Brachiosaurus brancai in the exhibition "The World of Dinosaurs"

The World of Dinosaurs

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Museum für Naturkunde commissioned a palaeontological expedition to what is now Tanzania in Eastern Africa to excavate dinosaur fossils. It was to become the most successful dinosaur excavation of all time. A staggering 250 tonnes of bones were recovered by researchers at Tendaguru Hill and shipped to Berlin, where skeletons were put together again wherever possible. Most dinosaur skeletons exhibited in the hall originate from Tendaguru.

"Jurascopes" have been installed that allow visitors to bring dinosaurs to life again.

Brachiosaurus brancai

Its height of 13.27 metres makes the Brachiosaurus (Brachiosaurus brancai) skeleton the biggest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world. Its bones were found during the Tendaguru expedition. The animal lived 150 million years ago, feeding on plants. Researchers are currently investigating which plants and animals lived in the same habitat and what kind of static and physiological challenges such a 50-tonne giant faced.

More highlights in the exhibition "The World of Dinosaurs"

  • Kentrosaurus
  • Allosaurus
  • Pterodactylus
  • A Lagoon as an Ecosystem
  • Archaeopteryx
Last update: 18.08.2014