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The Rieskrater Museum, sometimes known in English as the Ries Crater Museum, focuses on meteors and their collisions with Earth. The museum is housed in a 16th-century barn in Nordlingen, Germany which was part of the medieval city's center. The area (Nördlinger Ries) is the location of a meteor's impact with Earth c. 15 million years ago and it might have been a double impact (Steinheim crater is nearby). It has been recognized as such since the early 1960s.The museum's collection includes a genuine moon rock from Apollo 16 on loan from NASA in return for using the Nordlingen crater for training for the Apollo 14 astronauts due to its similarities to a moon crater.The museum is affiliated with the nearby Geopark Ries (UNESCO - International Network of Geoparks), whose mission is to protect the crater.The museum opened in May 1990 and received its millionth visitor on 15 December 2012.To visit Rieskrater-Museum and get the most from your holiday in Nordlingen, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nordlingen tourist route planner.
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Das Rieskratermuseum ist schön in der Altstadt in Nördlingen gelegen, das historische Gebäude ist vorbildlich renoviert. Das Museum beeindruckt mit moderner Technik (Multivisionsshow, Projektionen, et... read more »The Rieskratermuseum is situated in the old town in Nördlingen, this historic building is exemplarily renovated. The Museum impressed with modern technology (Multivisionsshow, projections, etc) and shows real meteorites and a rock from the Moon, that the city of Nördlingen by NASA of thanks from the Apollo - has given mission.show original
Wir waren schon mehrfach hier und fast immer wenn wir Gäste hatten, die das Museum noch nicht gesehen haben. Besonders herausragend sind die Animationen, die Video-Show und auch kleine Experimente.We were here several times, and almost always when we had guests, who have not seen the Museum. The animations, the video show, and also small experiments are particularly outstanding.show original
Знали ли основатели города, что они выбрали для него место в кратере упавшего метеорита? Скорее всего нет! Просто это место показалось им удобным, так как имеет естественные очертания в виде земляных ... read more »Did the founders of the city that they have chosen for it in a fallen meteorite crater? Most likely not! Just this place thought them user-friendly, because it has the natural contours in the form of earth walls, which served for the construction of fortifications on them. You will learn about it from the exposure of the City Museum, dedicated to the meteorite crater. But at the same time-about physical and astronomical foundations and phenomena accompanying the fall of meteorites on Earth. These. that it happened 15 million years ago, and little chance that this will be repeated during your alas, short life ...show original
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