English Summary

„Projekt BürgerBahnhof“ supports the preservation and revitalization of the railway station in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel (officially declared as historic monument), which is more than a hundred years old. It´s the town’s landmark and still frequented by 8000-10000 people per day. Nevertheless the building is not well-kept by the owner (Deutsche Bahn) and started to decay already years ago. To invert the process of further decay and increasing vandalism the project was founded in 2008. It is run by the civil citizen association „BüBa e.V.“ .

The rooms inside the stations‘ main building rented by the project and the activities initiated by its members are meant to serve the local community. Events organized by the project, are meant to support the exchange and communication of generations, corporate communities and different nationalities living in the town. Quality of life and living in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel shall be improved.

Since its foundation in 2008 the project strictly followed its visions. The former ticket office and adjacent rooms were rebuilt and renovated and arranged to multifunctional rooms that can be used by clubs, associations and other initiatives to offer and support a varied cultural life. Since the beginnings the project established a platform with regular program offers like: concerts, cabaret and lectures. The rooms are also used for seminars, workshops and meetings by different groups.

To be able to continue with all these activities, any helping hand is greatly appreciated. And certainly any donation.

Translated by Kristin Käseberg