forest museum


The forest museum is located in the middle of the Heiligenhauser paradise - in the listed building of the former waterworks of the city. 
Interested parties are informed here about how sensibly water and waste water can be used. Other subject areas include the history of drinking water supply, presenting current water supply in a way that can be experienced and illustrated, and of course pointing out environmental protection, sustainability and climate change

The forest museum is embedded in the existing Abtsküche museum landscape with the UBZ, the fire brigade museum and the local history collection in the Abtsküche museum.

Good to know

Opening hours

Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. and by arrangement.


  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for groups

  • for school classes

  • for families

foreign languages


Hygiene and infection control measures

The hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply at this time.

Arrival & Parking

Coming from north/south on A3 in 17-Dreieck Ratingen-Ost drive on A44 and exit directly at exit 34-Ratingen-Ost. Turn left onto Brachter Str. Continue onto Meiersberger Str., turn left onto Schöllersfeld, continue onto Ratinger Str., turn right onto Hauptstraße/B227. Turn left onto Bahnhofstrasse, turn right onto Nordring, turn left onto Herberger Weg. Turn left to stay on Herberger Weg, turn right on Im Paradies. The Forest Museum is on the left. Limited on-site parking.

Public transport
Take the S6 to Ratingen Hösel. Continue with bus number 770 towards Velbert ZOB, get off at the Heiligenhaus Abtskücher Straße stop. This is followed by a 13-minute walk of approximately 1,1 km. On Südring go northeast towards Abtskücher Str./B227, turn left onto Abtskücher Str./B227, turn right onto Parkstraße, turn slightly left onto Nordring. Turn slightly right onto Herberger Weg, turn right to stay on Herberger Weg. Turn right onto Im Paradies, the forest museum is on the left.


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


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