Muschelkalk Museum closed until October 24

The Muschelkalk Museum is closed from September 22nd to October 24th due to refurbishing the flooring after the water damage in spring. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the renovated Museum from Sunday, October 31st, 2021. The general Corona Regulations will still apply.


Vaccinated, recovered or tested

The Muschelkalk Museum is open to all visitors who either have been vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or can provide a negative Covid-19 test result. Additionally, the Corona Regulations require face masks and personal distancing and visitors are obliged to register.


Muschelkalkmuseum reopening from June 20, 2021

After a long shutdown, the 7-day-incidence is now below 50 in Hohenlohe County and allows the re-opening of the Muschelkalk Museum. Because the damage from a leaking water pipe has not yet been completely repaired part of the Muschelkalk Gallery has to be closed as long as the floor is …


Sadly, no guided tours anymore by Alfred Bartholomä

Alfred Bartholomä from Neuenstein, companion in fossil collecting since boyhood days, will no longer be able to guide visitor groups through the Museum galleries for health reasons. Ingelfingen township and Hans Hagdorn say thanks for the years of his engagement for the Muschelkalk Museum. Many visitors will gratefully recall his …



Muschelkalk-Synopsis Completed

More Muschelkalk than ever – Seven pounds in twin pack

The weighty monograph covers 1256 pages in two volumes of A4 format. The 56 chapters written by 41 authors from eight countries summarise the state of the art in Muschelkalk research and offer new data. The carefully harmonised chapters have an …


New website

Website visitors now have the choice between German and English versions. For this purpose the former website was reorganised and completed by Dr Magnus K. M. Hagdorn (marsupium photography) and new content was added. The website is now based on the website generator pelican. The spectacular 360-degree-pictures taken by MKM …



Special exhibition: Echinoderms from the collection of Werner K. Mayer

The Schwäbisch Gmünd entrepreneur has dealt all his life with the Liassic strata of the foreland of the Swabian Alb controlling building sites and pits. His input resulted in a richly illustrated book and an excellent collection, which he complemented by stunning fossils from many parts of the world. Echinoderms …