9 Aquariums to explore in Germany
Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.
Lower Saxony State Museum is a museum located in Hannover, it is the largest museum in the state. The museum is divided into 5 sections and includes a collection of European art, and more than 20,000 artifacts. The museum displays a model dinosaurs, and aquariaum with over 2000 exotic fish, amphibians and reptiles.
The Meereszentrum Fehmarn is a show aquarium in Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn. Sharks and tropical coral gardens are presented on an area of 3000 m² or 4 million liters of seawater. In the 3 million liter ocean aquarium there are several types of shark. In a 0.4 million liter tank with an underwater tunnel, there are rays and groupers. The tropical marine animals such as corals, jellyfish, seahorses, and coral fish have presented in around 35 individual aquariums.
The Sylt Aquarium in the south of the city of Westerland on Sylt is a zoological garden that specializes in fish from the North Sea and tropical fish from coral reefs. The aquarium, inaugurated in 2004, is located directly on the dune belt and draws its freshwater through a direct pipeline from the North Sea. It has 25 saltwater pools with around 2000 fish. It has a glass tunnel that visitors can walk through under a pool.
Tierpark Hagenbeck is a 100 year old zoo, it covers an area of 25 ha ( 62 acres ). This unique zoo features a children’s playground, Japanese park, and an aquarium, and it is home for more than 2500 animals. Its a great family destination, the park is located in Stellingen, a quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
A 40 hectare (99 acres) zoological garden in Munich, situated on the right bank of the river Isar. A high ratio of enclosures are cageless, relying upon moat features to keep the animals in place. The zoo was the first zoo in the world not organized by species, but also by geographical aspects. The zoo focuses on conservation and captive breeding rare species such as the rare drill and silvery gibbons. Also, gorillas, giraffes, elephants, wood bison, elk, and Arctic foxes were successfully bred
Spread in an area of about 30 hectares (0.30 km2), it houses around 11,500 animals from around the world composed of roughly 1,200 species and roughly 6000 plants from all climates. Wilhelma receives gorilla juveniles rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers. At age 2-3, the gorillas are sent back to their original zoo(s).
Oldest and best-known zoo in Germany. It covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and has about 1,380 different species and over 20,200 animals, presenting one of the most comprehensive collections of species in the world. It is the most-visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. Regular animal feedings are among its most famous attractions.
Zoo Leipzig is amongst the best zoos in the world, with an area of 27 hectares the zoo houses around 850 species. It also has bred more than 2,000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears. The zoo also has large glasshouse contains tropical plants and approximately 17,000 plants.