The immersive natural history museum

 

A multimedia voyage through evolution

Visit T-rex and his friends

Walk through 21 large prehistoric worlds and experience 4.6 billion years of the earth’s history with all your senses. GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium offers you an unforgettable and immersive experience, a journey through time that you will talk about for a long time.

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.

Current Covid regulations

The 3G-Rules no longer apply; proof of testing, vaccination, or recovery is no longer necessary. Wearing a mask is also no longer required, though it is still preferable.

read more

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...

read more

WARNING!

Because we have realistically recreated the time from the formation of the earth to the present day, you will of course also be confronted with the tremendous sounds and vibrations of the earth’s history … so be warned, our museum is not for the faint-hearted!

Our age recommendation is 6 years and up!

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

Formation of the earth

Formation of the earth

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

GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium

The immersive natural history museum

Contact

Address

Bildstockstraße
D-66578 Schiffweiler

Tickets

Follow us

Copyright ©2022 Gondwana Praehistorium e.K.

This website has been realized by hoefgen.com - creative solutions

Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner