Research in the geopark
Regular research excavations are carried out on a regular basis in the UNESCO Global Geopark Thuringia Inselsberg - Drei Gleichen, to investigate the geological-palaeontological history of the Thuringian Forest and the Drei Gleichen region. Such projects form the basis for increasing general public awareness of the uniqueness of this landscape and the need to protect it. Currently, after an interruption of several years, the research project at the famous Bromacker early saurian site near Tambach-Dietharz is running. This locality for Permian fossils is unique in Europe and promises to yield many new scientifically significant insights into the life and habitats of tetrapods on the supercontinent Pangaea.
Several research excavations have been or are being carried out in the Hartsteinwerk Bad Tabarz, in Schmerbach and in Finsterbergen amongst others. More information on the excavation projects in due course!