The German Geological Society (DGGV)

DGGV is a non-profit international Earth science organization with more than 3.600 members from more than 64 countries. The mission of DGGV is to support the geosciences in scientific research and teaching, economy, administration, and publication of new scientific knowledge.

NEW! 30 Geotops3 - Germany most beautiful geosites in 3D

The journey to Germany's most beautiful geosites begins! The first geosite we present is the Teufelstisch in the Rhineland-Palatinate. This table-shaped rock consists of Triassic sandstones (Buntsandstein, 252.5-246 million years ago), which were uplifted and eroded during the Palaeogene (about 48 million years ago). Due to differences in the resistance of the sediment layers to erosion, the Devil's Table remains in it's current shape. A detailed description, further impressions and the 3D model can be accessed at On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the German Geological Society (DGGV) in 2023, the 30 Geotopes³ project aims to build a bridge between classical and modern geology. The most visually appealing and science-historically significant outcrops in Germany are presented monthly at


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DGGV is represented by the executive committee, the managing board and the advisory board. Students are represented by a student who is member of the advisory board.


Outstanding merits in scientific research and in the communication of scientific knowledge is appreciated by DGGV in form of honours and prizes.

DGGV is affiliated member of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is associated with the Geological Society of America (GSA). Based on a contract, DGGV has a close cooperation with BDG.





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GeoKalender 2020

The Geological Calender 2021 is available via the Geoshop.

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Geotop of the Month

Do you already know the websitte "Geotop of the Month"? Everey month we are presenting a select geotop in detail (in German language).
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