North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Erkrath is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Erkrath is situated on the Dussel river, directly east of Dusseldorf and west of Wuppertal, close to the famous Neandertal. In that part of Neanderthal, which is located in Erkrath, in the summer of 1856, quarry workers discovered the fossilised remains of what became known as the Neanderthal man or Homo Neanderthalensis in Feldhof cave.
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