Guided tour of the shell cutter Kotten


Arts and Culture
Until 1988, the bowl cutter Wilhelm Jacob made wooden knife handles for the cutlery industry in Solingen in the last Kotten in Langenfeld. After his death, the Kotten was carefully inventoried and documented scientifically and then dismantled. In 2007, the historical workshop in the Volksgarten was partially reconstructed, protected from wind and weather by a modern glass building.

Public tours in Schalenschneider-Kotten take place every first Sunday of the month at 11 a.m.

Good to know

Arrival & Parking

Coming from the north/south on the A 542, take exit 2-Reusrath, continue on Kölner Str. in the direction of north/Langenfeld. Turn left onto Postgartenstrasse, turn left onto Volksgartenstrasse. The historic bowl cutter-Kotten is located in the Volksgarten.

our recommendation

Stadtmuseum Langenfeld and Schalenschneider-Kotten

You seem to be using Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browserto view our website.

For functionality and security reasons, we strongly recommend using an up-to-date web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or Edge to use. Internet Explorer does not display all of the content on our website correctly and does not offer all of its functions.