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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 5 August 2018
Almere, The 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, United Kingdom
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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 has great potential, but unfortunately nothing is in English. and it wasn't until after I completed my visit that I discovered museum guide that was printed in English. this is probably the most comprehensive museum about a geology feature I've ever seen, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank boshuyer
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank yavianice
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Oops, forgot admission costs. € 4.50 for adults.