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Who wants to get more information about the various topics of the Geopark can visit many museums. From children's adventure world to open-air museums to lovely local museums, you will find something for every taste.

HöhlenHaus an der Charlottenhöhle

Cave Adventure World Hürben

The Cave House at the foot of the „Charlottenhöhle“ (Charlotte‘s Cave) provides a fascinating insight into the Earth‘s history going back over many millions of years. It Cave Adventure World Hürben

Private Mineral Museum MIMUS

Extraterrestrial messengers, terrestrial minerals, postage stamps with mineral themes, weird and wonderful items as well as fossils are displayed here in four exhibition rooms. www.museum.mimus-lichtenstein.de

Biosphärenzentrum Schwäbische Alb

Biosphere Centre Swabian Alb

Visitors and local inhabitants can find out more about the only biosphere reserve in Baden Württemberg in this centre which covers 450 square metres. How big is the reserve? What Biosphere Centre Swabian Alb

Fossilienmuseum im Werkforum der Fa. Holcim

Museum of Fossils in the Holcim Werkforum

The focus of the Museum of Fossils is on findings from the Early Jurassic oil shale dating back around 180 million years. Most of these exhibits come from Museum of Fossils in the Holcim Werkforum

Coral Museum Nattheim

Insights into the period when the Jurassic Sea flooded the region 150 million years ago. www.nattheim.de

Roman Museum Mengen-Ennetach

Finds from the first-century Roman fort on Ennetach hill and from the Roman settlement (vicus) dating back to the first to third century AD under today's village of Ennetach. www.roemermuseum.mengen.de

Open Air Museum Beuren

Journey back to the past – 22 buildings from the central Neckar region and the Swabian Alb give you an insight into rural life and work in days gone by. www.freilichtmuseum-beuren.de

Naturschutzzentrum Schopflocher Alb

Nature Protection Centre Schopflocher Alb

In the Nature Protection Centre Schopflocher Alb, you can find out more about the landscape and biotopes of the Swabian Alb. The new exhibition focuses on the subjects Nature Protection Centre Schopflocher Alb

Meteorkratermuseum Steinheim am Albuch

Meteor Crater Museum Steinheim am Albuch

About 14.5 million years ago, the impact of a meteorite caused the formation of the „Steinheimer Becken“ (Steinheim Basin) - probably the best preserved and most remarkable Meteor Crater Museum

Urweltmuseum Aalen

Prehistoric Museum Aalen

Discover the fantastic world of Jurassic fossils in the Prehistoric Museum Aalen, the largest municipal museum of geology and palaeontology in the south of Germany. Over Prehistoric Museum Aalen

Tiefenhöhle Laichingen (HHV Laichingen)

Museum of Speleology Pothole Laichingen

"Seeing and experiencing" is the motto of the modern exhibition in the Cave House of the Laichingen Pothole with a collection of models, drawings, pictures and a video presentation especially for children. Museum of Speleology Pothole Laichingen

Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History

One of the most popular museums in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The attractive displays in the Museum am Löwentor (palaeontology: prehistoric life) and Schloss Rosenstein (biology) provide interesting insights into the development and diversity of life. www.naturkundemuseum-bw.de

Limesmuseum Aalen

Branch of the Baden-Württemberg State Museum of Archaeology and the biggest Roman museum in southern Germany. www.limesmuseum.de

Natural History Museum Reutlingen

Insights into the nature of the region - its landscapes, animal and plant life, its geological bedrock and history. www.reutlingen.de

Mammut aus der Vogelherdhöhle (Hildegard Jensen, Uni Tübingen)

Archaeopark Vogelherd

The Archeopark integrates information about the Ice Age with the location, allowing visitors to experience how people lived here tens

Archaeopark Vogelherd

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Adventure World Groundwater Langenau

An exhibition entitled "Adventure World Groundwater" on our most important life-giving element, drinking water. www.lw-online.de

Town Natural History Museum Göppingen

Fossils from 200 million years of the Earth's history, birds and butterflies and pre- and protohistory housed in the "Badherberge" Jebenhausen, a former inn for spa guests. www.goeppingen.de

Riffmuseum Gerstetten

Coral Reef Museum

The Coral Reef Museum in Gerstetten‘s historic railway station building is rightly considered to be something special on the museum scene. The visitor enters the Gerstetten Reef Coral Reef Museum

Goldbergmuseum Riesbürg

The Goldbergmuseum provides an insight into how Stone Age people lived, what their dwellings were like, how they hunted, what they ate and the tools they used. www.goldbergmuseum.de

Celtic Museum Heidegraben

The oppidum Heidengraben covers a total area of 1,662 hectares and is the largest Celtic settlement similar to a town in Central Europe. In the Heidengraben Celtic Museum in Grabenstetten, some of the archaeological finds are on display. www.grabenstetten.de

Town Museum Giengen

Comprehensive overview of the history and development of the region around Giengen and a home to treasures from the past. www.giengen.de

Town Museum Ehingen

Town history, valuable religious and secular art, a geological-mineralogical and archaeological collection as well as farming tools and old workshop equipment used by early craftsmen. www.ehingen.de

Visitor mine Aalen

Take the mine railway 400 metres under the surface to the sites where iron ore used to be mined. Multimedia show and an 800-metre guided tour through the interesting tunnels, shafts and passageways. www.bergwerk-aalen.de

Mineralogical Collection

Mineralogical Collection of the University of Tübingen. Minerals, rocks, ores, precious stones and meteorites from all over the world and what they mean for the Earth as a system and for our daily life. www.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/sammlungen.html

Schloss Brenz

"Schloss Brenz" (Brenz castle)

The Local History Museum in the newly renovated Brenz Castle is the oldest of the rural museums in Baden-Württemberg. The geological - palaeontological - natural history "Schloss Brenz" (Brenz castle)

Prehistoric Collection Langenau

Prehistoric finds from the caves of the Lone valley and immediate vicinity. www.langenau.de

Freilichtmuseum Neuhausen ob Eck

Neuhausen ob Eck Open-Air Museum

The museum village in the south-western „corner“ of the Swabian Alb presents the rural history of the south-western Alb. More than 20 buildings rebuilt in the manner of the original Neuhausen ob Eck Open-Air Museum

Palaeontological collection

Palaeontological collection for teaching and display of the University of Tübingen. Visitors can marvel at unique finds of mammal-like reptiles (dinosaurs) and fossilized Ice Age mammals including crocodiles and placodonts, ammonites, crinoids and other invertebrates. www.paleo.uni-tuebingen.de

"Haus der Natur" (House of Nature) Beuron

Nature protection centre for the Upper Danube region at the heart of the nature reserve of the same name in the monastery village of Beuron. www.naturpark-obere-donau.de

Wildpferd aus der Vogelherdhöhle (Hildegard Jensen, Uni Tübingen)

Museum Hohentübingen Castle

Among the most famous exhibits of the University of Tübingen at the Museum Hohentübingen Castle are the figurines of the "Vogelherdhöhle". They are among the oldest artworks created by men.  http://www.unimuseum.uni-tuebingen.de/museum-schloss/

Local history museum "Oberes Donautal", Fridingen

Seven departments of selected cultural and art objects from Fridingen and the immediate vicinity.  www.fridingen.de

Museum in the "Seelhaus Bopfingen"

The history of Bopfingen and the surrounding region is shown in the historical "Seelhaus" (almshouse built in 1505) with a focus on special features of the region. www.ostalbkreis.de

Local History Museum Veringenstadt

Cave finds from protohistoric settlements, imperial documents and evidence of witch-hunts www.veringenstadt.de

Museum in the Roman Baths Heidenheim

Impressive remains of the important Roman settlement of Heidenheim, the ancient Aquileia, are on show in the basement of a multi-storey car park, about three metres below the current street level. www.museum-im-roemerbad.de

Natural history educational centre Ulm

"Living museum" with collections of scientific evidence and displays to encourage conscious perception of nature. The subjects of the displays and key aspects of the collections are mineralogy, geology, palaeontology, botany and zoology. www.naturkunde-museum.ulm.de

The Alamanni Museum Ellwangen

Overview of five centuries of the Alamanni tribes with the help of significant archaeological finds from all over southern Germany.  www.alamannenmuseum-ellwangen.de

Prehistoric Museum Hauff

Uniquely preserved fossils from the Jurassic Period around the Holzmaden fossil site.

Prehistoric Museum Hauff

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Ulm Museum

Throughout the year, the Ulm Museum offers visitors a full programme of exhibitions, guided tours and events and numerous permanent collections. www.ulm.de

Museum of Local History Waldstetten

Beautiful museum with permanent exhibits about geology / archeology, history, World War II and religion. In addition, there are always interesting temporary exhibitions.

 

Museum of Local History Waldstetten

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Urgeschichtliches Museum Blaubeuren

Prehistoric Museum Blaubeuren

The caves around Blaubeuren are amongst the most important archaeological sites in the world. Both Neanderthals and the early anatomically modern man lived on the edge Prehistoric Museum Blaubeuren

Ries Crater Museum Nördlingen

Natural history museum on the meteorite crater nearby, "Nördlinger Ries". www.rieskrater-museum.de

Town Museum Schelklingen

Exhibitions on the development of the craft of pottery (ceramics and pottery) and a small exhibition of geological and prehistoric finds from sites in the vicinity. www.museum-schelklingen.de

Open Air Museum Heuneburg Herbertingen

The oldest mudbrick wall north of the Alps. Remains of a Celtic hill-top settlement have been preserved  in the Upper Danube region near Hundersingen for over 2,500 years. Over the last few years, part of this unique site has been reconstructed and made into an open air museum. www.heuneburg.de

Auberlehaus Trossingen

Branch of the Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History with the largest dinosaur exhibition between Stuttgart and Zurich. www.museum-auberlehaus.de

Local history museum "in der Zehntscheuer"

The "Zehntscheuer" or former tithe barn is Balingen's "museum building" and houses the local history museum and the Friedrich Eckenfelder Art Gallery. It also offers space for temporary exhibitions. www.balingen.de

Ammonit im Museum im Kräuterkasten Albstadt

Museum "Im Kräuterkasten"

The Museum „im Kräuterkasten“ presents two large collections on three floors: prehistory and protohistory of the Ebinger Alb, assembled in cooperation with the Museum im Kräuterkasten