Northern Europe prized the quality of Solingen's manufactured weaponry, and they were traded across the European continent.
This line has been operated by Abellio Deutschland starting 15 Dec. The Rhein-Wupper-Bahn (RB 48) runs over the Gruiten–Köln-Deutz line to Bonn-Mehlem via Opladen and Cologne.It has been operated by National Express starting 13 Dec. The first trolleybus was brought into service on 19 June 1952.It is a member of the regional authority of the Rhineland.Solingen is called the "City of Blades", since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors made by famous firms such as Dreiturm, DOVO Solingen, Wüsthof, J. Henckels, Böker, Klauberg, Eickhorn-Solingen, and numerous other manufacturers.„Im JOYclub trifft man auf tolerante und aufgeschlossene Menschen.
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The city's highest point at 276 metres (906 ft) is in the northern borough of Gräfrath at the Light Tower, previously the water tower, and the lowest point at 53 metres (174 ft) is in the southwest.
The following cities and communities share a border with Solingen, starting in the northeast and going clockwise around the city: Solingen currently consists of five boroughs.
The following chart shows the population figures within Solingen's city limits at the respective points in time.
The figures are derived from census estimates or numbers provided by statistical offices or city agencies, with the exception of figures preceding 1843, which were gathered using inconsistent recording techniques.
Solingen's population doubled between the years 18 due to the incorporation of the city Dorp into Solingen in 1889, at which time the population reached 36,000.