The Fördertechnik Museum contains a unique collection of exhibits from all eras of transportation development.
Over 150 systems and devices, ranging from wheels to high-tech equipment, can not only be viewed up close, but also experienced in full operation. Visitors are allowed to put the conveyor technology into operation and have to lend a hand themselves when an elevator is set in motion or a fictitious river is to be crossed in a gondola.
In addition to a variety of different conveyors, often provided by generous companies, the museum also displays creative installations of its own, such as an ascending mobile equipped with soccer balls and a wild volleyball game – balls tossed up by numerous pneumatic cannons, similar to a water feature.
Other sculptures, such as steel horses and life-size cows, move their limbs powered by motors.
The oldest museum pieces are a 200-year-old ladder truck from Romania and a fully functioning mill elevator that is just over 120 years old.
Among the largest installations are a letter sorting machine and a shoe sorter originating from the USA. Numerous teddy bears, rabbits and other funny plush figures do laps around the museum on a roller coaster, among other things, and are not only exciting for the little visitors to discover.
You will recognize the Fördertechnik Museum by its two landmarks. The giant pipe, which points the way into the museum, and car 5 of the Wuppertal suspension railroad, which was taken out of service in 2017 and has since served the Fördertechnik Museum as a walk-in visitor attraction.