Welcome to the National GeoPark Thuringia Inselsberg – Drei Gleichen
Join us on a geological adventure!
Although the National GeoPark Thuringia Inselsberg – Drei Gleichen is one of the smaller German geoparks with an area of about 700 km2, it is a place where big things happened in the past: here you can explore Pangaea, the supercontinent which existed for around 100 million years. You can also get to know some of the inhabitants of this continent, the tetrapods, on the Sauria Discovery Trail for example.
But there is so much more!
There are many ways of discovering our unique geological heritage: you can visit our GeoInfoCentres and GeoMuseums with their interesting exhibitions or join a certified GeoPark Guide on an interesting organised walk. You can also convince yourself that there is more to the culinary heritage of Thuringia than the Bratwurst. The Geo- and Pleasure Trail offers culinary highlights as well as unique geotopes, which provide insights into the interesting development of today's landscape and the use of raw materials.
Have we kindled your curiosity? Then come and visit us soon! Discover and experience the natural diversity and its fascinating past. Come and join us on an adventure and dive deep into the geological history of the Geopark Thuringia Inselsberg – Drei Gleichen.
Research at the Bromacker – Digging starts again on September 1, 2020!
One of the most significant fossil sites in Germany is the Bromacker near Tambach-Dietharz in the Thuringian Forest. The locality is internationally reknowned for the vertebrates and their tracks, which open up a unique window into an ancient terrestrial ecosystem. Learn more about the new research projekt of the Museum of Natural History Berlin, the Foundation Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, the Institute of Earth Sciences of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the the National GeoPark Thuringia Inselsberg – Drei Gleichen.
The Return of the Saurians – from the USA back to Thuringia
Discover the saurians of the Bromacker near Tambach-Dietharz in a current MDR-report (german language only)!
The "Tyrannosaurus of Tambach-Dietharz" (DW-documentary)
Watch this documentary about the "Tyrannosaurus of Tambach-Dietharz", presented by Deutsche Welle (DW). Linked to YouTube.
Saurian Discovery Trail
Get additional information about the Saurian Discovery Trail here!
360°- Panoramaview from the highest peak in the
GeoPark: the Grosser Inselsberg