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Jurassic World Museum "Jura-Museum"

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The Jura-Museum at Willibaldsburg (castle and fortification named after St. Willibald) – picturesquely located above the Altmühl River - is one of the prettiest museums of natural history in Germany. The emphasis is put on the Solnhofen limestone fossils.
ATTENTION please: at present some parts of the castle are undergoing restoration works at present. The courtyard is closed. Only the botanical garden “Bastionsgarten” and the Museum’s area in the “Gemmingenbau” are open. At present visitors can access the museums and the botanical garden from the Mondscheinweg road. It is not possible to reach the castle by car and park there. The “Burgschänke” castle inn is closed. For further information please contact the security service at 0049-(0)8421-6029828.

Probably the most impressive fossil to be found at the Jura-Museum is one of the original archaeopteryxes, the centerpiece of the newly-arranged archaeopteryx room. In 1998, an excavation team from the museum stumbled across a sensational find, the Juravenator starki, the most well-preserved theropod in Europe. Apart from fossils, the museum hosts tropical miniature coral reefs. At the aquariums you can see beautiful reef corals, colorful butterfly fish and “living fossils” such as horseshoe crabs, nautiluses and grabs – sea dwellers that already lived in the region in the Jurassic age.

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Adults: €4.00
Kids 17 and under, accompanied by their parents: free
Concessions: €3.00
Groups (minimum: 15 people): €3.00 pp (ticket also valid for Museum of Palaeontology and Archaeology)

Tours bookable (from €30.00 per hour), various educational programs.

Opening hours

April till 3. October
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 9:00AM till 6:00PM

4. October till March
Tuesday till Sunday, on public holidays: 10:00AM till 4:00PM

9:00AM till 6:00PM

9:00AM till 6:00PM

Heiligabend, Erster Weihnachtstag, Silvester, Neujahr and Faschingsdienstag

Apr – Sep:
Tue – Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct – Mar:
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Zu den buchbare Führungen im Jura - Museum Eichstätt

Jura - Museum Eichstätt

Further attractions at Willibaldsburg: garden "hortus eystettensis"

Bastionsgarten mit Pflanzen aus dem Hortus Eystettensis

Museum of Palaeontology and Archaeology

Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte




Hintergrundinfos zum Juravenator

Juravenator starki

Parkmöglichkeit für Busse an den Wochenenden

Parkplatz Berufsschule Eichstätt
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Parkmöglichkeiten für Pkw an den Wochenenden

Parkplatz Berufsschule Eichstätt
85072 Eichstätt

Parkmöglichkeiten für Busse und PKW

85072 Eichstätt


The museum is located in the Willibaldsburg and looks over the town's centre. Bus parking available 250 m from the entrance.