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 of Fossils is also a Geopark Infocentre, and next door there is a fossil hunting site where you can hunt for fossils in the layers of oil shale whenever you like.
Hammers and chisels can be borrowed during the opening hours of the Werkforum (Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 5 p.m., Sundays and public holidays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed 1 December to 6 January). Information on fossil hunting and guided tours by the palaeontologist are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
open to the general public at all times (admission free)