Wülfrath time tunnel


In the 160 meter long access tunnel, 400 million years of geological history and the history of the lime industry in Wülfrath can be experienced with all your senses.
The Wülfrath time tunnel was created in the old mining tunnel of the Bochumer Bruch limestone quarry. Visitors discover the experience-oriented exhibition in an extraordinary atmosphere. In the form of hands-on stations and film excerpts, the different geological periods are illustrated with their unique characteristics and creatures - from the shifting of the continents to the dinosaurs to the first humans. Many fossils and objects from these times can even be admired live and in color. In addition to the history of the earth, the comparatively short period of industrial history of limestone mining in Wülfrath can also be experienced. The Schlupkothen quarry can also be circumnavigated with spectacular views on the natural history and industrial history nature trail.

Good to know

Visitor volume

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., from April to the end of October
Days off: Monday

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


Barrier-free accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs
Disabled toilets and parking spaces available
Quarry Schlupkothen not barrier-free

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

By bicycle:
The time tunnel is located directly on the PanoramaRadweg Niederbergbahn.

By car:
From the motorway exit Wülfrath (A535) follow the signs to Wülfrath, from Wilhelmstraße it goes to the address: Hammerstein 5, Wülfrath. Parking is available at the Hammerstein car park at the roundabout.

With public transport:
The time tunnel has its own stop on Wilhelmstraße in both directions (stop Ellenbeek/Zeittunnel). Timetable see www.vrr.de

Price information

Price adult: 6€
Reduced price: €3,50
Family price: €15
Children up to 4 years free
Groups of 16 or more people €5 pp
Information on reduced prices: Children older than 4 years up to 16 years are entitled to a discount,
Pupils, students, trainees, those doing federal voluntary service, relatives in the voluntary social and ecological year,
Severely disabled people with a degree of disability of 50 percent or more.

Further information

The time tunnel sees itself as an outdoor experience due to its constant temperature of 16°C.


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0




Wülfrath time tunnel

hammer stone 5
42489 Wülfrath

0049 2058 175 686


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