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Fossil discovery sites

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

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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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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What can I find here?

Which fossils have been found here? And how do I recognize what I have found? Here are some comparison pictures!

What can I find here?

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Shale-Experience Dormettingen

The „SchieferErlebnis“ (shale experience) invites you to combine leisure with history, geology and nature. The parc with its mining playground and water landscape is especially great for families.

Shale-Experience Dormettingen

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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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Klopfplatz geologischer Lehrpfad Nusplingen

Fossil discovery site on the Nusplingen educational trail

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

Fossil discovery site on the Nusplingen educational trail

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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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