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Urwelt Museum Hauff

Aichelberger Str. 90, 73271 Holzmaden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7023 2873
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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... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Basel, Switzerland
Take the audio guide and go go go!

Incredible place with excellent displays which really illustrate how fossils are formed and some... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
La Clusaz, France
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Bitte beachten Sie die Verwechslungsgefahr mit dem Urweltsteinbruch/Urweltmuseum Fischer, das sich gegenüber von uns befindet. Es gibt zwei Parkplätze und der Eingang zu unserem Museum ist auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
14 Sep 2016
“Fossil Museum Gem”
8 Jul 2016
“Take the audio guide and go go go!”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Aichelberger Str. 90, 73271 Holzmaden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7023 2873
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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...More

Thank WanderingParrot
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...More

Thank WendyAussie
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
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...More

Thank DanSSwing
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
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...More

Thank andrasz
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...More

1  Thank Finotzi
Reviewed 14 July 2013

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...More

Thank Ecaillette
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