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North Rhine-Westphalia
Population: 357,177 (30 June 2007)
Licence plate: W
Major roads: A1, A43, A46
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Wuppertal is a city in Germany.

Hitchhiking out

North towards Dortmund, (A46)

From Oberbarmen take bus #618 to Haarhausen, or change at Wichlinghausen Markt to bus #618 or #624. Get out at Lahmburger Straße and walk into the Gennebrecker Straße. Just before the motorway you can reach the service station Sternenberg for going to Dortmund. Cross the bridge to go to the other direction.

This article is based on text from the German language Anarchopedia which is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

South/East on A1

It seemed the best option to me not to take A46 to get south but to get dirctly to the service station "Remscheid West". You can reach it by public transport, from Remscheid main station take Bus 672 direction Wermelskirchen Krankenhaus and get out at Talsperre/Mebusmühle. From there it's a 2 min walk to the petrol station. For information on public transport check out www.vrr.de ; an English version of the page exists and can tell you how to get there from any place in the Rhine/Ruhr region.

There IS also a McDonalds Reststation on A1 very close to Wuppertal, Ehrenberg West. The streetname is Am Kohlenmeiler The station is closed off with a wall though and the doors are mostly locked. You can walk along the wall, towards the end it is lower, a bit over 2m and a fit,tall person can climb over.If you are two it's easier, when you are alone you'll need to pull your backpack after you on a rope or something else. There is space behind the wall, so in terms of the traffic it's not dangerous to climb over and It's a good spot to find a lift easily.

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