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Neanderthal Museum

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Neanderthal Museum
  • (worth a detour)
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  • 3 hours
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A museum built on the site where the first neanderthal man was found

Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany
There is a café at the top floor of the museum

The Neanderthal Museum is a museum located in Mettman, in the North Rhein Westphalia area in Germany dedicated to the site where the first Neanderthal was discovered. The museum was constructed in 1996 and shows the story of human evolution as wells as an archeological park on the discovery site. Life-size models are exhibited as well as original fossils and artifacts.


The museum has audio guides available in German and English. If you wish you read the information in a different language, you can ask at the front desk and they will provide a book with translations in your language of choice.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

From Düsseldorf Hbf, you can take a 20-minute long train ride and get off "Neanderthal" station