Just what sort of a place is this anyway?
The wooded hilly countryside around Burg Castle is crisscrossed by a huge number of streams. Here nature seems to be on the move and the scenery changes from minute to minute: woods, sunny meadows, rugged cliffs and babbling brooks. If you look a little closer you will find hiking trails in the surrounding countryside containing many traces of early industrialisation along the streams: disused grinding shops, ditches and waterwheels. Water power was the driving force behind the production of scissors, knives and files. The Bergisch towns enjoyed intensive trading relationships that yielded a modest fortune. Historic localities like Solingen Unterburg with its black slate-covered houses, white windowsills and shining green shutters can tell you a lot about the old days.