Neanderthal Museum - Experience a journey through time

Exhibitions & Museums

Where one of Europe's most popular and modern museums stands today, Neanderthal was discovered more than 160 years ago.

Today, the Neanderthal is a global star. Everyone knows him - everyone has a picture of him. Reason enough that a museum was dedicated to himand human history, attracting 150,000 guests to the Neanderthal near Düsseldorf every year.

At the museum, guests take a journey through human history - from our beginnings in Africa more than 4 million years ago to the present. Varied productions and hands-on stations, lifelike reconstructions of our ancestors and research boxes to browse through make a visit to the museum an exciting experience for the whole family.

Besides visiting the museum, a walk through Germany's oldest nature reserve is worthwhile. In the Ice Age Game Reserve there are aurochs, bison and tarpans to discover, and the Stone Age playground opposite invites you to climb and romp.

New Neanderthal highlight: In December 2022, the Höhlenblick Adventure Tower opened at the Neanderthal site. The 22 m high tower lets guests travel back to the Stone Age through virtual telescopes. Height enthusiasts can take the shortcut through the climbing tunnel at a height of 20 meters.


Opening hours: DI - SO 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays. More information and tickets at

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION TO MAY 7, 2023: Pompeii - Splendor and Autumn

More information can be found at: Pompeii - Splendor and Autumn