Rieskrater Museum

Museum in Nördlingen

Rieskrater Museum
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The Rieskrater Museum is a geological and natural history museum located in the town of Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany. The museum is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Ries crater, a large impact crater that was formed by a meteorite impact approximately 15 million years ago.

The museum features a variety of exhibits that showcase the history and geology of the Ries crater. These exhibits include displays of meteorites, geological specimens, and fossils, as well as interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore the crater and learn about its formation.

One of the highlights of the museum is the large collection of impact rocks and minerals, which include samples from the Ries crater as well as other impact craters around the world. The museum also features a planetarium that offers a variety of shows and programs on astronomy and space science.

In addition to its exhibits, the Rieskrater Museum offers educational programs and guided tours for visitors of all ages. The museum is a popular destination for school groups and families, as well as anyone interested in the history of meteorite impacts and the science of geology.

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Visiting Rieskrater Museum


04/01/2023 – 11/05/2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

11/07/2023 to 03/22/2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

English audio guide available.


Adult €5.00 Children €2.00

Address: Rieskrater Museum, Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz, Nördlingen, Germany
Duration: 1 hours

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