pieces of cake in the bakery on the right side of the next photo.
This is one of the churches in the city centre.
We saw this funny fountain here, with a lot of whirling and spattering mechanism.
Here you can see the beginning of the main shopping street.
This is the main entrance of the shopping mall. Of course there is nothing going on because it is Sunday, all shops except of cafes, some flower shops, bakeries and petrol stations are closed in Germany.
At the end of the shopping street you can find those giant forceps, as a symbol for the tool producing industry.
We also took a fast look at the city hall, which is the building with the tower.
From here we went to the home of Katja's friend an enjoyed our cake and coffee.
By the way, it did not rain, so we kept dry.