Giant Crater Museum
The Ries is a giant depression left by the impact of a meteorite which deviated from its path between Mars and Jupiter some 15 million years ago. The museum, housed in a 16C barn, uses modern educational aids to explain this extraordinary phenomenon to visitors. A piece of moon rock weighing 165g/5.8oz lent by NASA is on display.
Address:Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1, 86720 Nördlingen
Phone:+49 9081 84710
Price:4.50 € €
May-Oct: Tue-Sun 10am-4.30pm; Nov-Apr: Tue-Sun 10am-noon, 1.30pm-4.30pm - closed 1 Jan, Shrove Tuesday, Good Fri, 24-26 Dec