In the Neander Valley (the Neandertal in Germany) in the
summer of 1856 quarrymen discovered the fossilised remains
of a skeleton - which has since achieved world-wide fame.
Today the Neanderthal Museum can be found on this legendary
site. The museum tells the story of human evolution. Since
its opening in 1996 the exhibition has fascinated a large
audience: more than 170,000 visitors are welcomed annually.
They are enthusiastic about a uniquely recollective landscape.
The museum, discovery site, stone age workshop, "Human
Traces" sculptured path and animal park create a truly
extraordinary mix, ensuring that any visit remains a memorable