Grafik Papiermühle Alte Dombach Bergisch Gladbach

Visitor Information

Papiermühle Alte Dombach (Paper Mill)


Papiermühle Alte Dombach
Alte Dombach
51465 Bergisch Gladbach

Opening hours:

Regular opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11 am - 6 pm

Monday closed

Tuesday to Friday group visits are possible on request already from 9 am.

The laboratory paper machine will be demonstrated at the following times:

Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, holidays 12.30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5 p.m.

Paper making is possible at any time.

Open on the following holidays:

Easter Sunday (9/4/2023), Ascension Day (5/18/2023), Whit Sunday (5/28/2023), Whit Monday (5/29/2023) Corpus Christi (6/8/2023), German Unity Day (10/3/2023), All Saints Day (11/1/2023).

Closed on the following holidays:

Good Friday (4/7/2023), Easter Monday (4/10/2023), Labor Day (5/1/2023).

Carnival closure:

Weiberfastnacht (2/16/2023) through and including Carnival Tuesday (2/21/2023).

Closing dates:

All venues of the LVR Industrial Museum will be closed from 12/23/2023 to 1/1/2024 inclusive.

Entrance fee for the permanent exhibition

Regular entrance fee: 5 €, reduced 4,50 € (students, severely disabled persons unemployed persons upon presentation of a welfare card or another official document), groups from 10 persons 4 € per person

Children and adolescents (up to 18 years): Entrance free

School classes (with up 2 accompanying persons): Entrance free

Free entrance for everyone: 1st Friday in the month

Free admission for refugees

Refugees have free admission to the museums of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland. In this way, the LVR would like to help refugees learn about the history and culture of the Rhineland.

For free admission, an official certificate must be presented. Admission is also free for accompanying persons who care for refugees. (max. 2 persons per group)

The LVR-Museumskarte entitles you to free entrance to the LVR and LWL museums for one year as from the date of purchase.

Other reductions:

DB Abo & mehr: 25 %
NRW-Ehrenamt: 50 %
Rheinischer Verein: 25 %
Sauerländischer Gebirgverein: 25%

Entrance free: RuhrTopCard (1x per year), Members of Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V, Associations of Friends of the LVR-Industriemuseum, Members of Deutscher Museumsbund, Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), Juleica (JugendleiterIn-Card), LVR staff (including pensioners and retirees), recipients of benefits from LVR incl. an accompanying person, Rheinlandtaler-Träger, Members of the Association of Friends of the Stiftung NRW

Price for Guided Tours (up to 25 persons):

Normal group guided tours for adults: 50 €
Normal group guided tours for children’s groups and school classes: 45 €
Guided tours in foreign languages (English): 55 €

Separate entrance fees apply for temporary exhibitions and events.


Tickets for the Papiermühle Alte Dombach (Paper Mill) can be purchased at the site or in advance from our ticketshop.

Dogs in the museum

Please note that dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are exempt from this.

Museum Café

The Museum Café will be closed from Dec. 1st 2022 till Feb. 28th 2023.

Opening hours:

High season: March 26 - October 30
Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday closed

Winter season: October 31 to March 25
Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday closed

Tel. 02202 2515309

Booking and information


Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)

Fax: 02234 9921300


Travel directions


Driving along the A4 to exit 18: Refrath

  • After the exit drive in the direction of "Refrath".
  • After a good 1 km turn left in the direction of “Bergisch Gladbach Zentrum”, road "Vürfelser Kaule", follow this road through Refrath. The road subsequently changes its name to "Dolmanstraße".
  • In "Bergisch Gladbach, Ortsteil Gronau” keep left in the direction of "Wipperfürth, Altenberg".
  • At the next opportunity drive right in the direction of “Wippperfürth, Altenberg”, road "Hauptstraße".
  • At the next fork, keep to the right. From here follow the signs to "Rheinisches Industriemuseum Papiermühle Dombach".
  • Then follow the road straight on through the town.
  • Alte Dombach (Administration) is on the left-hand side after the traffic island. Neue Dombach (Paper machine hall, pathway to the museum entrance and parking facilities are 200 metres further on the left.

Environment zone: no

Driving along the A 4 to exit 20: Berg. Gladbach-Bensberg

  • At the first set of traffic lights drive straight on in the direction of "Herkenrath, Kürten"
  • In "Herkenrath" turn left at the first set of traffic lights.
  • At the next set of traffic lights turn left again. From here follow the signs to "Bergisch Gladbach" approx. 2 km to town sign "Bergisch Gladbach, Ortsteil Sand"
  • Take the first road to the right to "Dombach-Sander-Straße".
  • Then follows the signs to "Rheinisches Industriemuseum".
  • After a few bends in the road the entrance to the official carpark is on the left-hand side.
  • From there take the pathway to the museum approx. 300 Meter (down-stream).
  • If one drives passed the car park: In the valley at the junction "Kürtener Straße", Neue Dombach is directly opposite. Here there are a few more parking spaces. The footpath to the museum is approx. 200 m.

Environment zone: no

Driving along the A 3 to exit 24: Leverkusen

  • Continue in the direction "Bergisch Gladbach" at the set of traffic lights after the exit.
  • Follow the road in the direction of "Bergisch Gladbach".
  • After 5 km town boundary "Bergisch Gladbach, Ortsteil Schildgen".
  • Further 1 km at the traffic lights turn right in direction "Köln, Bensberg, Zentrum"
  • At the next traffic lights turn left and then drive in direction of "Bensberg, Zentrum, Stadion Paffrath”.
  • After 4 km turn right at the traffic lights in direction "A4, Gesamtverkehr, Bensberg".
  • Shortly afterwards keep left in the tunnel.
  • After the tunnel drive straight on in the direction of "Wipperfürth, Altenberg" and follow the signs to the “Rheinisches Industriemuseum Papiermühle Dombach".
  • Follow the road straight on through the town.
  • After the traffic island at Aldi etc. the Alte Dombach (Administration) is on the left-hand side.
  • After a further 200 metres Neue Dombach is on the left-hand side (Paper machine hall, parking facilities, footpath to the museum entrance).

Environmental zone: no

Driving along the A 1 to exit 97: Burscheid

  • After driving off the motorway drive in the direction of "Bergisch Gladbach" (B51).
  • After approx. 1.5 km turn left in the direction of Bergisch Gladbach.
  • In Altenberg turn right in the direction of Bergisch Gladbach.
  • In Odenthal turn left at the traffic island in direction of Bergisch Gladbach.
  • In Bergisch Gladbach take the fork to the left. Follow the road "Am Mühlenberg" in direction of the signs to the “Rheinisches Industriemuseum Papiermühle Dombach" and "Ev. Krankenhaus", "Kürten".
  • At the end of the road drive left following the direction Kürten.
  • After the next traffic island Alte Dombach (Administration) is on the left-hand side.
  • 200 Metres further on Neue Dombach is located on the left-hand side. (Paper machine hall, parking facilities and footpath to museum).

Environment zone: no

Parking facilities on the Dombach-Sander-Straße

Distance on foot: between approx. 200m and 600m

Without restricted mobility

There is another car park on the Dombach-Sander-Straße (free of charge, at a distance of approx. 300 Metres). This can only be used during the opening hours of the museum.

With restricted mobility

There are two marked disabled parking spaces available on Kürtener Straße.

Bus stop Dombach

Distance on foot: approx. 400m

Bus number 426

Directions with and without restricted mobility.

The distance between the bus stop and the museum is approx. 300 metres.

Arriving from the town centre:

  • Walk back to cross the road at the pedestrian traffic lights at the bus stop.
  • Walk alongside the factory hall.
  • Keep to the edge of the woods to reach the museum premises after approx. 300 metres.

Arriving from direction of Kürten:

  • Continue to walk along the road in the direction of travel.
  • The museum is located on the right-hand side after approx. 250 metres.