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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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  • As I with my class was there, I could hardly believe it, how interesting is the local facilities. The evolutionary history of the people represented there very well. The figures, the photos, simply everything is just fantastic. Didn't like me not. I could there indefinitely remain, and everything from the front to look at me. Simply worth seeing. I recommend it to someone who deals with our history and would like to learn more about it.
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  • The Neanderthal Museum, not far from the place where the first "Neanderthal" was found, is also the big detour. Very modern presentation that also a bit funny and ironic, of course shows the development of mankind, with particular attention on interesting way on the Neanderthal. Worth the visit especially with children and young people. In addition nice Café-restaurant. I will visit it again.
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  • Very good design for old and young suitable. You can be with the audio guides provide interesting information to each station. So you can learn more about the Neanderthal and the history of the people. Top arrived at the Museum attracts the small café with a lovely outdoor terrace.
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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!

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