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Neanderthal Museum

  • Talstr. 300 Map It
  • Mettmann

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Just outside Düsseldorf, the Düssel River forms a valley, called the Neanderthal, where the bones of a Stone Age relative of modern man were found. The impressive museum, built at the site of the discovery in the suburb of Mettmann, includes models of the original discovery, replicas of cave drawings, and life-size models of Neanderthal Man. Many scientists think he was a different species of human; short, stocky, and with a sloping forehead. The bones were found in 1856 by workers quarrying the limestone cliffs to get flux for blast furnaces.

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Talstr. 300, Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia, 40822, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Permanent exhibition €9, special exhibitions €7, both €11
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/24/2016


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