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Ries Crater Museum

Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1, 86720 Nordlingen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9081 84710
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Instructive exhibition on meteorite crater impact

Nördlingen is located in a huge meteorite crater, caused by the impact of a 1 km large meteorite 15... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SvdS
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Wageningen
A very Interesting Museum

Ries Crater Museum is a good way to spend a few hours. It tells a lot about how Nordlingen came to... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
azcamera
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Tempe, Arizona
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Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1, 86720 Nordlingen, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Cat W
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank 615albertk
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Interesting museum about the crater. Seeing a moon-stone should be interesting for most people. The text are almost exclusively in german, but they do provide english tours (check beforehand), and info-films in english. Not expensive. Best to pay cash, I don´t think they accept visa.

Thank AndreasSP
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Found it really easily, well signposted. Fascinating artefacts. Staff very friendly and informative. Worth a visit.

1  Thank StephenHoneyman
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Side detour along the Romantic road from Nuremberg to Rothenberg. Great for students of science and astronomy. Well documented and illustrated even though its in German but still a non-german speaker can just about understand.

1  Thank travellersingap0re
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A very interesting museum explaining the geology of the area and the meteorite impact from 15 million years ago. Unfortunately only German is used for the multi-media and other displays.

1  Thank Berlinstadt
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A very nice and small museum, but with a lot of people around, I was unable to get to some of the displays to read more about meteorites.

Thank SiggyCook
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Worth a few minutes of time, don;t bother with the literature just try and understand that a crater created the place and some unusal rocks are part of the town.

Thank TeamWard
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