Neanderthal Museum near Dusseldorf
Tel: (0049) 02104-979797
Admission: Adults — 9 Euro, Children ages 6-16 — 5.50E, group and student rates available
Hours: Tues-Sun 1000-1800; Closed on Mondays except Easter and Whit Monday. Closed also 24, 25, and 31 December.
“Really interesting. It traces humanity from the Neanderthal (several wax figures on display) through the twenty-first century. Really gives you a sense of the damage we’re doing to the planet, but also helps you realize how far we’ve come from such a sparse civilization – there’s a great display that shows “modern man” as nothing more than prosthetic limbs, false teeth, pace maker and pills! The headphones are free and interactive audio stations are in English and German. There is a small gift shop also. Across the street are a couple of cafes and there’s also a walking trail. Kids can have their birthdays there (6 and older) and the museum also offers workshops – check the website for info. Staff speaks English. A great way to spend an afternoon.”