Wuppertal -- it's not a town. It's actually 5 towns in a valley (of the Wupper river), connected by a monorail. What brought me to this pentagonal industrial wasteland? An art exhibit. Wuppertal actually has a fairly good art museum for a town (well, collection of towns) of 250,000 people. And they had a Renoir exhibit with a decent collection.
This is one of the galleries. I just like the picture.
A rather huge Pollock-esque painting. It's 10 feet or so wide. The paint was a good inch and a half thick off the canvas at points.
Me as part of the art.
After checking out the museum, we headed to a local brewery to sample the food and beer. Both were fabulous -- they had 4 beers on tap, all great, and quite tasty (German) food.