Foundation stone boxes in the Langenberg community center


The "Foundation Stone Boxes" exhibition in the gallery of the historic town house in Langenberg is a long-standing successful project of the Kunsthaus Langenberg eV 
What once started as a creative financing idea for a small association has unexpectedly quickly developed into an impressive success story and an internationally sought-after art collection. With the participation of more than 400 artists and the conception of Norbert Bauer, the project "Grundsteinkisten" was created from 1993, a "triptych" made of three sand-lime bricks stored in a wooden box.

Each box and each sand-lime brick was individually processed by well-known artists such as Emil Schumacher, Günther Uecker, Georg Baselitz and many others. After traveling through numerous national and international exhibitions, 6,5 tons of art have found an exposed and permanent location and impress visitors as a cross-section of contemporary art.

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Visitor volume

Opening hours

Curator's tour every 1st Sunday of the month at 15 p.m
Sundays 14-17 p.m
Special tours from 10 people
Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


  • for groups

  • for any weather

  • Bad weather offer

foreign languages


Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility


barrier-free accessible for people with walking difficulties or wheelchairs
Disabled 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 historic town house Langenberg is conveniently located in the district of Mettmann between the cities of Düsseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal. All of the aforementioned cities can be easily reached within 20 minutes.

Coming from Essen, use the A44 in the direction of Velbert and take the Velbert-Langenberg exit. Follow the signs to Langenberg (via Rottberger Strasse and Bökenbuschstrasse). After approx. 2 km, drive onto Vogteier Str. at the crossroads, then straight ahead onto Dr. Hans-Karl-Glinz-Strasse. Now follow the parking guidance system, as there are no parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the community center.

Coming from Wuppertal or Düsseldorf, take the A46 to the Sonnborner Kreuz and then take the A535 in the direction of Velbert. Take the Velbert Langenberg exit and follow the signs to Langenberg (via Kuhlendahler Straße) for approx. 5,6 km. Now please follow the parking guidance system, as there are no parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the community center.

Price information

Price adult: 4€
Reduced price: €2
Curator's tour €5 plus admission


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


Mettmann district


Foundation stone boxes in the Langenberg community center

Str. 64
42555 Velbert

0049 2052 816

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