The meteorite collection comprises 6,000 specimens of approximately 4,100 different meteorites. As the collection dates back to the early stages of meteorite research, it contains many pieces from Europe, including many main masses of meteorites found in Germany.
However, over time, stony meteorites, stony-iron meteorites and iron meteorites from all over the world have been added to the collection, which increased its international relevance.
The collection material includes complete meteorites, fragments and over 1,300 thin sections. Meteorites are also an integral part of the Museum’s permanent exhibition, as they bear witness to the evolution of the solar system.