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... at the RiesCraterMuseum Nördlingen!

The museum is opens again on Wednesday, 26.05.2021. We are looking forward to your visit!

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About 15 million years ago an asteroid with one kilometre size collided with Earth.

The result of this cosmic encounter is the Nördlinger Ries, a prominent circular basin in the Swabian-Franconian Alb. The 25 km large impact crater is one of the best preserved large craters on earth. The ejecta blankets that formed during the impact, the Suevite and the Bunte Breccia, are easily accessible at the surface and already served the Apollo-astronauts as training area for their missions to the moon.

Visit the museum and follow the traces of the astronauts!

Have a look at a virtual tour through the museum here:

Kugelpano screenshot

Heads up: The larger part of our website is in German, as are most contents of the museum. However; an app is being currently developed to provide the contents of the museum also in English for your visit. We will keep you informed at this point. (as of June 16, 2020)

To view the full contents of the website, visit the German version.


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Allsky Camera on the roof of the RiesCraterMuseum

The camera shows the current sky above the old town of Nördlingen.

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time lapse of last night