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After a brief scientific introduction, the geological tour takes you into the active open-cast mine in Rüdersdorf together with expert guides. The motto here is: roll up your sleeves and keep your eyes open. If you find a fossil, you can of course keep it.

What 's special? 

  • Short scientific introduction
  • expert tour guides
  • A little adventure with lots of discoveries


Nothing is more exciting than a treasure hunt. The treasure trove is over 250 million years old and filled to the brim - the Rüdersdorf limestone mine. After a short scientific introduction in the 'Otto-Torell-Haus', the geological tour takes you into the active open-cast mine in Rüdersdorf together with expert guides.

At the collection point, it's time to roll up your sleeves and keep your eyes peeled. We can't promise that you'll find a dinosaur here, but fossils are literally a dime a dozen. Incidentally, this is exactly what brought the animals we find here to this place.

250 million years ago, the Triassic Sea was in these parts, and its former inhabitants can be found in the rocks today. The geological tour is a little adventure with lots of discoveries. The tour guides are of course on hand during the tour to offer help and advice.

About Rüdersdorf

What has always made Rüdersdorf so special as a small Brandenburg village is a freak of nature: Around 800 years ago, a gentle hill of limestone stood out in the otherwise flat landscape in the middle of Berlin's sandy surroundings. The stone was quarried and used as building stone. Rüdersdorf was already producing quicklime in the 16th century - and cement from 1885. The Rüdersdorf Museum Park is the only historical lime and mine in the world to have been preserved in this variety. Nowhere else can you find such an ensemble of industrial history.

More information

As the open-cast mine is active, special safety regulations apply. Helmets, goggles, safety vests and hammers are provided.

What to bring
Ankle-high, sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for the weather conditions are recommended.

At least 5 adults

10,- € per child up to 16 years 
19,- € per adult


from 6 years

April to October: bookable all year round
November to March: bookable during opening hours, depending on weather conditions

approx. 2 hours

The terrain is steep and the tour requires a good level of physical fitness.

Contact details
Visitor Service, Tourist Info and ticket office
033638 799797


Museum Park Rüdersdorf
Heinitzstrasse 9
15562 Rüdersdorf near Berlin

Parking lot
Free parking is available in our parking lot, approx. 200 m from the main entrance.

Train stations & bus stops
Streetcar 88 to stop 'Rüdersdorf - Heinitzstraße' or by bus line 950 to stop 'Rüdersdorf - Marktplatz'

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