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Neanderthal Museum

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I took the S8 (destination Hagen) from Dusseldorf and walked through the forest from Hochdahl. It... read more

Reviewed today
Melbourne, Australia
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Very nice Museum

Mettmann is my place of birth. Since I come back very seldom I visit this museum once per year. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rainer S
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This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.
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Talstr. 300, 40822 Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2104 97970
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Reviewed today via mobile

I took the S8 (destination Hagen) from Dusseldorf and walked through the forest from Hochdahl. It was a nice day for a 10 minute walk. The museum itself had much to say on the Neanderthal people, in terms of social organisation, speech capabilities, art, funeral...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mettmann is my place of birth. Since I come back very seldom I visit this museum once per year. It offers plenty information about the findings. I will come back again. I recommend to visit this place.

Thank Rainer S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

As many museums around the world, this is an informative museum with quite a lot of multimedia and especially a lot to listen to. Interesting topics and of course the bones that were found of the neanderthaler. The site is rather interesting, but I missed...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is a place I would not have chosen to go but it was interesting. Lots of information & life-size recreations of Neanderthals

Thank lindabWisconsin
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A very fascinating subject - the Neaderthalers found - but unfortunately the museum is hardly about this topic but more a story/the evolution about the "human kind". Nothing that we would not know yet (yes humans bury their death and are clever ... we knew...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

What a beautiful museum this is! I really enjoyed it. Okay, there is way too much information to read or listen to everything but it is worth your money. Even when you don't read everything or don't plug in your headset in every spot. Especially...More

Thank Andrealoverke
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Neanderthal museum is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by an exuberant woodland. The route between the railway station and the museum is well marked. When walking down from the Neanderthal railway station, towards the main building, the singing birds in the trees kept us...More

Thank Majje76
Reviewed 23 July 2018

While in school I always had the idea that Neandertalers were a rather primitive type of of beings in the developmental history of mankind. The museum conveys quite a different picture, and this in many aspects. It is wonderfully organised.I will definitely come again!

Thank Dieter S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice place to visit.Has a lot of information regarding human evolution and also the evolution of cultures and rituals

Thank _trinetra123
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Neanderthal is not far from Dusseldorf, and can be reached by a suburban train. This is, of course, the place where modern people found the first remains to be identified as belonging to those we call neanderthals. The idyllic valley is now home to a...More

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Roger N
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Response from platypus150 |
It is easy. Take an S-bahn from the Dusseldorf Hbf. if you take an S28 (destination Mettman), alight at Neanderthal station and walk 700m. I am not sure if there is a bus. If you take an S8 (destination Hagen), alight at... More