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Museum fur Naturkunde

This natural history museum in Berlin houses 30 million specimens, including the late celebrity polar bear Knut and a mounted dinosaur that is the largest in the world.

Founded in 1810, the Museum für Naturkunde is Germany’s biggest natural history museum, with impressive collections in minerals, zoology, and paleontology. Highlights of its illustrious collections (some of which go back to Prussia) include an example of an Archaeopteryx (the oldest bird known to have existed), the world’s largest chunk of amber, Tristan, Europe’s first authentic T. rex skeleton, extinct animals like the quagga and Tasmanian tiger, and deceased local animal celebrities, including Bobby the gorilla and Knut the polar bear. The tallest towering mounted dinosaur is a Giraffatitan brancai (although it had a few different dinosaur species mixed in its construction).

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