Geological educational trail in the meteor crater
About 15 million years ago, our region was shaken by the impact of two meteorites. They have left behind craters in Steinheim in the East Alb and in Ries. These geological events are explained clearly in the museum. You can walk along the geological trail (6 km) and read about the impact of the meteorites on information panels or hike along the Meteor Crater Trail (21 km). If you wish, you can also cycle along the cycle path from crater to crater into Nördlinger Ries.