Guided Tour Engels Garden

followed by a visit to the Engels House

The textile factory and factory colony of the Engels family was located in Barmer-Bruch - today's Engels Garden. Two town houses and two workers' houses as well as the nearby Unterbarmer Hauptkirche (main church), which was built by Friedrich Engels senior, have been preserved. Friedrich Engels spent his youth here, was educated in the pious spirit of his ancestors and gained social experience that was later of great use to him as an author of social reports, a philosopher and a politician.
The Engels Garden is marked by three monuments in honour to the "great son of the city" and "co-founder of scientific socialism". At the same time, they are testimonies to a thoroughly controversial culture of remembrance.

After the guided tour, you will discover the Engels House on your own with its permanent exhibition on the life and work of Friedrich Engels. The visit to the Engels House is included in the price.

Sundays: April 14; May 12; June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 13, 2024 each at 2:00 p.m.
Can also freely booked as a group tour via the Visitor Centre (

Meeting place
Engelsgarten, Engelsstraße, sculpture by Alfred Hrdlicka "The Strong Left".

60 minutes, followed by a visit to the Engels House (admission included in the tour price) 

10 €; reduced rate 5 €

Language: German, but also as a free bookable tour in english available

Booking via Wuppertal-Live or on site at the visitor service (Tel.: +49 (0)202 563 4375, e-mail: