Messel Pit Fossil Site, Messel

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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 Messel, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Messel tour planning tool , to make sure you see all that Messel has to offer, including Messel Pit Fossil Site.
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  • Once the negative: there are too few parking spaces. Even on a rainy Sunday, I had to move several times the trappings and search. Unfortunately, there are no alternatives to turn off his car. Otherwise, everything is super interesting. Necessarily take the lead. Very dedicated guides.
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  • Maybe you get an expectation of going down in a mine and therefore becomes disappointed when there really is so much more to see than a very large pit. But you have to take it further than that. It is a unique place and the one-hour long tour guide explains why you find so many amazing safe and sound fossils right here. Some display copies available in two containers that were opened by the wizard. Entry for guidance €7. Feel free to combine more inomhusmuseet.
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  • If you go there, you should definetly go by car, because public transportation is not very well connected to this place. I recommend also to join a guided tour. If you are interested in fossils it is ...  more »

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