UNESCO world nature heir pit Messel (Darmstadt-Dieburg)

The pit Messel became famous for the very well preserved fossils of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and plants from Eocene which were found there. Especially the soft part preservation with mammals makes the fossils found unique. To most famous ones is the early horse kind Propalaeotherium of which more than 70 individuals were found.

On Saturdays, Sundays and in holidays you can attend the pit walk and experience the time dimensions of 47 millions within 1 hour.


Further information:

Office Messel 

Rossdörfer Str. 108

D-64409 Messel

Tel. (06159) 717535

email: info@grube-messel.de