Unica-Bruch

Villmar · Lahntal

Villmar is home to the "Unica-Bruch" National Geotope, which, with its polished wall, provides a globally unique insight into a Middle Devonian reef. You can see corals and stromatopores as well as crinoids and cephalopods.

380 million years ago, the Lahn region lay about 20° south of the equator in a warm sea in which reefs formed. In the course of Earth's history, the land mass drifted to its present location, about 50° north latitude. Mountains and volcanism that developed in the meantime led to the formation of reef limestone, which was quarried for 400 years as Lahn marble. Some of the marble quarries created during this process still exist.

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Unica-Bruch


Lahn-Marmor-Museum Villmar
Oberau 4
65606 Villmar

Web: http://www.lahn-marmor-museum.de
E-Mail: info@lahn-marmor-museum.de
Tel.: (0049) 6482 6075588

Opening hours:

Monday 00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 00:00 - 00:00
Thursday 00:00 - 00:00
Friday 00:00 - 00:00
Saturday 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday 00:00 - 00:00