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Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in the Ottoneum
The Natural History Museum in the Ottoneum has its roots in an art collection created in 1568 by Landgrave Wilhelm IV, which also contained a number of natural history items. Its permanent exhibition, including world-class botanical, geological, zoological and aquatic collections, introduces visitors to the shift in our understanding of nature. Major exhibits include the 400-year old
Ratzenberger Herbarium – Europe's oldest systematic plant collection, Schildbach's Wood Library dating from the 18th century, and
Goethe's elephant, one of the first large skeletons of a mammal ever to be preserved. The section on the history of the Earth shows visitors how the environment around Kassel has changed over millions of years.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Admission: Adults 1.50 €, Concessions 1 €.
Address: Steinweg 2, 34117 Kassel
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