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. A visit to Neanderthal Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dusseldorf trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • In the Museum, get headphones and can connect to different places this, to obtain explanations locally. In addition there is to read lots of text. In my opinion, but rather, the Museum is suitable for families with children. The surcharge for the special exhibition with animal models has unfortunately not really paid off.
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  • The exhibits of the Museum bring the history of mankind in entertaining and easy to understand way. Because I always visit the Neanderthal Museum for many years, I'm watching how new insights are always intrigued in the exhibition. Particularly intriguing, I found in the new gallery of shown, nachgeformenten of bone finds Humanoids of the last 3 million years.
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  • На краткој удаљености од локације на којем је, пре 160 година, пронађен први препознатљиви неандертал, један од најмодернијих музеја у Европи. Прича причу о човјечанству од његових почетака на афричкој савани пре више од четири милиона година до садашњости. Мултимедијалне инсталације и аудио презентације, заједно са традиционалним медијима попут информативних текстова и самих експоната, јасно преносе најновије резултате истраживања из области археологије и палеоантропологије. Да би наставио да представља најновију људску историју, музеј, отворен 1996. године, добио је ажурирање за своју 20. годишњицу у октобру 2016. године.
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  • Great all-round experience. The walk from the station is so quiet and beautiful - visit between May and November for the best woodland vibes. The architecture of the museum itself is very innovative - the entire building takes you along a gentle upward slope, so there are no stairs throughout the entire permanent exhibition. The only stairs are at the very end, but there is a lift. Good for low-mobility visitors. The displays are meant to be interactive to greater or lesser degrees. Great place to bring children, but if you are looking to play with the displays yourself, I recommend visiting during the week between 16:00 and 18:00 if possible - then you don't have to compete with the children 😂😂😂 Informative and fully bilingual. Entry is a steal at 9 € for the permanent exhibition, 7€ for the special exhibition, 11€ for both and a long list of potential discounts. Restrooms and storage closets in the basement. Enjoy a hike in the surrounding areas or a meal at the nearby country restaurant - the local cuisine is hearty in winter and refreshing in summer!
  • The place is nice. The area around the museum is very good for a small hike. Summers are better to visit. Would be a good idea to carry your own food and water. Has some animals to keep the kids interested. Nice weekend getaway
  • Easy to get to with the S28 from Düsseldorf Hbf. Beautiful place not only the indoor museum but it gives the opportunity to outdoors activity, natural place surrounded by hills and lots of vegetation. Nice place to have a walk in nature.
  • Quite a thorough presentation on Neanderthals and other early species. Really enjoyed the theories put forward about why they died out.
  • Really amazing museum! Really engaging material throughout the whole experience. The interactive parts of the museum are the best. You will regret not getting the goody bag of wooden bits if you forget at the start. The only points were lost due to the staff being quite hostile on arrival but when you are dealing with tourists all day I guess you can get a bit cranky.

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