Events in neanderland

Here you find information about the event highlights in neanderland. In addition to regular events held in the district of Mettmann you can choose among the categories music, celebrations, exhibitions, theater, sports and family & kids.

Publikum bei Langenfeld Live

neanderland Event Calendar

Note Corona Virus: Due to the current situation, only a few events are listed. Whether and which events take place depends on the incidence in the District of Mettmann.

Click here to view the neanderland Event Calendar (German only). You will find a list of the events as well as further information about dates and places of the events.


Other events in neanderland are listed on NeanderTicket (external website).

Periodical event highlights

Wandern auf dem neanderland STEIG © Dominik Ketz/Kreis Mettmann
Wandern auf dem neanderland STEIG © Dominik Ketz/Kreis Mettmann

neanderland WANDERWOCHE

The neanderland WANDERWOCHE is a week-long hiking event which is held every two years around the neanderland STEIG. The program includes tours for ambitious hikers, walks for families with children and excursions for the elderly.

Due to the regulations concerning the Corona pandemic the neanderland WANDERWOCHE planned for May 2021 unfortunately didn't take place. It will take place May 7th - 15th 2022. You will find more information here and on the link below.


Kreis Mettmann/neanderland |  



Das Plakat des Theaterfestivals neanderland BIENNALE 2021
Theaterfestival neanderland BIENNALE 2021

neanderland BIENNALE


The neanderland BIENNALE is a county-wide theater festival with a local connection that takes place every two years and appeals to all age groups. In 2021, the neanderland BIENNALE celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The festival took place from August 21 to September 10 under the motto "10Suchtsorte" (10 places of longing) as a cooperation between the district of Mettmann and the cities of Erkrath, Haan, Heiligenhaus, Hilden, Langenfeld, Mettmann, Monheim am Rhein, Ratingen, Velbert and Wülfrath. 

Ten cities, one longing - for culture! The neanderland BIENNALE 2021 invited us to rediscover this longing for culture under the conditions of the pandemic with a varied program. The focus was on theater productions at unusual venues, often outdoors. A completely new feature was the Theater+ sidebar, which opened up to other cultural genres: acrobatics, readings, concerts and, for the first time, poetry slams. Thus, theater purists and all other culture enthusiasts got their money's worth.

The next neanderland BIENNALE will take place in summer 2023. For more information, visit




Kreis Mettmann | Culture Department | Theresa Naomi Hund
Tel.: 02104-992074| theresa.hund(at)

neanderland MUSEUMSNACHT © Kreis Mettmann
neanderland MUSEUMSNACHT © Kreis Mettmann



Every two years, more than 30 institutions open their doors to night owls for the neanderland MUSEUMSNACHT. Admission is free.

Every year on the last Friday in September, museums, natural history experience rooms, art associations and private collections throughout the district take part in the neanderland MUSEUMSNACHT and offer their guests, both young and old, a varied program. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the cultural diversity of neanderland.

The last neanderland MUSEUMSNACHT took place on September 24, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.



Kreis Mettmann | Culture Department | Veronika Weber | Tel. 02104-993013

Barrier tape with the inscription "entry prohibited" and a hand with brush
neanderland TATORTE © Kreis Mettmann

neanderland TATORTE – open studios


Every two years, both professional visual artists and committed self-taught artists from the district open their studios to an interested public as part of the "neanderland TATORTE" campaign. From painting and graphics to photography and sculpture to glass art, ceramics and book design, all disciplines are represented.

The neanderland TATORTE 2022 will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 2 - 6 pm and on Sunday, May 01 from 11 am - 6 pm.

Participation is open to artists of all disciplines whose studios are located in the district of Mettmann. Artists from other regions are welcome to exhibit as guests in a studio. Online registration is possible until January 30, 2022 at: In the spring, art lovers will find all the information about the participating "TATORTEN" on this homepage.



Kreis Mettmann | Office for Culture and Tourism| Veronika Weber | Tel. 02104-993013 |

neanderland ART

Every two years, professional artists from neanderland face a jury to show their latest works at the neanderland ART exhibition. In 2020, neanderland ART was on display from August 16 to September 27 at Gewerbepark-Süd in Hilden. 37 artists* presented paintings, photographs, collages, sculptures and sculptures they had created in the previous two years.

The next neanderland ART is planned for the period August 28 to October 03, 2022 and will probably take place at the Stadtmuseum Langenfeld. More information will follow in summer 2022.


Kreis Mettmann | Office for Culture and Tourism | Theresa Naomi Hund |
Tel. 02104-992074 | theresa.hund(at)

Kreis Mettmann | Office for Culture and Tourism | Janina Felchner |
Tel. 02104-993016 | janina.felchner(at)

neanderland CUP @ Kreis Mettmann
neanderland CUP @ Kreis Mettmann

neanderland CUP

The neanderland CUP has been launched in 2015. The competition consists of the traditional track racings of the local sports club in the cities of the neanderland, added up to a separate score. An additional registration is not necessary – it will be carried out by the local sports clubs. Experience the varied tracks in the beautiful areas of the neanderland. Ambitious runners will be rewarded with certificates and prizes. Please find more Information on the neanderland CUP here (German only).


Kreis Mettmann | Amt für Schule und Bildung | Herr Gerkens
Tel. 02104-99 2036 |

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