The Palaeontological Museum in Germany (Paläontologische Museum München), is a German national natural history museum located in the city of Munich, Bavaria. It is associated with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. It has a large collection of fossils of animals and plants such as Mesozoic reptiles, early elephants and saber-toothed cats. The paleontological and geological institute which houses the museum is formally called the Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology (Bayerische Staatsammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, BSPG), which itself is one of several institutions which make up the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, SNSB).Plan your visit to Paleontological Museum Munich and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Munich trip itinerary planning app.
One of its highlights is the specimen of the early bird Archaeopteryx discovered in 1991. The museum is also interesting because of the architecture of its building, the former urban college of arts and crafts.
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The museum is 2 parts- Geology and Paleontology. It's normally closed on Sundays but once a month, they are open for a Family Day. We just had to follow the hordes of small children to find it... more »
good information and impressive animal osteology and taxidermy energy and planet earth awsome the universe solar sistem good explanation more »
A small museum with interesting fossils can be seen in over 1 hour
Nice, tiny and a little outdated palentologic museum. It's free and the only one we got in Munich. However, the main skeletons are not accessible until 2020.
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