Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Centenary of The Natural History Museum in Berlin 17.4.1990
Naturkundemuseum was never going to be a sufficient name for the largest museum of natural history in Germany and one of the most important in the world.
The dinosaurs, fossils and Knut the stuffed polar bear are probably the most popular items with visitors but scientists are more impressed by the size and comprehensiveness of the less glamorous collections. The zoological collection alone consists of 25 million items including 9 million specimens in the mollusk collection alone. The mineral collection covers 75% of the minerals in the world.
The tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world is in the Natural History Museum in Berlin. The well-preserved skull of the of the plant-eating Brachiosaurus brancaitowers 13.27 m above the Guinness Book of World Records certificate confirming that it is the tallest in the world.