Wilhelm Fabry Museum



In Hilden, there are two museums in one place, the Wilhelm Fabry Museum and the associated historical corn distillery.

Wilhelm Fabry, born in Hilden in 1560, is regarded as the founder of modern surgery in Germany. In the museum named after him, visitors immerse themselves in the world of medical history, which can be experienced with the help of numerous of his books and historical surgical instruments. The collection is supplemented by numerous exhibition activities on the subject of "medicine in art", which provide further insights into medical-historical topics in a unique way.

The "Vogelsang Steam Grain Distillery" is located on the same site, the heart of which is the steam engine built in 1887. Here, guests can experience the - today electrically operated - steam engine in action during guided tours through the current exhibition and understand the entire production process from the delivery of the grain to the drinkable grain. Children and young people can borrow original works of art in the children's art library or, on request, immerse themselves in the world of art through picture reviews, painting activities or guided tours of exhibitions.

Good to know

Opening hours

Closed: Good Friday, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st
Days off: Monday

General Information

  • Bus stop available


  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for school classes

  • for families

Payment options

Eintritt frei

Arrival & Parking

By bus 783, 784, 785 and O3.
Fritz-Gressard-Platz/Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum stop or by S1 to Hilden S-Bahn station. From there it can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

By car in the Stadthalle car park or the Nove-Mesto-Platz car park and from there it can be reached on foot in a few minutes.


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



Wilhelm Fabry Museum

Benrather Strasse 32a
40721 Hilden

0049 2103 590 3


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