The Herpetological Collection is the fourth largest German collection of amphibians and reptiles. It is characterised by a high proportion of pieces from the 19th century. The oldest pieces are South American snakes collected and described by Prince Maximilian Wied zu Neuwied (1782-1867). The collection contains specimens of the extinct species Mauritius-Boa and Kaverdischer Riesen-Skink and the valuable Australian collections of Amalie Dietrich (1821-1891).
Selected objects from this collection will soon be displayed here