Ice Age game reserve in the Neandertal


Wildlife park/wildlife enclosure
In the middle of the beautiful Neandertal nature reserve, replica breeds of aurochs and tarpans, which have been extinct in Europe for several centuries, live in the large and spacious outdoor enclosures of the Ice Age Neandertal game reserve.
The third animal species in the enclosure is the bison, the largest European land mammal. European bison have survived in zoos and enclosures and the population has been secured through targeted breeding and reintroduction projects. In the Neandertal, the animals are kept in herds with one male animal each, so that visitors can look forward to offspring every year. The enclosure is accessible around the clock and free of charge. A leisurely circular hike takes about 1,5 hours. Benches, information boards and beautiful views invite you to linger and enjoy.

Good to know

Opening hours

open all day


  • for families

Price information

Eintritt frei


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


Mettmann district

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