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Southeast Bavarian Natural History and Mammoth Museum in Siegsdorf

Walking through 250 million years of Geological History!

The Natural History and Mammoth Museum in Siegsdorf, which was opened in 1995, owes its existence to the discovery of 45,000 year old mammoth bones in the so-called Gerhartsreiter Graben (Bavaria) in 1975, and to the final excavation of the finds in 1985.
Subsequently, Josef Wührl of Munich bequeathed his private collection of fossils from the Chiemgau region to the town of Siegsdorf, thereby creating the basis for the establishment of the Southeast Bavarian Natural History and Mammoth Museum in Siegsdorf.

Siegsdorf in Chiemgau

The Southeast Bavarian Natural History Museum in Siegsdorf, with an exhibition area of over 650m², provides you with an understanding of the development of Southeast Bavaria over the last 250 million years. Vivid aspects of geology, the diversity of fossils, and the giants of the Ice Age make a visit to the museum a great experience!

Southeast Bavarian Natural History and Mammoth Museum located at the Traun Bridge in the centre of Siegsdorf

The subsoil of Siegsdorf is composed of sediments that had accumulated in four different sea basins which have all long since disappeared.  Shifting continents once crumpled and lifted these seabeds to form the Alps we know today. In the Ice Age, these seabeds near Siegsdorf formed the bedrock for one of the most significant finds of ice-age animals.