April 30th

2008 – Dinosaur Land in Rügen opens

On this day in dinosaurs, an attraction opened in Germany that brought life-size dinosaurs to the public on land that once belonged to the East German National People’s Army.

Tyrannosaurus at Dinosaur Land / Wikimedia Commons

In 2008, Dinosaur Land opened with almost 1000 model dinosaurs, all made from glass-reinforced plastics. Each dinosaur was accompanied by signage that explained more about the animal when it was alive. The park has expanded since its opening, and also includes an area with a simulated paleontological dig so that visitors can put themselves in a scientist’s shoes.

There are a whole range of prehistoric lifeforms on display at the park, but dinosaurs are the main focus. If you’ve visited Dinosaur Land, we’d love to see your pictures from your visit. Share them with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #TDIDinos.