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Solingen – Rock City No. 1

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Today’s post didn’t take me to far-off places. Quite the opposite, in fact. Because today I’m playing tourist in my hometown Solingen in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

Solingen is not a tourist spot. Never has been, never will be. We’re an industrial place, nicknamed Klingenstadt” which translates as “City of Blades” due to a long (try 700-odd years) and proud tradition of manufacturing swords, knives and cutlery. Knife-manufacturers like J.A. Henckels, Wüsthof and even the German HQ of Wilkinson Gilette are based here.

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