Railway and local history museum Erkrath-Hochdahl



In the Erkrath-Hochdahl railway and local history museum, the history of the Bergisch-Märkische railway is documented and made tangible for visitors.

As early as 1838, West Germany's first railway ran from Düsseldorf to Erkrath. One of the old engine sheds along the route has been preserved to this day and has served as the location for the museum since 1999. The exhibition focuses on numerous exhibits relating to the route and the construction of the first railway in West Germany, such as B. historical vehicles, an old ticket issue or operable signals.

In addition, the locomotive shed regularly serves as a nostalgic meeting place for various events such as art exhibitions, jazz concerts or Christmas markets. The museum is supplemented by the gourmet restaurant "Hopmanns Olive" with a beer garden, a children's playground and an outdoor area with a vehicle exhibition.

Good to know

Opening hours

The maintenance hall is open from April to October, on Wednesdays from 17 p.m. to 19 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 14 p.m.

Guided tours possible by arrangement
Days off: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, all public holidays closed

General Information

  • Parking lots available

  • Bus stop available


  • for groups

  • for families

foreign languages


Payment options

Eintritt frei


people with walking disabilities
wheelchair user
Museum and historical platform are accessible for people with mobility difficulties or wheelchairs, accessible toilets and parking spaces available

Hygiene and infection control measures

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

Arrival & Parking

The museum is located in the immediate vicinity of the Hochdahl S-Bahn station on S-Bahn line 8 (Mönchengladbach - Hagen). Accessible after a 300 m walk.

By car via the Hilden A 3/A 46 motorway junction, Hilden exit, towards Erkrath/Mettmann via Bergische Allee/Schimmelbuschstraße/Hildener Straße at the end of Ziegeleiweg, house number 1-3, directly at the railway tracks.
Take the bus directly to the Hochdahl S-Bahn station. There is a bus stop there.

Price information

Admission is free.


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


Mettmann district


Railway and local history museum Erkrath-Hochdahl

Ziegeleiweg 1-3
40699 Erkrath

0049 211 30 26 90 05


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