Tristan – Berlin bares teeth

Tristan – Berlin bares teeth

17 December 2015 - 31 December 2019

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Museum of Natural History) exhibits one of the best preserved examples of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the world: His name is Tristan Otto.

  • T. Rex Tristan© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • T. Rex Tristan© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • T. Rex Tristan© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • T. Rex Tristan© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • T. Rex Tristan© dpa
    Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, poses with parts of the upper jaw of the Tyrannosaurus rex "Tristan Otto" in the Museum of Natural History in Berlin.

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The skeleton was found in 2012 in Montana in the USA and is regarded by international experts as an exceptional find. The fossil of "Tristan Otto" is an approximately 66-million-year-old, about 12-meter-long skeleton that is now on display in Berlin.

Insight into the research around T. rex Tristan

The scientists of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and other cooperation partners have analysed the unique fossil with state-of-the-art technology for many years. There are original objects and media installations offering visitors an insight into the research around Tristan. The exhibition will grow over the next few years with the results of the research programme.

Skull of "Tristan Otto" measures 1.5 meters

The approximately 1.5-meter long head is 98 percent intact, but still had to be assembled in Berlin. It's the most complete skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex known to date in the world. The skeleton is owned by the Danish patron Niels Nielsen.

Photo Gallery (in German)

T-Rex «Tristan Otto» im Museum für Naturkunde

  • T-Rex «Tristan Otto»© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
    T-Rex «Tristan Otto»
  • T-Rex «Tristan Otto»© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
    T-Rex «Tristan Otto»
  • T-Rex «Tristan Otto»© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
    T-Rex «Tristan Otto»
  • T-Rex «Tristan Otto»© Carola Radke - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
    T-Rex «Tristan Otto»
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum© dpa
    T-rex-Skelett im Naturkundemuseum
  • T-Rex im Museum für Naturkunde© dpa
    T-Rex im Museum für Naturkunde
  • T-Rex im Museum für Naturkunde© dpa
    T-Rex im Museum für Naturkunde

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Address
Invalidenstr. 42
10115 Berlin
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 - 18:00
Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2018
Admission Fee
8 Euro, reduced 5 Euro
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Last edited: 29. January 2020