It looks complicated and looks anything but aesthetic: The Periodic table represents all chemical elements with increasing nuclear charge (atomic number) and according to their chemical properties in periods as well as major and minor groups. With the special exhibition “Elements” we want to show the beauty that is hidden behind the abbreviations and formulas! To do so we have selected twelve elements and show them in a dignified form as well as in their diverse varieties. Beryllium alone is part of around 120 minerals! While in Hall A6 the elements from worldwide finding spots can be seen, the exhibition in Hall A5 deals with the typical alpine elements of titanium, silicon and fluorine.

Special Exhibition “Elements” Hall A6.351

Alpine Special Exhibition “Elemente” Hall A5.331

The chemical formula of the fine rutile threads (above) is TiO2, grown to a wonderful star.