Stadtmuseum Langenfeld and Schalenschneider-Kotten


The permanent exhibition on the history of the city in Langenfeld presents itself with modern audiovisual and interactive elements. 
The focus is on the prehistory and early history of the city up to the present. Regularly changing art and cultural-historical special exhibitions and guided tours complement the program. The modern depot next to the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Haus houses a replica of a stagecoach from 1816 that ran on the Düsseldorf - Langenfeld - Cologne route.

In addition, the Stadtmuseum Langenfeld shows changing exhibitions on art and cultural history.

Good to know

Opening hours

The exhibition rooms of the Stadtmuseum | Stadtarchiv Langenfeld remain from 24.12. until 26.12. as well as on 31.12. and closed on January 1st.

City Archives:
Tue-Thu 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 12:00

Shell Cutter Kotten:
Public guided tours every 1st Sunday of the month at 11 a.m
Private group tours on request

General Information

  • Bus stop available

  • Parking lots available


  • for families

  • for groups

  • for any weather

  • for school classes

  • Bad weather offer

foreign languages


Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility

Possible ways to pay

Eintritt frei


City Museum: barrier-free accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, barrier-free toilets and parking spaces available
Schalenschneider-Kotten: barrier-free 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

City Museum:
Coming from the A 59 (Düsseldorf-Süd - Leverkusen):
At the Monheim / Langenfeld exit, follow the signs to Langenfeld. At the next crossing, cross Düsseldorfer Straße (B 8) straight ahead until you come to a "T-junction" on the main street. Turn right. The next street on the left is Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße. On the corner is the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Haus (Hauptstrasse 83). There is a paid parking lot next to the building.

Coming from the A3 (Oberhausen - Frankfurt):
At the Solingen / Langenfeld exit, follow the signs to Langenfeld. You drive straight ahead, initially on Hardt, which later becomes Solinger and then Theodor-Heuss-Straße. You drive through a railway underpass, leave the town hall on the left and finally come to a "T-junction" on Düsseldorfer Straße (B 8). There you turn left. At the 2nd major crossing, at Berliner Platz (on the left is ALDI-Süd), turn left into Hauptstrasse. The second street on the right is Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße. The Freiherr vom Stein house is on this corner.

With public transport:
Take the S-Bahn line S 6 to the “Langenfeld Rheinland” stop (not “Langenfeld-Berghausen”!). From there take bus number 785 (direction Düsseldorf Jan-Wellem-Platz) to the “Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße” stop (directly in front of the building).

Input for navigation devices: 40764 Langenfeld, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 1

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Price information

Admission to the permanent exhibition and the special exhibitions is free.

Schalenschneider-Kotten: €2,50 donation requested


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


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Stadtmuseum Langenfeld and Schalenschneider-Kotten

Hauptstrasse 83
40764 Langenfeld

0049 2173 794 441-0


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