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Geopark Info-Center Treuchtlingen

Geopark Ries - Infotafeln
Geopark Ries - Infotafeln

Almost 15 million years ago, an asteroid with a diameter of about a kilometer raced toward Earth with a speed of about 70,000 kilometers per hour.

Its impact near Nördlingen blasted a crater with a diameter of about 25 kilometers.

The exhibits of the Geopark Ries Info-Center in the Treuchtlingen Stadtschloss (town castle) are dedicated to this event. Illustrated info-panels convey everything worth knowing about the German National Geoparks, the Geopark Ries and the Ries Crater’s special rocks. The permanent exhibition provides a lot of information about local nature and the natural interrelationships.

The interactive Geological History of the Earth and the impact animation are also available here.

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Opening hours

Monday till Friday: 01:00PM till 05:00PM and 09:00AM till 12:00PM

01. April till 30. September
Saturday: 09:00AM till 01:00PM

Karte

Objekt-Adresse

Stadtschloss Treuchtlingen
Heinrich-Aurnhammer-Str. 3
91757 Treuchtlingen
Germany
Tel.: +49 9142 9600-60
Fax: +49 9142 9600-66

Info-Adresse

Geopark Infozentrum Treuchtlingen
Heinrich-Aurnhammer-Str. 3
91757 Treuchtlingen
Germany
Tel.: +49 9142 9600-60