The immersive natural history museum

 

A multimedia voyage through evolution

An awe-inspiring and educational experience

Embark on a multi-sensory adventure as you experience, explore and discover the history of our home planet in a unique and fascinating museum. GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium takes visitors on the ultimate voyage through the earth’s history, harnessing multimedia technology to reveal how life began and how it thrives to this day.

Combining the joy of a prehistoric theme park with the educational value of a natural history museum, GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium is an exceptional destination with a stunning range of options. Brace yourself for a monumental journey through the entire mind-boggling span of the earth’s over 4.5-billion-year history. Our cutting-edge animation and audiovisual technology will help you track the course of biological and cultural evolution, starting with the big bang, passing through a multitude of periods in the earth’s history – including the dinosaurs, headed up by the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, Neanderthals on a mammoth hunt and knights storming a city – and ending with the astronauts.

GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium in Schiffweiler, Saarland – a varied and exciting destination for all the family. A fascinating delve into accurate palaeontological knowledge.

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Audioguide App

Begin your own tour of the immersive museum GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium – it’s simple and free! How? Just scan the QR code on the right, free of charge. Download the free DigiWalk App from the Apple Store or the Google Store. You will now enter the realm of GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium. You'll first reach STATION SELECTION, where you can select a station, for instance Welcome. Click the headphones icon at the bottom right to start listening. The DigiWalk app is available for Android and Apple...

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Inspiring and informational

The history of evolution on 10,000 m2 • 9 true-to-life robotic dinosaurs up to 12 m in height and 20 m in length • One-of-a-kind dinosaur show • Realistic prehistoric worlds • 2 cinemas with 3D and 4D films • Fascinating animated show with a colossal prehistoric shark • Palaeontology lab for research work • 800-m2 indoor children’s play area • Restaurant • 10 m-high, 40 m-long Argentinosaurus skeleton

GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium
Highlights

Dinosaur-Show

The biggest dino show in the world with digitally animated, life-sized, walking dinosaurs and faithfully recreated landscapes. See Titanosauruses, a Giganotosaurus and an Aucasaurus fight it out right in front of you. It’s a jaw-dropping experience.

History of the earth & the evolution of life

Feast your eyes on breathtaking, faithfully recreated landscapes from the earth’s history. See the movements, hear the sounds, smell the scents and feel the force of mighty cascading waters as changing lights transform the ambience – prehistory was so much more than the age of the dinosaurs.

Z.E.R.A. time travel

Harness the power of our time-fluid generator and embark on an enthralling 12-stop voyage back through pivotal phases in human history and the evolution of mammals – starting out from a space station and ending at a sub-tropical swamp forest 47 million years ago. Features fascinating light, sound and language simulations.

Breathtaking 3D / 4D cinemas

A remarkable 3D film spanning some 4 billion years in the evolution of life – from the earliest origins right up to the space age. A 4D film additionally tells the tale of the demise of the dinosaurs. Perceptible wind and vibrations will make you feel like you are right there.

Megalodon - The prehistoric shark

In a remarkable animation show, you can stand right next to the megalodon, the colossal shark that terrorised the prehistoric oceans, and get a close-up look at its 18 cm-long teeth, protected only by a glass wall. Hold on tight to the railings, because this hair-raising experience will – quite literally – shake you.

Evolution
– From the big bang to the present day

Big bang

Big bang

13.8bn years ago

Formation of the earth

Formation of the earth

4.5bn years ago

Precambrian

Precambrian

4.5bn to 540m years ago

Cambrian

Cambrian

540m to 485m years ago

Ordovician

Ordovician

485m to 443m years ago

Silurian

Silurian

443m to 419m years ago

Devonian

Devonian

419m to 358m years ago

Carboniferous

Carboniferous

358m to 298m years ago

Permian

Permian

298m to 251m years ago

Triassic

Triassic

251m to 201m years ago

Jurassic

Jurassic

201m to 145m years ago

Cretaceous

Cretaceous

145m to 65m years ago

Palaeogene

Palaeogene

65m to 23m years ago

Neogene

Neogene

23m to 2.6m years ago

Quarternary

Quarternary

2.6m years ago to present day

Gondi’s Dinowelt

– fantastic fun for children

Extending over 800 m2, the indoor play paradise Gondi’s Dinowelt is packed with fun options for kids from 1 to 12. Here, youngsters can explore the world of the dinosaurs through play, discovering all kinds of surprises such as the world’s only 8 m-high dinosaur climbing frame or the ever-popular dino carts.

Gondi’s Restaurant

Dine beneath a dino

Where in the world can you stop for refreshments under the gigantic skeleton of an Argentinosaurus? You can do it right here, in Gondi’s Restaurant. Get ready for a delicious range of dino-themed delights. You’ll be thrilled with the many options on the menu. Our ever-popular dino nuggets are always a winner.

Visitor comments

Interestingly presented development of the earth's history.

Very interesting and worth seeing!

The price seems high at first, but it is absolutely worth it.

Most realistic dinosaurs we have ever seen. Friendly staff and beautiful 3D and 4D cinema

I have never seen anything so great. You have to see that👍👍👍👍

GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium

The immersive natural history museum

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D-66578 Schiffweiler

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