At the gates of the large cities along the Rhine, Ruhr and the Bergisches Land is the Neanderland. Its name stands for tourism and culture of the district Mettmann with the cities Erkrath, Haan, Heiligenhaus, Hilden, Langenfeld Mettmann, Monheim on the Rhine, Ratingen, Velbert and Wülfrath.
The idea of marketing the district of Mettmann under the neanderland trade mark was developed in the late 1990s, following the unique first find site of the Neanderthal. Since the beginning of March 2013, neanderland has now become a tourist destination. The famous native is the focus of the unique Neanderthal Museum near the site in the Neandertal. The region around the world-famous valley is today an attractive destination for nature lovers, culture lovers, recreation seekers and active people of all ages.
Tourism promotion and destination marketing is the responsibility of the office for Culture and Tourism of the Mettmann district authority.