Old mayor's office and city history house in Mettmann


Located directly on the historic market square in Mettmann, visitors can expect the "Alte Burgermeisterei" - a more than 400-year-old and particularly well-preserved half-timbered house that has already served as a residence, town hall and registry office.
Since 1980, the house and its premises have also been available for receptions, celebrations, awarding of orders, exhibitions and marriages. A large part of the premises is now home to the City History House, in which those interested can learn everything about the history of the city of Mettmann on three floors - from the first documented mention of the construction of the royal court to the time of National Socialism. Many exhibits in various themed rooms give exciting insights into the life of the people in the city in the past. In addition, visitors receive exciting information about geography and geology as well as limestone mining in the Neandertal, which brought the remains of Neanderthals to light in 1856.

Good to know

Opening hours


  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for groups

foreign languages


Possible ways to pay

Eintritt frei


Only on the ground floor barrier-free accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs.

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

By bus and S-Bahn to Mettmann-Zentrum and from there in a few minutes' walk near the market.

By car via the A3 or the Hilden junction in the direction of Mettmann Zentrum. The nearest multi-storey car park is the City Parkhaus Neanderstraße. Additional parking spaces are available in the Königshof gallery.


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


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Old mayor's office and city history house in Mettmann
Mittelstrasse 10
40822 Mettmann