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Summer break Countdown, Day 20

Jul 23, 20150 comments

Berlin DinoIf you have a die hard Dino Fan in your family one of the Must sees while here in Germany should be the Brachiosaurus skeleton in the Museum of nature and science in Berlin.

The specimen of Brachiosaurus displayed at the Berlin Natural History Museum is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world. The skeleton was discovered in 1912 at Tendaguru in Tanzania and shipped to the Berlin museum for display. In the picture my little sister can be seen at the front to illustrate the enormous size of this fabulous creature. The skeleton is so large that if she had been allowed to walk under it I don’t think she could reach its ribs.
Obviously, such as large animal has many problems existing at such a large scale. One of the most interesting for Brachiosaurus brancai is its blood pressure.

Because of its long neck its blood pressure would be about 2 to 3 times a modern Giraffe which seems beyond reasonable limits. It has been suggested that such a high pressure would rupture its heart. This problem of high blood pressure would not exist on a Reduced Gravity Earth because blood pressure is lower in a reduced gravity.

The museum is located:

Museum für Naturkunde
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin

Opening hours

Tue to Fri: 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & holidays:
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Mon closed


Phone +49 (0)30 2093-8591
Guided tours
+49 (0)30 2093-8550

More info on the Dino Exhibitions