German fossils 

(Deutsche Fossilien)

Germany is an incredibly fossil-rich country with many very well-known sites.

A classic example is the picturesque place Holzmaden near the Swabian Alb in southern Germany, world famous for its fossil finds. If you have ever heard of Ichthyosaurus, you are surely familiar with Holzmaden - one of the most famous sites for marine reptiles.

But there are also countless other well-known fossil sites in Germany, such as the quarries around Solnhofen and the Messel Pit. Fossils from the Triassic period can also be found in various gravel quarries in Germany.