Paläontologisches Museum


The curatorial concept of the Paläontologisches Museum could use a little dusting up, but otherwise this archaeological trove of prehistoric skulls and bones is anything but stuffy. The most famous resident is a fossilised archaeopteryx, the creature that forms an evolutionary link between reptile and bird.

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