culture & history
The Neanderthal is just the beginning
The neanderland not only inspires with its enchanting nature, but is also an inspiring cultural landscape. Embark on a journey through time from the beginnings of mankind in the Neanderthal Museum to Roman times in the Bürgel World Heritage Site to the medieval castles, palaces and historic town centres. It continues from the monuments of industrialization to the impressive testimonies of recent history, such as the Mariendom in Velbert-Neviges. More than 30 thematically different museums provide fascinating insights into all eras. And the art studios, literary workshops, music and theater festivals continue to write their cultural history of the region. You must have experienced this, for example at the weekend or during the holidays.