Solingen, the City of Blades
Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the northern edge of the region called Bergisches Land, south of the Ruhr area, and with a 2009 population of 161,366 is the second largest city in the Bergisches Land. It is a member of the regional authority of the Rhineland.
Solingen is called the "City of Blades", since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors made by famous firms. About 90% of German knives are produced in Solingen.
If you want to find out more on the City itself, have a look at "The City of Solingen" on the left.
Solingen is the only City in the world with a registered trademark for the City name. Only goods almost entirely produced in Solingen may be called "Made in Solingen". For more information about legal issues and the Trademark Solingen have a look at "The Trademark Solingen".