Here you can find several tips for fun excursions in neanderland throughout the whole year. Let them serve as a source of inspiration for your own adventures in the region. The tips include cultural sights, tips for sporty outings, for couples, groups and the entire family. Click here to view some tips for winter excursions.
Morning: Excursion into the exciting history of textile production at the LVR Industrial Museum – Cromford Textile Factory, Ratingen. Walk through landmarked Poensgenpark nearby, followed by a stroll through the historic centre of Ratingen with numerous restaurants.
Afternoon: Walk and play at Leisure Park Volkardey. An ecological trail informs you on flora and fauna around the lakes.
Morning: Start your tour in Heiligenhaus. Visit the distribution grounds and Museum Abtsküche. Carry on along the PanoramaRadweg to Velbert, visit the German Museum of Locks and Fittings there.
Afternoon: Continue to Wülfrath. There are lots of places to stop for refreshments along the way. Visit to the Wülfrath 'Time Tunnel': 400 million years of geological history can be experienced with all the senses in this ancient, 160 meter-long Bochum quarry mining tunnel. The way back follows the former EUROGA cycle path to Heiligenhaus.
Morning: Visit the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, which is dedicated to the way of life of primitive man, followed by a stop at one of the cosy restaurants close by.
Afternoon: Walk around the ice-age game reserve to spot tarpan wild horses, wisents, and aurochs. For the sporty ones: the 13 km long 'Romantic Düsseltal' Entdeckerschleife (discovery loop) takes you as far as Gruiten and back again.
Morning: Velbert-Neviges is the starting point of this hike through the natural and romantic Windrath valley. It is easily accessible, also by public transport. Start your day with an architectural highlight: the Mariendom church in Velbert-Neviges. Hike on the neanderland STEIG towards Velbert-Nordrath.
Afternoon: Have a break at one of the farms along the way and enjoy regional products in a farm café. At the Bieker trout farm, you can catch your own fish for dinner or buy some delicious smoked fish to take home.
Morning: Visit to the Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum in Hilden, dedicated to the founder of scientific surgery, a native of Hilden. A stroll through the shopping district of Hilden and stop at one of the many restaurants.
Afternoon: Drive to Haan-Gruiten and walk round the historic village with its century-old buildings. Drive to Erkrath and visit a presentation at the Stellarium Neanderhöhe observatory in Erkrath (prior reservation recommended as the presentations sell out quickly).
Morning: For sportspersons and daredevils a day at the Water Skiing Facility in Langenfeld is great fun. Those who prefer calmer fun visit the Roman Museum and the Biological Station of Haus Bürgel in Monheim am Rhein, where also horse carriage rides are offered.
Afternoon: Back in the old town and after a refreshment in one of the charming cafés, explore the town using the MonChronik app. Visit the Karnevalskabinett (Carnval Cabinet), the Marienkapelle and the Marienburg with its pleasant park, free of charge. For children the water playground in the Rheinbogen is a real treat.