District & Cities

The district of Mettmann und its ten cities are an attractive tourism destination with plenty of leisure facilities. Useful information and related websites about the region between Rhine, Ruhr and Bergisches Land can be found below. The tourist infos provide you with information on the cities’ highlights.

District of Mettmann

The term „neanderland“ encompasses the district of Mettmann with its ten member towns of Erkrath, Haan, Heiligenhaus, Hilden, Langenfeld, Mettmann, Monheim am Rhein, Ratingen, Velbert, and Wülfrath. The idea to market the district of Mettmann culturally and touristically under the label neanderland was born at the end of the 1990ies, alluding to the first place of discovery of Neanderthal man, who as we now know is related to modern man.

INFO:

Kreis Mettmann
Düsseldorfer Str. 26
40822 Mettmann
Tel. +49 (0)2104-99 0 | Fax +49 (0)2104-99 4444
kme(at)kreis-mettmann.de
www.kreis-mettmann.de

Erkrather Rathaus
Town Hall, © Stadt Erkrath

Erkrath

This is where skeleton parts of world-famous Neanderthal man were found in 1856. The place of discovery in a former limestone quarry can now be visited. Erkrath is also popular with hikers and cyclists for its numerous local recreation areas. From the Neanderhöhe Observatory the starry sky can be explored.

INFO:

Stadt Erkrath
Fachbereich für Schule, Kultur und Sport
Bahnstr. 16
40699 Erkrath
Tel. +49 (0)211-24074010 | Fax +49 (0)211-24074006
kultur(at)erkrath.de
www.erkrath.de

Haan-Gruiten, © Kreis Mettmann
Haan-Gruiten, © Kreis Mettmann

Haan

Haan combines the flair of a garden city with an urban atmosphere and the facilities of a modern city. Definite eye-catchers are the protected slate-clad and timbered houses in the town centre and in the picturesque village of Gruiten, as well as the idyllic landscapes of the valleys of rivers Düssel and Itter and the Neandertal.

INFO:

Stadt Haan
Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung, Tourismus und Kultur
Rathaus
Kaiserstr. 85
42781 Haan
Tel. +49 (0)2129-9110
wirtschaftsfoerderung(at)stadt-haan.de
www.haan.de

Rathaus in Heiligenhaus
Town hall of Heiligenhaus, © Stadt Heiligenhaus

Heiligenhaus

Enjoy the fascinating view of the valleys surrounding Heiligenhaus. Cyclists ride on the Panorama cycle track niederbergbahn, a disused railway track, and discover the versatile landscape with its numerous attractions such as the monument area Abtsküche. The town centre lies right next to the track and invites you to linger a bit.

INFO:

Bürgerbüro der Stadt Heiligenhaus
Rathausinnenhof
Hauptstr. 159
42579 Heiligenhaus
Tel. +49 (0)2056-130 | Fax +49 (0)2056-13201
info(at)heiligenhaus.de
www.heiligenhaus.de

Eisengasse in Hilden
Eisengasse in Hilden

Hilden

The special ambiance of Hilden town centre with its market and the 13th century Reformationskirche (church) as well as its excellent shopping facilities are known beyond the town boundaries, as are the Wilhelm Fabry Museum with the historic corn distillery and the Hilden Jazz Days. The Hildorado water park and the outdoor pool in the woods promise unlimited bathing fun.

INFO:

Stadtmarketing Hilden GmbH
Mittelstraße 41
40721 Hilden
Tel. +49 (0)2103-910344 | Fax +49 (0)2103-910345
info(at)stadtmarketing-hilden.de
www.stadtmarketing-hilden.de

Wasserburg Haus Graven (Langenfeld), © Wasserburg Haus Graven e.V./L. Marienhagen
Wasserburg Haus Graven (Langenfeld), © Wasserburg Haus Graven  e.V./ Lothar Marienhagen

Langenfeld

Numerous shops and restaurants in Langenfeld’s town centre and its market place offer plenty of opportunities for strolling, wining and dining. Hikers can discover the sights of the green city walking along the post horn trail. Langenfeld water skiing lake with four individual cables is a unique attraction worldwide.

INFO:

Stadt Langenfeld
Referat Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Rathaus
Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1
40764 Langenfeld
Tel. +49 (0)2173-794 1500 | Fax +49 (0)2173-794 9 1500
tourismus(at)langenfeld.de
langenfeld.de

Stadtgeschichtshaus Mettmann, © Stadt Mettmann/Villière, Lietzow
Stadtgeschichtshaus Mettmann, © Stadt Mettmann/Villière, Lietzow

Mettmann

The district and Neanderthal town welcomes you year-round with a multifaceted leisure and culture programme. Explore the world-renowned Neanderthal Museum or idyllic paths through the green belt of Mettmann, e.g. along the Düssel river. Cosy cafés, including some in the historic upper town, invite you to linger.

INFO:

Stadt Mettmann
Öffentlichkeitsabteilung
Neanderstr. 85
40822 Mettmann
Tel. +49 (0)2104-980129 and 980123 | Fax +49 (0)2104-980715
tourismus(at)mettmann.de
www.neanderthalstadt.me

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Tourist Info Mettmann
Mittelstraße 7
40822 Mettmann
Tel. +49 (0)2104-23691 | Fax +49 (0)2104-23691
tourist-info(at)mettmann.net
www.mettmann.net
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monheim bei Haus Bürgel nahe der Urdenbacher Kämpe
Haus Bürgel, © Stadt Monheim am Rhein

Monheim am Rhein

Discover the promenade of the neanderland and enjoy the riverside, far-reaching views, and nature! Along the Rhine and in the historic town centre, many restaurants and pubs invite you to stay for a while. Explore the city by foot, bike or from the waterside, i.e. on a trip with the “Piwipper Böötchen”.

INFO:

Stadt Monheim am Rhein
Wirtschaftsförderung und Tourismus
Rathausplatz 2
40789 Monheim am Rhein
Tel. +49 (0)2173-951632 | Fax +49 (0)2173-95125632
mrichtzenhain(at)monheim.de
www.monheim.de

Tourist Information Marke Monheim
Rathausplatz 20
40789 Monheim am Rhein
Tel. +49 (0)2173-276444 | Fax +49 (0)2173-276389
info@marke-monheim.de
www.monheim.de/freizeit-und-tourismus

Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tourist Information Giebner
Am Vogelort
40789 Monheim am Rhein
Mobile +49 (0)172-2410332
www.gocarts-giebner.de

Opening hours:
Sat 3 – 7 p.m.
Sun and public holidays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ratingen, Platz vor dem Rathaus
Ratingen, © Kreis Mettmann/M. Chardin

Ratingen

The biggest city in the neanderland is the green heart and offers an eclectic choice of culture and leisure facilities. Amongst the attractions are ‘Cromford’ – the first factory on the European continent (now an LVR industrial museum), the Ratingen city museum, and the historic town centre.

INFO:

Stadt Ratingen – Amt für Kultur und Tourismus
Minoritenstr. 3a
40878 Ratingen
Tel. +49 (0)2102-5504111, Fax +49 (0)2102-5509411
touristinfo(at)ratingen.de
www.ratingen.de

Tourist information opening hours:

Mon 2 – 4 p.m.
Tue 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.
Wed 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thu 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.
Fri 9.30 a.m. – noon
Sat 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Velbert from above, © Hans Blossey
Velbert from above, © Hans Blossey

Velbert

Velbert is a lively and lovely town immersed in the green. Hiking through woods and fields, cycling on the beautiful Panorama cycle track, visiting organic farms in the Windrath valley are only some examples of what Velbert hasto offer, and are complemented by theaterand concert events and typical town festivals.

INFO:

Velbert Marketing Tourist Information
Friedrichstr. 177
42551 Velbert
Tel. +49 (0)2051-60550 | Fax +49 (0)2051-605528
info(at)velbertmarketing.de
www.velbertmarketing.de

Tourist information Velbert-Mitte

Friedrichstr. 177
42551 Velbert

Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tourist information Velbert-Neviges

Café Monsieur M.
Elberfelder Straße 29
42553 Velbert-Neviges

Opening hours:
Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun and public holidays 1 – 6 p.m.

Tourist information Velbert-Langenberg

Antiquariat „Im Honnes“
Hellerstraße 12
42555 Velbert-Langenberg

Opening hours:
Tue–Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kirchplatz Wülfrath, © Kreis Mettmann/Martina Chardin
Kirchplatz Wülfrath, © Kreis Mettmann/Martina Chardin

Wülfrath

Why not go on a journey through 400 million years of earth history at the ‘time tunnel’ or stroll through the quaint old town with its pretty half-timbered houses. And don’t miss the Niederbergisches Museum and the spectacular views of the limestone quarries near the time tunnel.

INFO:

Stadt Wülfrath
Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung
Am Rathaus 1
42489 Wülfrath
Tel. +49 (0)2058-18336
stadtmarketing(at)stadt.wuelfrath.de
www.wuelfrath.de

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