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GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium

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Address: Bildstockstrasse, 66578 Schiffweiler, Saarland, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6821 9316325
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Excellent exhibition, English audiotour is available for free.

This was one of the best places we have seen anywhere in the world. The first part covers the development of life on Earth, the second the history and evolution of humans. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriela N
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best places we have seen anywhere in the world. The first part covers the development of life on Earth, the second the history and evolution of humans. There were at least three 3D shows, many animated exhibits, very captivating for both kids and adults. Is is very extensive. It easily takes 3 hours to walk... More 

Thank Gabriela N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my boys 4&6 here twice now. They really enjoy it. The dinosaurs look so real that even though they understand it's fake they get a little anxious. If your kids scare easy I wouldn't recommend this place. I would give yourself a couple hours here minimum. Make sure you ask for the audio English translation when paying.... More 

Thank Teresa W
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Play place was wonderful. The museum itself was all about evolution. We thought it would be more about dinosaurs. It was expensive. We were asked to stay in some sections of the museum and couldn't go past certain points until we had finished others. All in all not somewhere we would go back unless it was for the play place.... More 

Thank 296sunshine
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

One of the best museums we have visited. Very experiential, tremendous for children. Dolls of life-size dinosaurs that move. Three & four dimensional films, authentic skeletons. Thought was invested in every small details. Very impressive, just wonderful. Do not take children under the age of 6. Our children are age 5 and it's pretty scared them. Really recommended visit for... More 

Thank VYLN
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Great for older kids! I really liked the various ways they've made the experience interactive using technology! older kids loved it, some of our younger ones were a bit frightened at times. I guess that shows how realistic they've made some of the scenes!

Thank zarinafied
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great educational and fun museum. The best part is that you can go fossil hunting afterwards. Well maintained animatronics and enjoyable films are evenly spaced between educational placards. Minor drawback is that the audio guides are not always synced with the films.

Thank MichiS2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing attraction close to Saarbrucken. We went with our kids aged 5 and 3 yeArs both enjoyed all exhibits, for 3d and 4d movies and the time travel scenes. We are from India and the price seemed quite steep, but worth every penny! The surprises were endless and to top it all, was the indoor playground, our only rescue on... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Nice combi of museum and playground. 2 areas host the museum covering topics like dino's, evolution supported with 3- and 4-D films and a 'real' dino-show. The 3rd area hosts the playground which is quite nice for kids between 3 and 10. The family day-ticket gives entrance to both and offers good value for money. Staff is local and very... More 

Thank Chris100200
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We had a wet day in Trier and made a day trip by car here and it was well worth the effort. A fantastic attraction - it interested our whole group - myself, husband, our 11 year old and my elderly parents in law. I agree it is not suitable for very young children as some of the exhibits are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Nice place to visit, especially on rainy days. Good for older kids, not so much for toddlers even if they love dinosaurs. Good location.

Thank Theresa M

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