Paleontological Museum Munich

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Facade view of the palaeontological museum.
Exhibition in the Paleontological Museum.
A horn dinosaur ( Monoclonius nasicornus ) in the Paleontological Museum.

The Paleontological Museum Munich is a publicly accessible part of the Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology near Munich's Königsplatz in the Munich Art Area . The building on Richard-Wagner-Strasse was designed by Leonhard Romeis .

The eclectic museum building dates from the turn of the 20th century and was planned as a school of arts and crafts. You can see fossils from different epochs of the earth's history .

Showpieces are the so far only specimen of an Archeopteryx bavarica (initially called "specimen of the Solnhofener Aktienverein", now known as "Munich specimen") from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen limestone as well as the smallest and largest dinosaur in Bavaria. In addition to many other fossils, the head of a triceratops , a herbivorous dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of North America, as well as the gomphotherium of Gweng and skeletons of a giant deer , a cave bear and a saber-toothed tiger are on display. The history of the Nördlinger Ries , a crater that was created by a meteorite impact , is also documented.



Richard-Wagner-Strasse 10, 80333 Munich

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Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 51.4 ″  N , 11 ° 33 ′ 49.8 ″  E