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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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  • We went there with the kids, but the actual place was closed and it did not make the impression as if there is actually much to see. Clearly a very important spot for science, and also the museum with...  more »
  • 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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