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Messel Pit Fossil Site, Darmstadt

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Messel Pit Fossil Site is quarry filled an enormous number of well-preserved fossils. When miners were excavating the site for bituminous shale, the fossils--including birds, insects, reptiles, fish, hedgehogs, primates, and pangolins--came to light. Archeological discoveries are still being made here. You can tour the pit and the museum, but if you can't read German, consider hiring an English-speaking guide. Before you head to Darmstadt, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Darmstadt vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Darmstadt has to offer, including Messel Pit Fossil Site.
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  • I was there with my 9jährigen grandson who didn't actually want it, he was pretty excited. The restaurant could be better managed.
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  • We have booked the B.Zentrum with a guide together. We have received a great and informative insight into the history of the Earth. The exhibition is not overloaded, but made up some beautiful exhibits interesting. Exhibition contains a remarkable film and an original journey as a core. Recommended! Food was alright in a pleasant atmosphere. Expect an hour for exhibition.
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  • the museum much, not much to see and not suitable for people who do not speak German. To the site in the nature you should come in time to be able to go with the guided walks, only you may not. you get to see less than a fossil. The museum in the village had more.
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