The city center of Hilden is a popular meeting place, but also a place to live. Due to the local restaurants with outdoor seating, there is a lot of activity here even after the shops have closed. The old market and the 13th-century Reformation Church, which is one of the few architectural monuments in the city and can be found right in the city center, create a special ambience.
The cultural life in Hilden is mainly characterized by the events Hildener Jazztage, neanderland BIENNIAL and the neanderland MUSEUM NIGHT shaped. That Wilhelm Fabry Museum with the "Vogelsang Steamed Grain Distillery" is also part of the city's cultural identity. In addition to elaborations on the life and work of Hilden's most famous citizen, Wilhelm Fabry, there are temporary exhibitions on medical history as well as regularly changing artistic exhibitions.