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|State :||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Administrative region :||Dusseldorf|
|Height :||140 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||42.56 km 2|
|Residents:||38,757 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||911 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||40822|
|Area code :||02104|
|License plate :||ME|
|Community key :||05 1 58 024|
|LOCODE :||DE MET|
City administration address :
|Mayor :||Thomas Dinkelmann (independent)|
|Location of the city of Mettmann in the Mettmann district|
Mettmann is located about 15 km east of Düsseldorf on the first heights of the Rhenish slate mountains , the Mettmanner Loessterrassen . Historically and according to today's regional awareness, the city is part of the Bergisches Land . The lowest point in the urban area at 75 m above sea level. NN is in the Neandertal in the area of the museum, the highest on the city limits of Wülfrath (203 m above sea level, intersection Meiersberger Str./Mettmanner Str.).
The Bergisch metropolis of Wuppertal is around 10 kilometers east of Mettmann, the Ruhr metropolis of Essen is around 20 kilometers to the north, and the metropolis of Cologne is around 30 kilometers south of the city of Mettmann. With a population density of 911 inhabitants per km², Mettmann is the second most sparsely populated city in the Mettmann district after the neighboring town of Wülfrath .
The urban area of Mettmann consists for the most part of the core city with the densely populated city center, the historic upper town and the surrounding residential areas. The Zur Gau commercial and industrial area adjoins it to the east, while the Neanderpark commercial area is located directly on the B 7 to the west . To the northwest of the city center is the Metzkausen district , which was incorporated in 1975. The Obschwarzbach district is about four kilometers north of the city center . The area around Mettmann is characterized by agricultural areas with numerous farms and estates.
Mettmann is in the temperate climate zone . Due to its location on the edge of the Lower Rhine Plain , the climate is oceanic . Westerly winds often bring humid air masses. As a result, winters are usually relatively mild and summers moderately warm and humid. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 18.0 ° C, the coldest is in January with an average of 1.5 ° C. The annual average temperature is 9.7 ° C. The precipitation is evenly distributed over the whole year with a maximum in June (88 millimeters) and a minimum in February (55 millimeters). An average of 856 millimeters of precipitation falls annually.
Monthly average temperatures and precipitation for Mettmann
Prehistory and early history
In 1856 bones of Homo neanderthalensis - the Neanderthal man - were found in the Neanderthal. He is said to have lived around 40,000 years ago in the region around today's city of Mettmann.
The name "Mettmann" comes from the old German , from "Medamana", which means something like "At the middle of the stream". The settlement was first mentioned in a document in 904. In a document from King Ludwig the child , various imperial courts on the Lower Rhine that had already been transferred to the Kaiserswerth monastery are confirmed. One of the listed farms is an imperial court in the Mettmann area. This courtyard was later given to Count Adolf II von Berg in 1248, together with a royal court in Rath, from the German King Wilhelm of Holland .
In a further document from 1072, King Heinrich IV donated various "villare" in the western area between Wupper and Ruhr to the Collegiate Church in Kaiserswerth . One of the listed settlements in which the farms were located was Mettmann. In the 12th century, as later under the Dukes of Berg, there was probably already a court of the Hardenberg lordship in Mettmann. At that time, the Kaiserswerth monastery still had ten-duty ownership in Mettmann, as Archbishop Adolf of Cologne had given this to the monastery again.
In 1363, Mettmann was the seat of the official administration of one of eight offices in the Bergisches Land ; these are the eight offices that are named in the document for the transfer of the Land Blankenberg to Berg. No later than 13/14 In the 19th century, the town received its own city wall , which lasted until the Thirty Years' War . Parts of the city wall are still visible in various places in the city center. In August 1424 Duke Adolf VII raised Mettmann with the associated honor to a freedom . Due to the newly acquired rights, this was combined with considerable tax and market privileges, which helped the town to flourish.
A tax statement from 1624 shows that the Mettmann office was relatively wealthy at that time. The tax revenue was 827 Reichsthaler / year. This included 80 Reichsthaler from "Freiheit Mettmann". For comparison: the tax revenue of the Bergisch metropolis Düsseldorf was only 348 Reichsthaler.
In 1806 the Duchy of Berg and with it the Mettmann office came under Napoleon to the Grand Duchy of Berg . Mettmann was one of the six cantons in the Düsseldorf arrondissement . According to a census of 1804, 9,484 people lived in the Mettmann office at that time. 4,664 of them were Catholics, 4,065 Reformed, 716 Lutherans, eleven Jews and twenty-eight others. Of the larger courts, nine were manors.
After the end of the French era in Germany, the Grand Duchy and thus Mettmann became part of Prussia from 1815 . The Mettmann district , consisting of the five mayorships of Haan , Hardenberg , Mettmann, Velbert and Wülfrath , was created. Since 1846, the Mettmann mayor's office formed a municipality in accordance with the municipal regulations for the Rhine Province of July 23, 1845. On October 23, 1856, King Friedrich-Wilhelm IV of Prussia granted the municipality of Mettmann the Rhenish city regulations and thus the city charter.
From the 20th century
After the transfer of power to the National Socialists in 1933, the Villa Koburg served the SA as a collection point and torture cellar for those arrested from the Mettmann district . In memory of the many killed and abused victims, there is a memorial on the central Lavalplatz in Mettmann.
On March 29, 1943, a crashed Wellington bomber of the Royal Air Force into Metzkausen. He had the identification X3814 and was involved in an attack on Bochum that night . The five crew members, four Canadians and one Englishman, were killed. Volunteers from the LVR Office for Land Monument Preservation found parts of the bomber in the area of the golf course. Eight months later, on December 3, 1943, a British Halifax bomber with the registration number HR876 crashed after an anti-aircraft bombardment at Gut Benninghof. The bomber was returning from an attack on Berlin. The seven-man crew, consisting of two Canadians and five British, was buried in the Düsseldorf North Cemetery and later reburied. They found their final resting place in the cemetery of honor in the Klever Reichswald . In 2014, volunteers from the LVR Office for Ground Monument Conservation salvaged parts of the bomber.
Over the years, the seat of the district changed several times. In addition to the cities of Elberfeld and Vohwinkel (today part of Wuppertal ), Düsseldorf in particular was the seat of the district administration for a long time . After Mettmann had survived the Second World War largely without any serious visible traces, the seat of the district administration was returned to the city in 1954.
In the districts of Niederschwarzbach and Obschwarzbach , bordering the city of Wülfrath , after 1945 German war refugees and ethnic German repatriates preferred to create a new home. As a result, both places merged into one larger closed housing estate in the 1960s.
From the 1960s, the medieval city center was extensively rebuilt. Especially in the areas around today's Jubilee Square and the street Am Königshof, numerous residential buildings, factory buildings and historically significant structures were demolished. These included the “stone house” built in 1284 for the knight Ludewig von Medemen and the “royal court” from the 10th century. The old houses were replaced by larger new buildings. Nevertheless, parts of the historic old town were able to be preserved. The medieval ring of houses around the Catholic Church of St. Lambertus in the Upper Town has been preserved to this day, and other half-timbered and slate houses line the townscape.
Metzkausen has belonged to the city of Mettmann since January 1, 1975. Until then, it had belonged to the Hubbelrath office as the seat of the official administration , which was dissolved on that day as part of the municipal reorganization .
In 2004 the city of Mettmann celebrated its 1100th anniversary and is one of the oldest communities in the Bergisches Land.
Since 2010, the city center has been rebuilt and renovated again. The former Karstadt department store became a modern shopping center with the Königshof gallery. On the street Am Königshof, new residential and commercial buildings were built on the site of the former Schulstraße primary school and today form the Königshof-Karree. In addition, the flooring in the city center is being modernized and the cityscape is being upgraded with modern urban design elements. With the so-called "network separation", from 2017 to 2018 the Breite Strasse and the lower Johannes-Flintrop-Strasse were closed to through traffic and converted into pedestrian-friendly play streets. The traffic is to be guided around the city center via two newly built bypasses and the quality of stay in the city center is to be improved.
After the local elections on May 25, 2014 , the city council is composed as follows:
|Party / list||Seats|
|UBWG *||2 (−5)|
|LEFT||1 (± 0)|
* Independent citizen-voter community
- 1811–1816: Johann Wilhelm Haugh
- 1816–1830: Peter Wilhelm Feldhoff
- 1831–1839: Friedrich Wilhelm Bartsch
- 1839–1844: Christian Bacciocco
- 1844–1865: Heinrich von Rosenthal
- 1865–1896: Albert Koennecke
- 1896–1920: Albert Robert Conradi
- 1920-1945: Arthur Lemke
- 1945–1946: not occupied
- 1946–1951: Richard Benninghoven
- 1951–1952: Karl Felder
- 1952–1956: Wilhelm Rosendahl
- 1956–1961: Karl-Heinz Lünenstrasse ( SPD )
- 1961–1964: Wilhelm Voss ( CDU )
- 1965–1975: Erich Sommer (SPD)
- 1975–1994: Ingrid Siebeke (CDU)
- 1994–1999: Ottokar Iven (CDU)
- 1999–2009: Bodo Nowodworski ( independent )
- 2009–2015: Bernd Günther (CDU)
- Since 2015: Thomas Dinkelmann (independent)
Since 2009 the mayor has been elected for a term of six years.
Sister cities, sponsorships and friendships
- San Felice Circeo , municipality in central Italy , a place where the remains of the Neanderthal man were found
- Osjorsk (Angerapp / Darkehmen), city in western Russia
- A Lufthansa aircraft of the type Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet has borne the city's name since 2006
Coat of arms, flag and logo
The district town of Mettmann has a city coat of arms, a flag, an official seal and a signet (logo).
coat of arms
Blazon : “In blue two golden (yellow) churches connected by a gate with a golden (yellow) gate, the right one with a pointed roof, the left one with a double onion, on the towers crowned with black weathercocks; between them a golden (yellow) crown, a horizontal golden (yellow) scepter and a golden (yellow) guild drawer. "
In contrast to the coat of arms of the district and the coat of arms of most cities in the Bergisches Land , the Bergische lion is missing in the coat of arms of the district town. Instead, it shows the Evangelical Church and the Catholic Lambertus Church, connected by a city gate, as well as a crown, a scepter and a guild box between the two church towers. The coat of arms comes from a guild badge of the "Fabricanten und Handwerker der Freiheit Mettmann" from 1778. It became the city coat of arms from the 19th century to 1938 and again since 1946. In 1966 it was changed slightly to its current form.
"The colors of the district town are blue and white." Description of the flag: "The city flag has the colors blue-white-blue stripes, in a ratio of 1: 5: 1 with the city coat of arms in the middle of the white field."
Culture and sights
With the Weltspiegel Kino , Mettmann is the location of the oldest still existing cinema in Germany. The city is also the seat of the local radio station Radio Neandertal, which broadcasts for the Mettmann district . Mettmann also gained notoriety through the film Samba in Mettmann by and with Hape Kerkeling , which was released in January 2004 . In 2019 the second season of the reality show Get the F * ck out of my House was filmed in Mettmann.
The cultural center of the city is the Neandertal Hall. Events take place here regularly. The city library with a range of over 20,000 media is also housed in the same building.
An association that has existed since 1861 is the Verein zu Mettmann Society , a classic partnership.
- Every year on a Sunday in early summer, the “Mettmanner Art Mile” takes place in the city center. Here, local and regional artists have the opportunity to present their work and make contacts.
- On a Sunday in August, the annual Heimatfest takes place around the historic market square, followed by a flea market.
- In the run-up to Christmas, the “Blotschenmarkt” (from “Blotschen”, dialect for wooden shoe ) is held on the market square, which lasts around 2 weeks .
The Neandertal (also Neanderthal ) partly belongs to Mettmann. It is named after the evangelical song writer Joachim Neander , who regularly held outdoor services there and used nature as an inspiration for his songs. The remains of the Neanderthal man, named after his place of discovery, Neandertal 1 , were found here during limestone mining .
With the Neanderthal Museum , which focuses on the famous find and human prehistory, there is a nationally known and internationally recognized and important museum in Mettmann.
- Historic old town with the market square and the typical Bergisch houses with black slate cladding and the mostly green shutters
- The Catholic St. Lambertus Church
- The formerly reformed evangelical church made of gray field stones
- The restored watermill at Goldberger Teich
- The town history house in the old mayor's office in Mittelstrasse 10
- The Catholic Church of St. Judas Thaddäus from 1907 in the Obschwarzbach district
- Memories , sculpture
Until 2012, a historic tram of the district of Mettmann tram was set up for inspection in the Mettmann city center . The car is to be set up again in the city center after the inner city renovation is complete.
Information about Christianity in the Mettmann area was already available at the beginning of the High Middle Ages. The Mettmann parish formed at that time belonged to the "Decania Nussiensis" (Neuss) at that time. In a document from 1198 both the pastor and a church in Mettmann are mentioned. In addition to the parish of Mettmann, the parishes of Gerresheim with Hubbelrath, Erkrath with Eller and Wülfrath belonged to the Bergisches Amt Mettmann established in the 14th century.
As early as the middle of the 16th century, the Protestants were able to form a Reformed community in Mettmann under the chaplain Dietmar Heiss, to which the majority of the population belonged in 1546. Supporters were also detectable for the Lutherans, albeit in significantly smaller numbers. In 1672 there was a small community in Mettmann for them under the preacher Johann Polus.
From the 1580s, the Protestants had to hold their services in private houses, as there was increasing oppression, which reached its first climax during the reign of the feeble-minded Duke Johann Wilhelm . Around the 1610s, the suppression was suspended for a few years, but intensified from the 1620s until an official ban on Protestant teaching in 1636 under Count Palatine Wolfgang Wilhelm . The latter had converted from the Lutheran to the Catholic faith in 1613 and tried to enforce the Counter-Reformation to the Catholic faith in his territories . This was made more difficult by acts of war, which also led to billeting and looting of the troops involved in the conflict in the area of Mettmann.
Despite the suppression, the Reformed Church was able to rent a building for church activities in Mettmann in 1640. It was bought in 1646, but could only be used to a very limited extent. Despite the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648, the repression for the Protestants in the Duchy of Berg did not end. For example, the impoverished Protestant community in Mettmann was forced to raise money for the reconstruction of the collapsed Catholic Church at the beginning of the 18th century.
As early as 1729, the Reformed congregation had decided to build a new church. Due to a lack of money, the foundation stone could only be laid in April 1774 and the new church was inaugurated on December 14, 1780. Almost at the same time, on November 16, 1768, the significantly smaller Lutheran congregation had inaugurated their new little church. In 1824 the Reformed and Lutherans united to form the evangelical community of Mettmann. At this point, 2,868 people were Reformed and 750 were Lutherans. After the unification, the Lutheran church was sold in 1826. First it was converted into the town hall and then the district court.
Church buildings and parish houses in Mettmann
- Roman Catholic Church , Parish St. Lambertus Mettmann, maintains the following churches:
- Evangelical parish Mettmann, consisting of the places of worship:
- Evangelical Church on Freiheitstrasse
- Evangelical Church Metzkausen
- Obschwarzbach Chapel
- Chapel of the ev. Mettmann hospital
- Evangelical Free Church Congregation ( Baptists ), Bahnstrasse 69
- Christian Assembly , Am Königshof
- Christian Free Church Congregation, Auf dem Hüls
- Adventist Congregation Mettmann-Neandertal
- New Apostolic Church , Seminarstrasse 5
- International Evangelical Congregation Mettmann, Bergstrasse 22
- Jehovah's Witnesses , Mettmann Congregation in the Kingdom Hall , Benninghofer Weg 21
Economy and Infrastructure
Mettmann established itself as a location for the cutlery industry as early as the 19th century . Especially cutlery from the Seibel company, founded in 1895, was able to make a name for itself beyond the borders of Germany. Today the company Mono GmbH , based in the industrial area Mettmann Ost, continues the tradition.
Other well-known companies based in Mettmann are the frozen food manufacturer and distributor Eismann Tiefkühl-Heimservice GmbH as well as Centralin, which has become particularly well-known for its shoe care products. The RHEWA company has been manufacturing industrial weighing technology products since 1904. The traditional company Klotz Technics, which sells products from the areas of occupational safety, fittings and hose technology, is also located on Bergstrasse. The Gust company founded in 1895. Overhoff GmbH & Co. KG manufactures metal products for the construction, installation and roofing sectors on Flurstrasse. Mettmann is also the seat of the transport company Regiobahn GmbH , which operates the S-Bahn line (S 28) that ends here. The music company Takeover MGMT , which has the artists Kayef , T-Zon and Liont under contract, has its headquarters on Elberfelder Straße. OnRail, based on Steinesweg, has been active in railway technology, leasing, equipping and converting freight trains since 1982.
The company Fondium (until 2018: Georg Fischer GmbH ) has been producing cast parts made of nodular cast iron for passenger cars and commercial vehicles at the Mettmann location since 1907 . It is the last metalworking supplier for various automobile manufacturers that is active on site. Fondium employs around 1,000 people and currently ships around 190,000 tons per year. The company is the city's largest private employer. NTN-Kugellagerfabrik GmbH is a production site of the NTN Corporation on NTN-Strasse in Mettmann-Ost . ITW Dynatec GmbH, a subsidiary of the US group ITW Inc. , is also located on Industriestrasse .
With the Neanderpark in Mettmann-West, a new large-scale industrial area was created in Mettmann in 2006. Various companies from the areas of gastronomy, trade, craft, media and manufacturing are based here. The German headquarters of the Dutch Ahold Group , the operator of the Albert Heijn supermarket chain , is also based here.
At the beginning of the 21st century, two nationally known companies disappeared from the Mettmann corporate landscape. The Wuppertal textile company Gold-Zack , which moved its headquarters to Mettmann in 1960, was located on an 8-hectare factory site in the Mettmann-Ost industrial park. In 1996 Gold-Zack-Werke AG was converted into a stock issuing house with a focus on Nemax stocks, while the Gold-Zack brand was sold to the Prym Group . In 2003 Gold-Zack-Werke AG filed for bankruptcy. The Meckenstock company, which had specialized in the production of drawn, pressed and stamped parts, employed 250 people on Oststrasse until the beginning of the 21st century. Bankruptcy was filed in 2000.
The Düsseldorf-Derendorf-Dortmund Süd railway line runs through Mettmann . The regional railway line S 28 (Mettmann-Erkrath-Düsseldorf-Neuss-Kaarst), which runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, ends in Mettmann Stadtwald . It serves three stations here: Mettmann Stadtwald, Mettmann Zentrum and Neanderthal . The revitalization of this line of the connection built in the century before last by the Rheinische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft was largely initiated by the former city councilor Paul-Heinz Schuh. The line is currently being expanded via the existing route to Dornap-Hahnenfurth station and further via a new branch to be built to Wuppertal-Vohwinkel . Furthermore, an extension in the west via Viersen to Venlo is under discussion.
From 1930 to 1952, and traveled between Mettmann Gruiten the contact-wire bus Mettmann-Gruiten , the first modern Oberleitungsbus Germany. It was developed by Gustav Kemmann . Kemmann came from Mettmann and chose the demanding route in the Bergisches Land as a test route.
By car, Mettmann is via the A3 (Mettmann junction), A 535 (Wuppertal-Dornap junction), A 44 (Heiligenhaus and Ratingen-Schwarzbach junction ), A 46 (Wuppertal- Varresbeck junction ) and the B 7 (from Düsseldorf / Wuppertal). The Dusseldorf airport is about 20 kilometers away, the distance to the Cologne / Bonn airport is about 40 kilometers. The Dortmund airport is about 50 kilometers away and the Niederrhein Airport in Weeze is located about 70 kilometers northwest of Mettmann.
Mettmann is the seat of the district police authority. In August 2005, the building at the western entrance to the town was opened as one of the most modern office buildings in North Rhine-Westphalia at the time. Since January 2019, a new district control center for the police and fire brigade has been built on Willettstrasse in Mettmann-West. It is the first control center in North Rhine-Westphalia that unites the fire brigade and police under one roof. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The city has a large number of different types of schools, as well as a music school, a community college , a city library and an extensive city archive . Since October 2009, Mettmann has been a university location with the opening of the FHDW (University of Applied Sciences) .
- Catholic primary school in Neanderstrasse
- Otfried Preussler School
- Municipal primary school "Am Neandertal"
- Municipal primary school in Herrenhauser Strasse
- Astrid Lindgren School
- Branch of the secondary school "Carl-Fuhlrott-Schule" Hochdahl (formerly Anne-Frank-Schule)
- Carl Fuhlrott secondary school
- Vocational high school at the Neandertal vocational college
- Special school for the language handicapped
- Erich Kästner School
- Hans Helmich School for the mentally and physically disabled (sponsored by the Hephata Foundation)
- Vocational college Neandertal (vocational high school)
- Local Administration School
- Nursing school in the Evangelical Hospital Mettmann
- Education academy for health and social professions of the Mettmann GmbH district
- Adult Education Center Mettmann-Wülfrath
- Branch of the University of Applied Sciences for Business
Mettmann owns a modern hospital with 245 beds in the form of the Protestant hospital on Gartenstrasse. The establishment of the house goes back to the year 1877. From 1908 to 1981 there was also a Catholic hospital on Düsseldorfer Strasse. A retirement home is housed in the building today.
Ralph Roese was German motorcycle road champion in the class up to 1000 cc in 1931 and 1932 . He then switched to automobile racing and achieved a remarkable third place in the 1938 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps . 1939 he was German sports car master in the class up to 1.5 liter capacity . Third place overall at the Mille Miglia 1940 is considered his greatest international success. He contested all races as a works and private driver in BMW vehicles .
The hockey and tennis club Mettmanner THC (formerly THC Mettmann) was created in 2011 from the merger of the two clubs THC Mettmann and MTC 80. The hockey team played in the upper league (then top division), the tennis team in the regional league (then second division). Today the first men's team plays in the first league in hockey, on the field as well as in the hall. The women's team plays in the 2nd league. There is currently no first men's and first women's team in tennis, but there are a large number of teams in different age groups. The MTHC has 12 outdoor courts and 4 indoor courts. The extended clubhouse of the former MTC 80 serves as the clubhouse.
Another tennis club, the TCM 65 (Tennis-Club Metzkausen eV), is located in the Metzkausen district. With around 600 members (as of 2017), the TCM is Mettmann's tennis club with the largest number of members.
The Mettmann-Sport e. V. has over 4,500 members and was added to the register of associations on January 17th, 2005. He succeeded three long-established Mettmann clubs (MTV, MSC, TSV Metzkausen).
In 2004, the Mettmann outdoor pool was converted into a natural outdoor pool with beach areas, beach chairs, mud playground and water slide.
In 2011, the city of Mettmann on Hasseler Strasse in Metzkausen merged existing sports fields that were used for football and athletics to form the central sports center “Am Pfennig”. The reason for this measure was the rededication of the sports area "Am Stadtwald" as a residential area. The sports facility of the Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium was refurbished, the existing tennis facility of the merged tennis and hockey club was expanded, two football pitches and training grounds were newly created and a functional building was built.
Born in Mettmann
- Konrad Heresbach (1496–1576), humanist
- Johann Wilhelm von Eicken (1749–1804), merchant and tobacco manufacturer
- Johannes Wichelhaus (1819–1858), Protestant theologian
- Adolph Kirdorf (1845–1923), coal and steel industrialist
- Emil Kirdorf (1847–1938), industrialist
- Gustav Kemmann (1858–1931), transport scientist
- Otto Heipertz (1884–1954), politician and lawyer
- Josef Vogt (1897–1947), SS-Sturmbannführer
- Ralph Roese (1900–1950), motorcycle and automobile racing driver
- Heinrich Christian Siekmeier (1901–1982), teacher in Mettmann and district president in Trier; Sentenced as a war criminal in Luxembourg
- Kurt Gester (1914–1997), opera singer and honorary member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein
- Paul Goebels (1918–2000), politician, author, mayor of Bad Neustadt an der Saale
- Eberhard Hamer (* 1932), economist, founder of medium-sized business economics
- Ryke Geerd Hamer (1935–2017), doctor and founder of the anti-Semitic "Germanic New Medicine"
- Bernd Hamer (1939–2004), politician (CDU), professor of law
- Ottokar Iven (* 1940), politician (CDU), 1994–1999 Mayor of Mettmann
- Wolfgang Rott (* 1946), field hockey player and Olympic champion
- Ina Lenke (* 1948), politician (FDP)
- Michael Kausch (* 1949), actor
- Harald Birkenkamp (* 1950), politician (CDU, Citizens' Union Ratingen), 2004-2014 Mayor of Ratingen
- Jochen Leiß (* 1950), table tennis player, German champion in doubles
- Bernd Günther (* 1951), politician (CDU), 2009–2015 mayor of Mettmann
- Harald Klingelhöller (* 1954), sculptor, art professor
- Wolfgang Reuter (* 1955), Catholic theologian
- Thomas Risse (* 1955), political scientist, professor at the Otto Suhr Institute in Berlin
- Wolfram Heidenreich (* 1958), designer and photographer
- Frank Jansen (* 1959), journalist and publicist
- Matthias Wuttig (* 1960), physicist, professor at RWTH Aachen
- Kristina Bach (* 1962), pop singer
- Christiane Brinkmann (* 1962), track and field athlete
- Thomas Classen (* 1962), boxer
- Kai Blasberg (* 1965), German media manager and managing director of the private television broadcaster Tele 5 .
- Silke Hamacher (* 1968), duathlete and triathlete
- Heidi Hein-Kircher (* 1969), historian and university professor
- Stefan Kooths (* 1969), economist and university professor
- Sten Kuth (* 1969), choreographer and entertainer
- Andreas Bunte (* 1970), filmmaker and installation artist
- Eiko Rott (* 1970), national hockey player
- Marc Ratajczak (* 1973), politician (CDU), 2005–2012 member of the North Rhine-Westphalia state parliament
- Frank Bräutigam (* 1975), lawyer, television journalist and presenter
- Dan Maag (* 1975), film producer (The Red Baron)
- Sebastian Büttner (* 1976), screenwriter and journalist
- Mitja Zastrow (* 1977), swimmer and swimming trainer
- Elvir Omerbegovic (* 1979), entrepreneur, founder of the hip hop label Selfmade Records
- Rainer Matheisen (* 1980), politician (FDP), member of the North Rhine-Westphalia state parliament since 2017
- Marcel Siem (* 1980), professional golfer
- Carsten Polanz (* 1982), Protestant theologian, Islamic scholar and university professor
- Ania Niedieck (* 1983), actress
- Lea Lin Teutenberg (* 1999), cyclist
- Franziska Koch (* 2000), racing cyclist
Connected with Mettmann
- Johann von Ghogreff (1499–1554), Chancellor of Jülich-Kleve-Berg
- Johann Abraham Küpper (1779–1850), Protestant theologian and educator
- Heinrich von Rosenthal (1808–1865), politician, 1844–1865 mayor
- Ernst Vowinckel (1828–1904), politician ( German Reich Party ), member of the Reichstag
- Friedrich Karl Florian (1894–1975), politician ( NSDAP ), member of the Reichstag
- Renz Waller (1895–1979), painter and falconer
- Hermann Middendorf (1897–1981), district administrator for the Wittlich and Bernkastel districts
- Karl Schulz (1902–1984), SS Hauptsturmführer
- Johannes Flintrop (1904–1942), Roman Catholic priest and Nazi victim
- Peter Berns (1907–1941), politician (NSDAP), member of the Reichstag
- Werner Vogel (1907–1992), politician ( The Greens )
- Toni Turek (1919–1984), former German national goalkeeper and world champion from 1954 (is buried in Mettmann)
- Karl-Heinz Lünenstrasse (1919–1963), politician, 1956–1961 mayor
- Friedrich-Wilhelm Siebeke (1922–2013), lawyer, federal party judge of the CDU
- Ingrid Siebeke (1924–2018), politician (CDU), 1975–1994 mayor of Mettmann
- Friedhelm Püttmann (1926–1994), university professor and ministerial advisor
- Peter Hübner (* 1938–2020), table tennis player
- Nortrud Boge-Erli (* 1943), children's book author
- Bodo Nowodworski (* 1949), politician, 1999–2009 mayor of Mettmann
- Felix Droese (* 1950), artist
- Jan Söffing (* 1954), politician (FDP)
- Christoph Kirschbaum (* 1958), guitarist and composer
- Thomas Dinkelmann (* 1959), politician, Mayor of Mettmann since 2015
- Martin von Mauschwitz (* 1961), TV presenter
- Campino (Andreas Frege) (* 1962), singer, songwriter of the band Die Toten Hosen
- Andreas Meurer ("Andi") (* 1962), musician, bassist in the band Die Toten Hosen
- David Finck (* 1978), writer, husband of Juli Zeh
- Martin Kaymer (* 1984), professional golfer, became the first German to win the US Open in 2014
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