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    Walking time 

    Solingen has 1,357 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 42 days. And, when you need to get home there are 284 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Solingen.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Solingen has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Solingen has more than 44,780 street lamps, which use 2.2 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1% of Solingen’s total area, 89 square kilometers. That means each of Solingen’s 164,205 residents has an average of 5.4 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Solingen want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 195 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 117 sights and monuments, and far more than 584 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Solingen. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Solingen offers more than 16 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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