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Messel pit

by Cristian_Uluru Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Hi. I'd like to visit Messel Pit this weekend. Opening hour? Is it the best place to see fossil?

Any suggestion is welcome. Many thanks.

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    Re: Messel pit

    by abalada Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The visitors center is open daily 10am to 6pm (between 15. March and 31st October).

    On Sa and Su at 3pm there are also guided tours into the pit. But I guess only in German. You have to register in advance for such a tour. Duration is 2 hours.

    Never been there since they built the visitors center a few years ago.

    Note that the below brochure in English is outdated (e.g. on opening times).

    grube-messel.de/images/stori...

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    Re: Messel pit

    by Beausoleil Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    You might want to contact VT member Trekki because she lives there. She may spot this and answer but you could VT-mail her.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Messel pit

    by Trekki Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Hi Cristian :-))

    and thanks Sally :-) I spotted his question indeed :-)
    Cristian: let me know if I should call them and make appointments for you. I send you mail with details.

    Ingrid :-)

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