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Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf

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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. Plan to see Neanderthal Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dusseldorf family vacation planner.
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  • I didn't like anthro in college and haven't really found it all that interesting in the intervening years. I went to this museum with my family and local friends and while it wasn't a topic I'm especi...  more »
  • This is not in Dusseldorf, but near a small town called Mettmann; we drove to the museum from Wuppertal. The museum is at the site where a neanderthal skeleton was discovered in the nineteenth century...  more »
  • Easy museum to walk around well laid out and English and German audio guides.the cafe was reasonably priced for lunch and food was not bad  more »
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  • One of the best museums I've visited in Germany. Very kind staff and really interesting information, even if you're not interested in history it's still a great choice to visit. Especially the surrounding nature is stunning and great for hiking. Love Erkrath!
  • The museum has lots of information not only on the man of Neanderthal and its discovery but also on evolution of mankind and its society. The information is display in a fun, interactive way. The museum is worth the visit even if you only want to take some pictures with the life-size, really realistic reproductions of the different stages of human evolution. One con: no audio guide in Spanish. If you ask for it, you'll get some sheets of paper with the audio transcriptions.
  • It's pretty ok. The story is well told and it is very educational. I must say however that it is a little pricey for a bunch of replicas
  • Nicely set up museum, very modern for a place that deals with such an ancient topic :)
  • Great museum with very capable guide service and friendly English speaker frontdesks. Also very interactive and have a nice atmosphere at the cafeteria on the top. You'll leave that place with by far more knowledge you went with!