Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany

I visited this amazing museum in January 2016 after it was recommended by a good friend of mine. It houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. Just think about that for a moment. I should have taken more photos for sure, but I was a little overwhelmed to be honest. Next time!


The Museum für Naturkunde (MfN), occasionally called the Naturkundemuseum or Humboldt-Museum for short, is a natural history museum in Berlin, Germany. It is famous for two exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, and a well-preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.

Established in 1810, it is the largest museum of natural history in Germany. The museum’s mineral collections date back to the Prussian Academy of Sciences of 1700. Important historic zoological specimens include those recovered by the German deep-sea Valdiva expedition (1898–99), the German Southpolar Expedition (1901–03), and the German Sunda Expedition (1929–31). Expeditions to fossil beds in Tendaguru in former Deutsch Ostafrika (today Tanzania) unearthed rich paleontological treasures. The collections are so extensive that less than 1 in 5000 specimens is exhibited, and they attract researchers from around the world. (Wikipedia)


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