Cronenberg has first been mentioned in 1050 as a part of the Werden-Abbey. Later on, its name changed from Croyaberge to Cromberg and the administrative structures changed as well. In 1453 the name Cronenberg was used for a village with a viable marketplace. Since 1929 it is a part of Wuppertal.
For many centuries, it has been a centre for the metalworking industry, especially with many factories for hand tools. The waterpowered Manuelskotten is still in use as a museum for industrial history.
The plier-company Knipex has its headquarters in Cronenberg.
Its population is around 22,000 today.
Cronenberg is home of several sport clubs.
The most-important club is RSC Cronenberg, the a multiple and as well the current German male Roller Hockey Champion. The female team, known as Dörper Cats, is as well a successful team. Different male and female national players take part of the squads.
Cronenberger TG is the local handball club, which offers as well table-tennis and gymnastics.
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