Discovery Loop Evolution Path



19,21 km long
theme trail
Explore the city center of Mettmann on a varied hike through the city forest with the Goldberger pond and the beautiful Goldberger mill. Enjoy the gastronomy in the historic upper town before you reach the world-famous Neandertal with its award-winning museum along the evolutionary path.

The starting point of the "Evolution Path" discovery loop is the beautiful Mettmann train station from 1879, today the "Mettmann Stadtwald" Regiobahn stop. From there it goes through the city forest along the Goldberger Teich and the Goldberger Mühle towards the center.

In the historic upper town, which is dominated by the Lambertus church on the market square, there are many historic buildings to discover, such as the old mayor's office, which houses the city history house. Hikers can fortify themselves in one of the numerous bars before they reach the Neandertal along the gently babbling Mettmanner Bach on the evolution path that illuminates the development history of the city, the region and the valley.

Be fascinated by the bison, tarpans and aurochs in the Ice Age game reserve. Parallel to the Düssel, which winds through the valley, the path continues towards Haan-Gruiten on the first section of the route neanderland Climb back to the starting point.

Good to know

Arrival & Parking

P&R parking lot Mettmann Stadtwald 

Public transportation

S-Bahn or bus S-Bahn station Mettmann Zentrum, lines S28, 738, 741, 743, 745, DL6, O10, O11, O13


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation


tour dates
Start: Mettmann Stadtwald S-Bahn station
Destination: Mettmann Stadtwald S-Bahn station


05:00 p.m

19,21 km





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