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Information for the tourism industry

Together we can make our region even more attractive

Those responsible for tourism and companies from the tourism industry in neanderland will find current information from the region here. The neanderland is regularly represented at trade fairs. As soon as a trade fair is coming up, we will also inform you about everything worth knowing about it here and of course in our events calendar.



New call for funding starts!

The goal of the project call "Experience.NRW" is to strengthen tourism and thus the economic sector in NRW. The industry should become more attractive again through innovative and authentic adventure offers and the expansion of infrastructure in harmony with culture and nature. The promotion of sustainable tourism, culture and nature tourism in the tourism regions in NRW is therefore the focus.

The new funding period is based on the integrative approach of the region-specific Territorial strategy concepts, which were developed in the tourist regions of North Rhine-Westphalia, including by Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH and the district of Mettmann/neanderland.

Infrastructure should be qualitatively and sustainably upgraded, further developed or newly created. Tourism should position itself more sustainably in digital solutions and innovations and new potential should be promoted.

The appeal is aimed at:

  • Municipalities, municipal companies and institutions
  • small and medium businesses
  • Clubs, associations and foundations
  • chambers


The funding call for "Experience.NRW" provides for a two-stage application process. Project outlines are submitted via the website www.erlebnis.in.nrw.

Submission deadlines:

1st round of submissions: 31.01.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX

2st round of submissions: 31.01.2024/XNUMX/XNUMX

3st round of submissions: 31.01.2025/XNUMX/XNUMX

The funding announcement contains further information on the funding priorities and principles as well as the selection criteria in the course of the online-based submission process.


Further information:


District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Arne yearling
Tel. 02104-992070 | arne.jaehrling(at)kreis-mettmann.de

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Network meeting in neanderland

Exchange in the region about the region

The tourism department of the district of Mettmann organizes regular network meetings together with the partners IHK Düsseldorf and DEHOGA Nordrhein eV. These provide information on various tourism topics and offer a platform for exchange and expansion of the network. All those responsible for tourism and those involved in tourism, such as accommodation and gastronomy establishments, leisure and cultural facilities and tour operators from neanderland are invited.

The last network meeting on the subject of "guest acquisition and guest loyalty - not only in times of crisis" took place on February 2nd, 2023 at the Landhotel Krummenweg in Ratingen. Here you can find them Press release.

District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Julia Polcher
Tel. 02104-992060 | julia.poelcher(at)kreis-mettmann.de

Travel for everyone

For a barrier-free stay in neanderland

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The nationwide uniform certification system "Travel for All" provides general and trustworthy information on accessibility for all guests. It is very important that companies provide information on accessibility, since many guests depend on accessibility, but have very individual requirements. This is exactly where "Travel for All" comes in, by enabling guests to receive detailed information on accessibility.

Any company can take part in the certification. If you are interested, please contact us directly Tourism NRW eV. Get your business certified and help your guests plan their next stay better!

District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Mareike Joppien
Tel. 02104-993014 | mareike.joppien(at)kreis-mettmann.de

Your entry in the neanderland accommodation directory

Do you own a guesthouse, holiday apartment, hotel or other type of accommodation and would you like to present it on our website? The following button will take you to the Form-Solutions platform, where you can fill in the form for your entry in the neanderland accommodation directory easy to fill out and submit. 


District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Paula Long
Tel. 02104-992079 | paula.lange(at)neanderland.de 

INFOTHEK – Free knowledge database

Knowledge for companies in the tourism industry

In the INFOTHEK, top performers will find explanatory videos, guidelines, checklists and infographics online, which, among other things, provide answers to the topics of "Innovation - Basics & Methods", "Product and offer development", "Marketing and sales", "Demographic change", "Business succession and -Handover" and "Social Media" deliver. The collected knowledge comes from the "National Tourism Innovation Workshop" and is prepared in such a way that tourism companies can find in-depth information on tourism-related topics in simple steps.

The following content can be found in the INFOTHEK at www.tourismusverband.nrw/wissen/infothek be retrieved:

  • Innovation – Basics & Methods
  • Demographic change
  • Business succession and handover
  • Create innovative packages
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Social Media
  • Product development wheel
  • Guide Networks

District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Meike Uthoff
Tel. 02104-992049 | info(at)neanderland.de 

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Relief measures

for those responsible for tourism in neanderland

The federal and state governments have launched a number of different aid programs for companies affected by the Corona crisis.

The State Tourism Association Tourismus NRW eV has a comprehensive list of financial aid options (federal and state), legal information, information from tourist institutions and helpful hotlines at tourismverband.nrw/corona furnished. In addition, you will find best practice examples for dealing with the crisis and for the time afterwards.

The DEHOGA Federal Association also offers assistance for hotels and restaurants on the portal dehoga-corona.de.

Further specific information from the district of Mettmann can be found at affected companies kreis-mettmann-corona.de.


District Mettmann | Subject area Tourism | Arne yearling
Tel. 02104-992070 | arne.jaehrling(at)kreis-mettmann.de


 ERDF projects

Successful promotion of regional projects

ERDF, the European fund for regional development, together with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has already funded the projects "Bergische Panorama-Radwege - Pleasure cycling on former railway lines between the Ruhr, Rhine and Sieg" and "TYPISCH neanderland", the region's seal of quality. Both projects are a complete success, are used as brands and continuously developed. Current ERDF projects include REACT, to promote digitization in tourism, and the Territorial Strategy Concept (TSK), which supports the sustainable development of tourism, culture and natural heritage.

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