Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann

Step in the footprints of the first Neanderthal discovery at Neanderthal Museum. First, work your way through exhibits on the history of the Neanderthal, with information on relics of the Neanderthal skeleton. Next, learn about crucial stages of human history, covering the five subject categories of life and survival, tools and knowledge, myth and religion, environment and nourishment, and communication and society. Children can take part in several interactive exhibits, such as the Stone Age workshop. Outside, the site where the Neanderthal was discovered is now an archaeological garden with two botanical areas showing typical vegetation from the Ice Age. The Human Traces art trail is dedicated to the relationship between humans and nature. All signs and audio guides in the museum are available in German and English. A visit to Neanderthal Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mettmann trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • you need about 1 -2 hours for this museum. what struck me particularly was that is had something for all age groups. for adults, there's much to read and listen to, for kids there is a lot of hands...  more »
  • Very cool museum and we enjoyed the walk to the actual discovery site. Informational while still entertaining.  more »
  • Great place to bring the kids. Make sure to get the adventurer's package to keep them entertained. Limited parking space for big SUV.
  • I have only.heard about the Neanderthal genetic variation of the human species. But visiting this museum gave me an opportunity to understand the life style and the every day activities of this animal hunting nomadic human beings. This museum has arranged the history and evolution of this species in an exemplary way. Comparison between the various human species and the animal world also gives us the evolutionary biogical continuity of humanity.
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