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Klopfplatz des Werkforums der Fa. Holcim

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 Fossil hunting sites

In the Geopark Swabian Alb there are fossils sites of worldwide interest. In Dotternhausen Nusplingen, Holzmaden, Bad Boll and Ohmden you can hunt for fossils by yourself and chances are good!

Steinheimer Schneckensand (Gemeinde Steinheim)

Outcrop of fossil snail shells at Steinheim

In the "Steinheimer Becken" (Steinheim Basin) in the municipality of Steinheim am Albuch, you can find a number of places where sand is mixed with fossil snail shells. In a sand pit

Outcrop of fossil snail shells at Steinheim

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Jurafangowerk Bad Boll (Kathrin Schiller)

Bad Boll Jurafangowerk

Sulphurous water, thermal mineral water and Jurassic fango are the three local Bad Boll remedies. In the Jurassic Fango Plant, Posidonia Shale is ground in an "antique" mill

Bad Boll Jurafangowerk

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Urweltsteinbruch Fischer (Lkr. Esslingen)

Fischer Prehistoric Quarry

You can experience the Earth's history at first hand in the Fischer Prehistoric Quarry. Equipped with a hammer and chisel, you can

Fischer Prehistoric Quarry

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Klopfplatz des Werkforums der Firma Holcim

Dotternhausen Holcim company

The "Werkforum" of the Holcim company houses around 1,000 exhibits of Jurassic fossils from the Westalb, from the oil shale of black Jurassic epsilon. The Museum

Dotternhausen Holcim company

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Klopfplatz geologischer Lehrpfad Nusplingen

Fossil hunting site on the Nusplingen educational trail

You can go fossil hunting with a hammer and chisel on the signposted fossil hunting site of the Geological Educational Trail in Nusplingen. Guided tours are also

Fossil hunting site on the Nusplingen educational trail

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Schieferbruch Kromer (Reiner Enkelmann)

Kromer Slate Quarry, Ohmden

The Ralf Kromer Slate Quarry is located in Holzmaden near Ohmden. Fossil hunters are also well catered for here and have good chances of finding various ammonites,

Kromer Slate Quarry, Ohmden

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