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Ries Crater Museum

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Address: Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1, 86720 Nordlingen, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 9081 84710

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Interesting Museum

Found it really easily, well signposted. Fascinating artefacts. Staff very friendly and informative. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 May 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only German and another European language available. No English translation for all word boards. There are alot of rocks and fossils exhibits but since we did not understand the words on display, there was little meaning to everything we saw. The staff is great though, knowing that we were English speaking, they asked if we have some time,... More 

Thank Cat W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

There is no audio aid provided. All the info are also written in German only. As such, it won't be good for non-German speakers. There are many exhibits here but unfortunately, we couldn't appreciate any due to language barrier.

Thank 615albertk
Fredrikstad, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Interesting museum about the crater. Seeing a moon-stone should be interesting for most people. The text are almost exclusively in german, but they do provide english tours (check beforehand), and info-films in english. Not expensive. Best to pay cash, I don´t think they accept visa.

Thank AndreasSP
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Found it really easily, well signposted. Fascinating artefacts. Staff very friendly and informative. Worth a visit.

1 Thank StephenHoneyman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Side detour along the Romantic road from Nuremberg to Rothenberg. Great for students of science and astronomy. Well documented and illustrated even though its in German but still a non-german speaker can just about understand.

1 Thank travellersingap0re
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

A very interesting museum explaining the geology of the area and the meteorite impact from 15 million years ago. Unfortunately only German is used for the multi-media and other displays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

A very nice and small museum, but with a lot of people around, I was unable to get to some of the displays to read more about meteorites.

Thank SiggyCook
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Worth a few minutes of time, don;t bother with the literature just try and understand that a crater created the place and some unusal rocks are part of the town.

Thank TeamWard
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Now I'm not one of those people who believes everything should be in English, I'm happy to deal with menus in countries all over the world, but it seems that as the international language is English and a museum on this subject would want to attract an international audience, it is short sighted in the extreme to have all the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This museum had interesting exhibits on display, but a warning for those who do not speak German- all of the display descriptions are in English only. There is a small pamphlet with the history of the crater and the region that the woman at the front desk gave us for free, and she also offered to play a film in... More 

2 Thank Sarah P

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