One of the most popular and most modern museums of Europe is situated on the ground where the most famous German was discovered 160 years ago: the Neanderthal man. This world historic place gives reason for a time travel through the history of mankind – from the very beginning in the African savannah more than 4 million years ago until today.
The museum and the Neander Valley with a number of visitor attractions welcome visitors from around the world.
THE "HUMAN TRACES" ART TRAIL
The art project is dedicated to the relationship between humans and nature. Humanity began to step out of nature, to search for an independent position already shortly after its emergence.
This process is visualized in different ways by the works of eleven artists. Their sculptures want to provoke a self-reflection upon the nature of humanity and a new approach to nature.
The traces of the artists repeatedly connect in various ways to the landscape along the pathway. A number of the works have actually to be discovered within the landscape, others change with the seasons.
The 1.200 m long marked way starts at the Neanderthal Museum. Earphones can be borrowed at the museum to listen to the artist’s explanations and comments.