Cronenberg (Wuppertal)

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Coat of arms of Cronenberg (4)
Wuppertal coat of arms
Cronenberg (4)
district of Wuppertal
Location of the Cronenberg district in Wuppertal
Coordinates 51 ° 12 '21 "  N , 7 ° 7' 44"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 12 '21 "  N , 7 ° 7' 44"  E.
height 100- 325  m above sea level. NHN
surface 21.50 km²
Residents 21,140 (Dec. 31, 2016)
Population density 983 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 7.3% (December 31, 2016)
Post Code 42349
prefix 0202
Allocation of seats (district representation)
CDU SPD Green FDP left WFW
6th 3 3 1 1 1
Transport links
bus CE64 CE65 607 613 615 625 630 633 635 645
Source: Wuppertal statistics - spatial data

Cronenberg (probable meaning: "Krähenberg" or "Kranich (en) berg") is a district of Wuppertal and one of the ten districts of the city under administrative law. Until it was united with other cities and districts to Wuppertal in 1929, Cronenberg was an independent city and mayor's office in the Mettmann district .


View from the west of the center of Cronenberg (from Solingen-Gräfrath)

Cronenberg lies on a ridge that slopes slightly from north to south, bordered in the east by the Gelpe and Morsbach streams and in the west and south by the river Wupper . The city district lies at a height of 335 m above sea level ( Hahnerberg ) to 100 m (Wuppersohle near Müngsten ), has an area of ​​2151.45 hectares and is about 53% forested. Cronenberg has been part of the Bergisches Land nature park since 2006 .

Division in the district

Division into quarters


950 years of Cronenberg
Cronenberg-Mitte with "Krings-Eck" (left) and reformed church from 1771

Cronenberg was first mentioned as "Cronberga" around 1050 in a document from the Werden monastery . About 1220 it appeared as "Croyaberge" in a lift tab of the pin Gerresheim on. There in 1312 the "parochia (= parish ) Cromberg" was called. It belonged to Elberfeld Castle and was therefore owned by the Archbishops of Cologne . After several changes of ownership, Cronenberg became part of the Duchy of Berg together with Elberfeld in 1427 . In 1453 Cronenberg was mentioned as a "village" in which well-attended markets take place.

In 1797 509 families, 253 fireplaces, 875 Bergische acres of arable land, 83 Berg. Morning meadows, 1,700 mountains. Acres of forest, as well as 13 horses for goods transport and 156 oxen and cows recorded.

The duchy passed under French rule in 1806. In the French administrative system after the defeat of Prussia , Cronenberg was given the status of an independent "Commune" in 1808 , after a brief membership in the Elberfeld arrondissement in the canton of Ronsdorf . Johann Abraham von den Steinen became its mayor ("Directeur").

In the years after Napoleon's defeat and the incorporation of the Grand Duchy of Berg into the Kingdom of Prussia ( Rhine Province ) in 1815, there were frequent administrative changes. Until 1820 Cronenberg belonged to the district of Solingen and was then assigned to the district of Mettmann . This was dissolved again in the same year and Cronenberg came to the Elberfeld district . With the ordinance of the Prussian King of July 13, 1827, the municipality of Cronenberg was elevated to the status of a city by placing a member of the Rhenish provincial assembly in a city association together with other places . Cronenberg was de facto recognized as a city and was allowed to call itself such. In a cadastral map from March 1, 1830, the parcels of Burgholz, Küllenhahn, Vohwinkel, Dohr, Kuchhausen, Berghausen, Heidt, Sudberg, Wüsterhaus, Kollfurth, Herighausen, Evertsau and Kronenberg themselves were identified as belonging to the Kronenberg mayor . On October 23, 1856, the municipality of Cronenberg was granted city rights. The savings bank was opened in 1857 and a telegraph station was set up in 1863. After Elberfeld and Barmen were appointed independent cities on September 21, 1860, the Elberfeld district was dissolved and Cronenberg came back to the Mettmann district, which was newly founded at the same time. The first Kronenberger Zeitung appeared on July 1, 1869 .

Cronenberg and the Wuppertal founded in 1929 (outlined in red)

On April 1, 1891, Cronenberg was connected to the railway network with the construction of the Burgholzbahn . In the same year Cronenberg took part in the Ronsdorf-Müngstener Railway . In 1900 the tram service to Elberfeld and Remscheid-Hasten was started, the route over the Kohlfurt to Solingen followed in 1914. In the years 1899 and 1900 a new, representative administration building was built to replace the town hall built in 1876 and already too small Parts of the old town were destroyed in a bomb attack on June 24, 1943.

Since 1929, Cronenberg has been part of Wuppertal , which was newly created as part of the municipal reorganization. A small part had to be given to Remscheid . Many Cronenbergers were not satisfied with this integration, but alternatives (such as the entire integration into neighboring Remscheid) were rejected. In 1933 the "House and Landowners Association Cronenberg" pleaded for the company to regain independence; this project fails.


In 2003 the Lutheran (which called itself "Evangelical") and the Reformed congregation merged. The Reformed Church is now the main church, a prominent point in Cronenberg and the district's landmark. The Emmaus Church, which used to belong to the Lutheran congregation, is also in the center and is now a congregation center with a café. Other places of worship are the Nicodemus Church on Sudberg and the Friedenskirche on Hahnerberger Straße, which has been converted into a kindergarten with a church service hall since November 2016.

The Catholic parish bears the name "Heilige Ewalde" (plural) - after the two missionary monks from the 7th century AD who died as a martyr. The church with the community center is located northeast of the town center on the main road. There is a significant proportion of Italian parishioners in the parish.

Population development

Population development from 1808 to 2016
  • 1808: 3.810
  • 1834: 5,838
  • 1861: 7.613
  • 1871: 7.901
  • 1880: 8.214
  • 1900: 10.210
  • 1910: 12,869
  • 1925: 14.051
  • 2003: 22,370
  • 2004: 22,170
  • 2005: 22.057
  • 2006: 21,994
  • 2015: 21,039
  • 2016: 21,140


District Representation

According to the NRW municipal code, there is a district council in each city district, the members of which are elected for five years. The BV has various decision-making, hearing and participation rights as far as Cronenberger matters are concerned. The meetings usually take place monthly (except during the holidays). The distribution of seats:

CDU SPD GREEN FDP WfW The left total
2009 6th 3 3 1 1 1 15th

Both in the 1999–2004 electoral period and in the current 2004–2009 period, the CDU is the strongest parliamentary group in the district council.


  • 1808–1828 Johann Abraham von den Steinen
  • 1828–1834 Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst (representative)
  • 1834–1835 Wilhelm Wortmann
  • 1835–1846 Ludwig Döring
  • 1847–1853 Wilhelm Handel
  • 1853-1857 Jacob Cronenberg
  • 1857–1867 Eduard Theobald de Leuw (December 4, 1820 - July 2, 1872)
  • 1867–1869 (administration)
  • 1869–1873 Otto Bock
  • 1873–1885 Otto Paulussen
  • 1885–1920 Albert Kemmann (* 1858; † 1931)
  • 1920–1929 Maximilian Reifarth
  • 1945–1945 Alfred Hamm (* 1899; † 1961; deployed on April 16, 1945 by the US military authorities in ignorance of the city association and in office until May 4, 1945)

coat of arms

Historical coat of arms of Cronenberg

The coat of arms, which was not officially approved even at the time when Cronenberg was a town, shows the Bergisch lion standing on a green mountain. He is holding a black scythe blade in his paw, symbolizing the distinctive tool industry in Cronenberg and pointing to Cronenberg's former scythe privilege. A crow can be seen under the central arch, alluding to the alleged origin of the name "Cronenberg" from "Krähenberg".

Culture and sights

Cronenberg from the north side; Drawing by Johann Müller (1856)


  • Bergisches Tram Museum e. V.
    The smallest tram company in Germany! The section of the former Wuppertal tram line 5 (Dönberg - Elberfeld train station - Cronenberg - Solingen-Mühlenhof) between Cronenberg-Lenzhaus and Kohlfurther bridge could be preserved as a museum train. The route meanders through the forest of the picturesque Kaltenbachtal for about three kilometers. It is maintained and operated by volunteer tram drivers. You can also visit the vehicle collection from meter-gauge trams in the Rhine-Ruhr-Wupper and Westphalia region.

Witnesses of industrial culture

  • Manuelskotten
    Halfway up between Cronenberg-Mitte and the district of Kohlfurt in the Kaltenbachtal is the Manuelskotten, the only hydropower-powered company in Wuppertal. Large cutter knives for the food industry are still sharpened here today. The Manuelskotten can also be visited as a “living industrial monument”.


Cenotaph for the fallen of the First and Second World Wars
  • Cronenberg Memorial
    The erection of a memorial for those who fell in Cronenberg during the First World War was decided by the city ​​council on February 10, 1925 , but the construction costs could only be covered by donations from the population. On 17 July 1927, the centenary of the city took place at the groundbreaking ceremony on the square behind the Protestant Emmaus Church held the memorial was inaugurated on 14 October 1928. The execution in limestone and bronze was made for a model of the Kassel sculptor Eduard Timaeus , the had emerged from a competition. The Cronenberg city planning officer Walter Siedentopf and the renowned Barmer architect Peter Klotzbach were involved in the design of the square . A squat, square pyramid with a knob-like crown rises on a flat pedestal , in front of which is the sculpture of a grieving woman. The vertical surfaces at the base of the pyramid are provided with a circumferential band of bronze plaques that show the names of the more than 400 fallen. The inclined surfaces of the crown carrying the - war verherrlichend acting from today's perspective - inscription CRONENBERG his heroic 1914-1918 / ye die - you live 1958 dedication was the monument by attaching a bronze inscription panel according to design of the Wuppertal sculptor Harald Schmahl on the Front under the sculpture extended to the fallen of World War II .



  • TiC (theater in Cronenberg)
    Small but successful Cronenberg private theater with the main venue directly above the district library. Musical productions are shown in the venue in Unterkirchen.


  • Cronenberger Men's Choir e. V.
    Traditional choir with over 100 singers
  • Choral society MGV "Sängerhain" 1893 Wuppertal-Sudberg
  • Trumpet Choir Cronenberg
    Wind orchestra with about 40 fellow players
  • Spell '88 - Gospels and musicals from Cronenberg
Since it was founded in 1988, eleven musicals have been staged, which are performed in-house, at church services, at weddings, baptisms and city festivals. The highlights are the appearances at the Evangelical Church Congress . Spell'88 is directed by Martin Ribbe, a Protestant cantor from Cronenberg.
  • New choir Cronenberg
Choir founded in 2000 and around 40 singers. The New Choir Cronenberg is also directed by Martin Ribbe.

Regular events

  • Cronenberger tool box : takes place every two years
  • Cronenberg benefit concert "Cronenberg helps": Benefit event with a large music program (in the first half of the year in the "Alte Schmiede" of the Knipex company , Oberkamperstr.)
  • Fire brigade festival of the Cronenberg volunteer fire brigade
  • Fire brigade festival of the Hahnerberg volunteer fire brigade
  • Forest festival of the Naturfreunde Cronenberg
  • Kirmes in Kemmannstrasse: annually on the first or second weekend in September


  • Cronenberger SC
    Since 1902 the Cronenberger SC has stood for soccer on the south heights . The first team currently plays (2018/2019 season) in the Niederrhein regional soccer league (group 1) and is the "number 2" in the valley after Wuppertaler SV. With currently 14 registered youth teams, the CSC is one of the largest youth departments in the district. The long-time 2nd chairman and manager Horst Neuhoff, who died in February 2006, pulled the strings at the CSC for almost 30 years and helped to bring the first team to the top of the association league. The Hauptstrasse sports field was therefore renamed “Horst-Neuhoff-Sportsfield”.
    In 2006 the CSC was awarded a certificate from the Sepp Herberger Foundation by the German Football Association for its particularly remarkable youth work.
    The CSC was West German runner-up in 1921 and German amateur runner-up in 1952. In the final of the German Amateur Championship, the CSC lost 2: 5 to VfR Schwenningen in front of over 80,000 spectators in the Ludwigshafen stadium. Despite the defeat, this is still considered the greatest success in the club's history. Herbert Jäger, Paul Wansel, Helmut Bogkmann, Edmund Dapprich, Reinhold Dyckers, Karl Rauhaus, Erich Streup, Siegfried Wellner, Willi Kunze, Günter Görts and Edwin Schulz played in the final eleven.
    Werner Görts , a Cronenberger plant, hit a successful professional career and played for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga from 1966 to 1978 . He scored 74 goals in 391 Bundesliga appearances. From 1993 to 1996 the former national player Holger Fach coached the first team at Cronenberger SC.
  • Cronenberger Schützenverein 1836 e. V., Lenzhaus
  • Cronenberger Turngemeinde 1880 e. V.
    The Cronenberger Turngemeinde was founded on June 30, 1880. The first board was composed as follows:
    Community attendant (1st chairman): Holzschneider; deputy: E. Klapproth; gymnastics warden: K. Grüber; deputy: E. Stolz; equipment warden: E. Leihener; clerk: C. Dörken jr .; deputy: J. Holtmanns; money warden: R Peters; Deputy: O. Bauer
    Since there were no public gyms, gymnastics were held in the halls of restaurants or, if the weather was good, outside on the “gymnastics grounds”. The teacher Karl Grübner, who was also the first managing director of the newly founded Wuppertaler Turngau and later also Gauturnwart of the Bergisches Gaus, directed the gymnastics lessons in Cronenberg. Before a new board of directors was named in 1890, many difficulties and problems had to be overcome. With the new board members Hugo and Robert Wallbrecher, there was a brief upswing in the gymnastics business before it came to a standstill and membership in the Wuppertal Turngau and DT expired. Only in 1900 did the gymnastics business revive under Franz Neth, Otto Wiegand and August Beyer. Only in 1908 did the club rejoin the Wuppertal Gau and the German Gymnastics Association. From 1909, continuous recordings of significant events began. In 1909 it was established that the association had 112 active and passive members. In March 1920, the Cronenberger SC approached the CTG to merge the two clubs. This did not materialize, however, as the Hahnerberger sports field used at the time was too far away for most of the CTG members. For many years, the club was characterized by pure gymnastics, until 12 new members joined in March 1932 and, under the direction of Alfred Henkels, formed a department for ice and roller skating. The Cronenberg roller skating club, which is still very successful today, arose from this department. From 1946 the fist and handball game was started and three senior and one youth teams were registered. In June 1951, the probably first women's handball game took place in Cronenberg on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the CTG handball department. From 1960 onwards, there was a major change in the work of the CTG. It was recognized that the sport should not be limited to gymnastics, but that more intensive work - "gymnastics for everyone" - was necessary. Here, today's 1st chairwoman Bärbel Vitt excelled , in which she even had gymnastics programs on television and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Prize of the State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2014. So they dealt with "trendy" sports again and again and bring them to the youngest in so-called sports kindergartens. Today the association has around 700 members.
  • Indoor garden pool
    The indoor garden pool in Cronenberg (Zum Tal 27) has a swimming pool measuring 12.5 × 25.0 m and a non-swimmer pool measuring 12.5 × 8.0 m. The bathroom is handicapped accessible with wheelchair access to the sauna and swimming pool. A lifter enables swimmers who cannot access the pool via the ladder or stairs to swim.
  • Neuenhof forest swimming pool, water temperature 28 ° C all year round; also open in winter.
  • RSC Cronenberg
    Since its promotion to the Bundesliga in the 1980s, the club has been one of the most successful roller hockey teams in Germany. So far, 13 championships and several cup wins have been celebrated, and the club has been taking part in European team competitions regularly for years. Other areas such as figure skating are also broad and successful across the region.
  • Chessfriends Vonkel 1931
    The club is one of the larger clubs in the Bergisch-Land chess district. In 1941 a member took part in the German individual championships.
  • Schützenbund Kohlfurther Bridge 1891 e. V.
  • Cronenberg Ski Club
    The Ski Club Cronenberg offers a range of sports activities around the winter sports ( Alpine skiing , Nordic skiing , snowboarding ) and complementary offerings (inline-skiing, roller skiing, cycling mountain biking, skiing, indoor training) and regular ski training rides in winter.
  • Neuenhauser Turnverein 1877 e. V.
    The Neuenhauser Turnverein, which has existed for more than 130 years, is a non-profit sports club with approx. 390 members. The offer of the multi-discipline club aims at popular and health sports for all age groups. The club's motto is: We move you!
Football pitch on Riedelstrasse in Wuppertal-Sudberg
  • SSV 07 Sudberg
    Football club on the southern heights of Wuppertal. First team = national league
    In the youth teams, children and juniors from 4 to 18 years of age find sporting activity.
  • SVC - Swimming Club Cronenberg e. V.
    The traditional swimming club in Wuppertal Cronenberg since 1932. Here children and young people can learn to swim, get their swimming badges and take part in competitions.
  • Uni - Dojo Wuppertal e. V.
    Shōtōkan karate, since 1984 in Wuppertal. Since 2012 in the newly built Dōjō at the Kaisergarten.


  • Community elementary school Hütterbusch, arose from the merger of the elementary schools "Am Hofe" and "Kampstraße" (formerly "Kuchhauser Schule")
  • Community elementary school Hermann Herberts School (formerly "Dohrer Schule")
  • Rottsieper Höhe community elementary school
  • Küllenhahn community elementary school
  • Friedrich Bayer Realschule (in the "School Center South")
  • Carl-Fuhlrott-Gymnasium (in the "School Center South")
  • Temporary branch of the vocational college at Haspel in the building of the former Cronenberg secondary school, Berghauser Strasse

Economy and Infrastructure


Historical development

For centuries, iron processing (based on iron ore deposits , abundance of wood and water power - made possible by precipitation and a sloping landscape) has been of great importance in Cronenberg . Iron ores were smelted early on with the help of charcoal and a supply of oxygen, primarily in so-called racing furnaces . This has been preserved in street names: Schorfer Straße (from “dig”), An der Hütte , Am Hütter Busch and Hütter Straße from “smelt”. The local ore finds were increasingly replaced by imports from the Siegerland when the deposits became too unproductive. The smelting was followed by further processing in forges and grinding plants, often powered by water power (“ grinding docks ”).

For a long time the focus was on the manufacture of scythes; For the area of ​​the offices Elberfeld, Beyenburg and Bornefeld one had a blacksmith's privilege (= monopoly) since the 16th century. The guild court also had its seat in Cronenberg.

The guilds that existed until the end of the 18th century, however, increasingly proved to be an obstacle to technical progress. For example, forging with the help of water hammers was temporarily forbidden, which was a significant productivity disadvantage compared to companies in the neighboring county of Mark. The scythe trade decreased in importance and the focus of production shifted to other products that were not subject to guild rules, such as tools and small items of hardware (nails, pans, etc.). In 1861 there were “349 factories and single blacksmiths” for 777 houses (Holtmanns, p. 78). Since the middle of the 19th century, numerous industrial companies for metal processing have been established. In 1928 Cronenberg had 221 metalworking companies with 3821 people. That was about 80% of all employees.

Current State - Resident Companies

Metal processing is still the most important branch of industry today. Cronenberg is the seat of well-known tool manufacturers (e.g. Knipex (pliers), Picard (hammers), Stahlwille (screwing tools), Wera (screwing tools), P. Hermann Jung (trowels) and other metalworking companies (e.g. Walter Klein Wuppertal and Schmittenberg Metallwerke ). The tool trade is also at home with the Meister-Werkzeuge company in Cronenberg.

With the companies Tigges GmbH and Co KG , J. vom Cleff A. Sohn GmbH & Co KG and Hein GmbH & Co KG , producers of connecting elements ( screws, etc.) are also represented in the district. Manufacturers of special springs such as the Schmidt brothers , mechanical engineers or manufacturers of broaching tools (broaches) such as Gustav Christians GmbH & Co. KG are also based here.

The Lebenshilfe for people with intellectual disabilities Wuppertal e. V. was founded in 1960, has its headquarters in Heidestrasse and is one of the largest institutions in the area of ​​disabled people in the Bergisches Land. It operates two workshops and six dormitories and a hotel on Norderney for people with intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities . The services of the workshops include gardening, assembly and packaging work.


New cycle path on the route of the Burgholzbahn (bridge on the Kaisereiche)
Burgholz tunnel: entrance east portal

Public transport

In Cronenberg there used to be several stations of the Burgholzbahn , also called "Samba", which ran from 1891 to 1988. Cronenberg was also connected to the tram network from 1900. The tram was replaced by bus traffic, and the train service was shut down. From the railway line is now a hiking and biking trail that gently increasing from Hindenburgstrasse about the zoo and past the Kaisereiche and the train station Küllenhahn to the station Cronenberg leads. Since Whitsun 1992, the Bergische Museumsbahnen e. V. between Kohlfurth and Cronenberg again a tram .

The center of Cronenberg can be reached with WSW mobil from Wuppertal Hbf on weekdays every 10 minutes by bus lines CE64 (towards Solingen ) and CE65 (towards Sudberg ), alternatively with line 625 (towards Berghausen / Sudberg ). Line 615 runs from Remscheid Mitte (towards Wuppertal Hbf ) and also serves Cronenberg. During the day, line CE64 stops from Solingen Mitte (direction Wuppertal Hbf ). Most of the peripheral locations within Cronenberg are accessed by line 633 (towards Am Burgholz or Am Hofe ).

Since October 5, 2009, Cronenberg has also had a citizens' bus . This connects remote districts with the center. You drive with a minibus (Mercedes Sprinter), which, unlike the 633 ring line, can also drive into the narrow courtyards. The bus is operated in cooperation with Wuppertaler Stadtwerke AG by “Dbody Bus e. V. ".

Private transport

It has always been the case: if you want to reach Cronenberg, you have to overcome inclines. Before the start of systematic road construction, i.e. until the end of the 18th century, paths for people, pack horses and the widespread two-wheeled carts with draft animals led over the ridges, mostly along the watersheds, because snow and water disappeared more quickly there. The terrain was particularly difficult to cope with the heavy loads on inclines, so that impressive ravines formed over the years . This can still be seen today in many places, for example in the area of ​​the Kaltenbachtal and in the forest behind Heidestrasse. Another very beautiful ravine leads from Clemenshammer in a north-westerly direction up the slope and ends below the housing complexes of the Lebenshilfe on Mastweg.

From Elberfeld , Cronenberg can be reached through the southern part of the city via Cronenberger Straße, from Barmen via Lichtscheid , from Remscheid via Hastener Straße. From the Sonnborner Kreuz , Solingen and the western districts of Remscheid , the route leads through the Kohlfurth over the Wupper then over the Wahlert to the Cronenberg center. The first expansion of this street, today's Solinger Straße, took place between 1796 and 1810.

Since the main streets all meet in the town center, this suffers a lot from the traffic; a solution is not in sight, as there is no space to bypass the town center.

The biggest change for the citizens and industry of Cronenberg came with the opening of the Burgholz tunnel in March 2006. After years of discussions and public protests, a tunnel solution was implemented to close the gap between state road 418 and the A 46, which largely protects the Burgholz state forest and the Küllenhahn district . The A 46 and the districts of Vohwinkel and Sonnborn are now easy to reach.


  • Cronenberger Anzeiger in Hauptstrasse 15 (appears weekly on Tuesday afternoons and has a subscription of 6000 copies). The Cronenberger Anzeiger was founded in 1880 and is one of the oldest newspapers in Wuppertal and in the Bergisches Land.
  • Cronenberger Woche in Kemmannstrasse 6 (appears weekly on Fridays and with 16,000 copies is the newspaper with the highest circulation in Cronenberg and the upper Elberfeld Südstadt).

Public facilities

The Cronenberg Citizens' Office (Rathausplatz 4, Cronenberg-Mitte) offers the following services: resident registration matters, administrative matters, pension insurance matters. The Wuppertal City Library has a branch in the center of the town that is open two days a week.

At the end of Friedensstrasse, on the edge of the Burgholz State Forest, is the Forest Pedagogical Center .

The Wuppertal-Cronenberg volunteer fire brigade, as the southernmost fire fighting train in Wuppertal in Kemmannstraße, has a first-aid on-site group in addition to the normal tasks of fire protection, assistance and environmental protection, which is alerted in the absence of the next ambulance in the event of a medical emergency.

The Hahnerberg volunteer fire brigade is based near the Korzert court at Theishahner Kreuz. The South Ambulance Station with two ambulances and one emergency doctor's vehicle is also stationed in the same building.

Personalities associated with Cronenberg

  • Peter Jung , Mayor of Wuppertal until 2015, comes from Küllenhahn.
  • Hans Kremendahl , Jung's predecessor as Lord Mayor, was born in Cronenberg.
  • Hermann Herberts was Lord Mayor of Wuppertal from 1956 to 1961 and from 1964 to 1969.
  • Robert Daum was Lord Mayor of Wuppertal from 1946 to 1948 and from 1949 to 1951. It comes from the Hahnerberg residential area, which today belongs to Cronenberg.
  • Walter Wohlfeld , painter (lived in Cronenberg for a very long time)
  • Ismail Çoban , painter and graphic artist, lives in Cronenberg.
  • Adolf Gebauer , composer, lives in Cronenberg.
  • Axel Stein , actor, comes from Cronenberg
  • Hans Zanotelli was a well-known conductor and is buried in Cronenberg; In his honor a street was named after him.
  • Carl Riedel , a conductor and choral music pioneer, came from Cronenberg.
  • Christoph Maria Herbst , the actor was involved in founding the theater in Cronenberg (TiC).
  • Emanuel Felke , a well-known representative of naturopathy and pioneer of iris diagnostics in Germany, was pastor at the Reformed Church in Cronenberg from 1887 to 1894.
  • Jörg Knör , comedian and parodist, comes from Cronenberg.
  • Bazon Brock , aesthetics and art theorist, lives in Cronenberg.
  • Maria Radner , opera singer
  • Heinrich Hogrebe , forester
  • Stefan Schulte , manager and CEO of Fraport AG, the operating company of Frankfurt Airport, comes from Cronenberg.

See also


  • J. Holtmanns et al. (Ed.): Chronicle of the mayor's office Kronenberg (sic!), Remscheid, 1877.
  • J. Holtmanns: Contributions to the history of the city of Cronenberg , Remscheid, 1898.
  • Wilhelm Engels / Paul Legers: From the history of the Remscheid and Bergische tool and iron industry , Remscheid, 1928.
  • Peter Bockemühl : Cronenberg - History and Eigenart , o. O., o. J. (Wuppertal 1954); second new edition expanded to include contributions by Jürgen Eschmann, Wuppertal, 2009.
  • Cronenberger Fabrikanten Verein (ed.): Cronenberg - From history and economy , Wuppertal, 1970.
  • Siegfried Horstmann / Ernst Haas: The old Cronenberg in pictures , Kierdorf-Verlag, Remscheid, 1981, ISBN 3-922055-45-1 .
  • Egon Viebahn: Hammers and grinding balls in the Gelpetal , Wuppertal, 1983.
  • Cronenberger Heimat- und Bürgererverein e. V. (Ed.): Cronenberg - look into the past , Wuppertal o. J.
  • Cronenberger Heimat- und Bürgererverein e. V. et al. (Ed.): 950 years of Cronenberg , Wuppertal, 2000.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Emil Pauls : A statistical table of the Duchy of Berg from 1797 . In: Bergischer Geschichtsverein (Hrsg.): Journal of the Bergisches Geschichtsverein . tape 39 . Elberfeld 1905, p. 180 f .
  2. Kurt Kaiß, Michael Peplies: Der Samba, Die Stichbahn Elberfeld - Cronenberg , Rheinisch-Bergische Eisenbahngeschichte, Volume 6, Astrid Kaiß, Leichlingen, 2007, ISBN 978-3-9806103-6-0 , p. 6.
  3. Horstmann / Haas: The old Cronenberg in pictures , 1981, reprography p. 37–39.
  4. Horstmann / Haas: The old Cronenberg in pictures , 1981, p. 164.
  5. Horstmann / Haas: The old Cronenberg in pictures , 1981, p. 165.
  6. Wuppertal statistics - spatial data. Data for the Cronenberg district (4) on December 31, 2015 In:
  7. Ruth Meyer-Kahrweg: Monuments, fountains and sculptures in Wuppertal. Wuppertal 1991, ISBN 3-87093-057-8 , p. 259.
  8. ^ New choir Cronenberg. Retrieved March 5, 2019 .
  9. ^ Goodbye, Cronenberg secondary school! Newspaper article about the closure of the secondary school and the subsequent use.
  10. Horstmann / Haas: The old Cronenberg in pictures , 1981, p. 162.