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Address: Aichelberger Str. 90, 73271 Holzmaden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7023 4618
09:00 - 17:00
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Fossil Museum Gem

I have been to many Natural Museums (USA side) but this one has one of the best specimens I have seen and I must say some rather large ones at that. Very friendly staff, small... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been to many Natural Museums (USA side) but this one has one of the best specimens I have seen and I must say some rather large ones at that. Very friendly staff, small café, small gift shop inside and a small dinosaur park outside. Also a dig site right across the street. But there is a better site... More 

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La Clusaz, France
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Incredible place with excellent displays which really illustrate how fossils are formed and some really interesting fossils (and life-size dinos!). Great for kids and adults. It's worth getting the English audio guide for €2 as the printed text descriptions are in German, and the guide contains loads of useful info (albeit a bit cheesy at times). We spent 2.5 hours... More 

Thank WendyAussie
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

well worth a visit to see all the fossils recovered from the local slate mines. Spent a couple of ver interesting hours there before leaving for the mines which were shut!

Thank 768tourist
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

The museum focuses narrowly on fossilized sea life and knocks it out of the park. It contains dozens of rather large skeletons and fossils of all sorts of ancient sea creatures from ichthyosaurus to seaweed. Some of the large fossils even have embryos inside. The display with marine figures hanging from the ceiling with a sea blue backdrop also has... More 

Thank DanSSwing
Lovettsville, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Our German relatives found out I was a geologist and took us to this small museum. It was such a gem. The layout is very well done. The exquisite wall of huge crinoid fossils was absolutely jaw droppingly amazing!

Thank greenstone
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This small museum is one of the hidden gems of the region. It is a must see with anyone with any interest in fossils and geology. The quality of the displayed fossils (thanks to the extremely delicate and skilled preparation by generations of the Hauff family) surpasses much of what is available elsewhere in the 'grand' Natural History museums of... More 

Thank andrasz
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The museum has a lot of fossiles that were only found here in Holzmaden, such as the biggest piece of Sealillies (in German "Seelilien"), 8 meters x 16 meters and others. You can also look for fossiles just across the street (5 euros to enter the stone pit). Another stone pit is located 2,5 km away, for that one it... More 

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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

This small privately owned museum just off the A8 between Stuttgart and Munich shows the finest fossils from the Holzmaden Quarry. This location has given us some of the best ever specimen of marine fish and reptiles from the Jurassic. Museums all over the world own one or two pieces, but here you can see a whole ecosystem beautifully preserved,... More 

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