Im Reich der Mineralien

The realm of minerals

Minerals have always fascinated us. These glittering and colourful "rocks" and their captivatingly lovely shapes can often inspire people with a passion to start a collection.

In our permanent collection entitled "The realm of minerals", we present specimens which are remarkable, unusual or even simply beautiful. We also demonstrate the many uses for minerals without which our lives would be different.

Cars would not be possible without minerals
Cars would not be possible without minerals
Quartz – the jack-of-all-trades in the mineral world
Quartz – the jack-of-all-trades in the mineral world
Biominerals – organisms need minerals too
Biominerals – organisms need minerals too

The topics

  • Minerals – the aesthetics of nature
  • Gem stones – precious stones
  • Rich in beautiful stones – the Black Forest and the Vosges mountains
  • Rock-forming minerals
  • Rhine gold
  • Mining in the Black Forest
  • Fluorescence – when minerals glow
  • Silica – a jack of all trades
  • Minerals in organisms
  • Minerals from a test tube – artificial minerals
A view of the permanent exhibition "The realm of minerals"
A view of the permanent exhibition "The realm of minerals"