Messel Pit is the richest site in the world for understanding the living environment of the Eocene, between 57 million and 36 million years ago. In particular, it provides unique information about the early stages of the evolution of mammals and includes exceptionally well-preserved mammal fossils, ranging from fully articulated skeletons to the contents of stomachs of animals of this period.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|viii||To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.||All|
|Russian Chapel in Darmstadt||2020||7.7km||site_ao|
|Darmstadt Railway Museum||2010||5.5km||site_ao|
|Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein||2019||4.4km||site_ao|
|The Darmstadt Dioramas||2019||8.6km||site_ao|
|The Vortex Garden||2018||7.8km||site_ao|
|Architekturfakultät, Campus Lichtwiese, TU Darmstadt||1971||8.3km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.