The incredibly well preserved skeleton of a tyrannosaurus rex by the name of Tristan Otto has been at the Naturkundemuseum (Natural History Museum) for the last three years. This January, Tristan was bound to leave for Copenhagen, to be displayed in the Natural History Museum there. This transfer takes a lot of planning and preparation. The museum in Copenhagen is not able to receive the skeleton yet, so Tristan will stay here in Berlin for at least another year.

For visitors of Miniloft Mitte, the Natural History Museum is right around the corner. The museum was built in the late 1900s when a larger space was needed for the natural history collection of the Friedrich Wilhelm University. At that point, it became a scientific research facility as well as a museum, already back then intended to educate the public.

With over 30 million objects, the 'Museum für Naturkunde' is one of the most important and largest natural history collections in the world. Visitors are greeted by the world's largest standing dinosaur skeleton, a Brachiosaurus, whose soaring room opens onto halls filled with mineralogical, geological, palaeontological and zoological specimens from 300 years of research.
It is definitely worth it to check the special offers and try to plan your trip in order to find the best and most interesting parts of the museum. They offer many weekly specials and lots of events for children and families.
This museum is definitely one of our favorite places in Berlin and we recommend it warmly to all of our visitors. A very special place for children, the young at heart and everybody who is interested in the natural history of our planet.

Natural History Museum
Invalidenstr. 43
U-Bahn/Tram M10: Naturkundemuseum

Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30-18:00
Sat/Sun/public holidays: 10.00-18:00

The ticket booths close at 5:00 pm Tuesday-Friday, at 5:30 pm on weekends and public holidays.


All pictures copyright: Carola Radke, Museum für Naturkunde

Tristan T-rex skeleton

Tristan head of tyrannosaurus rex


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