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Nice museum with real moonrock.

This museum tells the story of the Riesling crater and other meteorite impactcraters. Highlight for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Almere, Netherlands
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Great place to visit & moon Rock as well!

Set in the old town of Nordlingen in the heart of an ancient meteor crater, this museum gives an... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1, 86720 Nordlingen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9081 84710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum tells the story of the Riesling crater and other meteorite impactcraters. Highlight for me was the Apollo 16 moonrock.

Thank boshuyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to know a bit more about the impact crater that the area is famous for, but there are only so many lumps of rock that I can look at before getting bored. I guess if you are more of a geologist you might...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

No attempt to provide any assistance to non Germans. They had moon rock and slices of many meteors. But a totally unhelpful woman takes 4 euros off you for nothing: a rip off if you are not fluent: eklig!!

Thank tbent2013
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Set in the old town of Nordlingen in the heart of an ancient meteor crater, this museum gives an interesting insight into the formation of the crater and the way it has affected the local environment. In addition it has displays on our solar system...More

Thank apollo12
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews the main labelling is in German so I did a minimum of preparation. In fact we were provided with a document summarising the exhibits and we found it fascinating. The visual displays are stunning with powerful use of technology. We...More

1  Thank Anny B
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

In this museum you see a lot of meteorites and fossils, from the surrounding area. It also has frequent changing special exhibitions. It takes about an hour or so to visit and reading the signs (which are all in German). For English speaking visitors, you...More

1  Thank Michel W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Nördlingen is located in a huge meteorite crater, caused by the impact of a 1 km large meteorite 15 million years ago. The museum gives a fascinating overview of the associated events, their effect on the present landscape and the planetary background of the event....More

3  Thank SvdS
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Ries Crater Museum is a good way to spend a few hours. It tells a lot about how Nordlingen came to be and what NASA has explored here. There are some amazing exhibits of fossils and meteorites. The only problem I had was the fact...More

1  Thank azcamera
Reviewed 24 November 2016

There is only German and another European language available. No English translation for all word boards. There are alot of rocks and fossils exhibits but since we did not understand the words on display, there was little meaning to everything we saw. The staff is...More

1  Thank Cat W
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There is no audio aid provided. All the info are also written in German only. As such, it won't be good for non-German speakers. There are many exhibits here but unfortunately, we couldn't appreciate any due to language barrier.

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Response from SvdS | Reviewed this property |
Oops, forgot admission costs. € 4.50 for adults.