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The Museum of Natural History has the largest collection of minerals in Germany. In total it comprises 200,000 pieces and contains 65% of all known minerals. The mineralogical display collection shows 1077 species.

The cornerstone of the collection is formed by minerals and rocks from the "Royal Mineral Collection" of 1781. Some pieces come from famous expeditions, such as precious stones brought back from Russia by Alexander von Humboldt.

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Important information:
The Museum für Naturkunde is currently affected by a cyber attack and can only be reached to a limited extent.
For general enquiries/info, please contact or 030/889140 8591 between 9am and 5pm.
The education department is available on Mondays on 030/ 889140 8566 and on Tuesdays on 030/ 889140 8785 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Extraordinary closing days:
7 December 2023
16 December 2023