Institute of Applied Geosciences

Mineralogische Sammlungen (Mineralogical Collections)

The Mineralogical Museum of the Technical University of Berlin looks back on a long history since 1781 and is one of the five largest and most important mineralogical collections in the Federal Republic of Germany. The collections consist of a publicly accessible display collection, extensive collections on special mineralogy and mineral systematics, several subject-specific sub-collections, extensive teaching collections and magazine collections.

The Mineralogical Collection consists of over 200,000 specimens, of which selected pieces are displayed in the exhibition of the Mineralogical Museum of the TU (BH building 6th floor). A major thematic priority of the collections is both the classification of minerals and the demonstration of the importance of mineralogy and geology (applied geosciences) in modern society. A specific focus lies on the collection of specimens from Namibia and Hagendorf (Germany).


Scientific focus of the minerlogical collections

The main topics within the minerlogical collections aim to deal with:

  • hystorical development of the minerlogical collections of the TU Berlin
  • classification systematics of minerals
  • mineral- and rock identifications
  • genesis of magmatic and metamorphic rocks
  • 2D and 3D digitalisation of minerals and rocks
  • gemology  

Opening hours and address

Opening hoursusually Friday 9-12 am and after consultation 
Entry (fee)free 
Tours through the exibitionafter the consultation 
CuratorDr. Robert Johannes Giebel 
AddressMineralogische Sammlungen
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften
Sekr. BH 1 / BH 9-3
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin


Head of the mineralogical collections  
Dr. R. Johannes Giebel (Curator)+49 30 314-22254Room BH-N 908
Dr. Susanne Herting-Agthe+49 30 314-23965Room BH-N 242
Dr. Christian Agthe+49 30 314-23965Room BH-N 242
Student assistants (BUA funded)  
Skye Schmidt+49 30 314-73919Room BH-N 909
Willi Hergesell+49 30 314-73919Room BH-N 909


Room BH-N 908
Address Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin