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Aquarium Berlin

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The Aquarium Berlin next to the Zoological Garden is considered one of the most species-rich aquariums in the world.

The Aquarium Berlin is the largest show aquarium in Europe and attracts many interested visitors with a variety of species every day of the year. Children and adults can discover fish, jellyfish and crustaceans as well as reptiles, insects and amphibians. The second and third floors of the building also house reptiles, amphibians, insects and a crocodile hall. The ant area is particularly impressive: the tiny animals crawl above the heads of visitors.

History of the Aquarium Berlin

The Aquarium Berlin goes back to the zoologist Alfred Brehm, who founded the first aquarium in Berlin in 1869 on Unter den Linden. In 1910, the aquarium had to move out of that location because it was no longer economically viable to operate. In 1911 and 1913, the current aquarium was built on the grounds of the Berlin Zoo. The design of the building's façade is remarkable: the painter Heinrich Harder adorned it with depictions of prehistoric animals. The number of animals on display at the aquarium grew rapidly until a bomb during World War II almost completely destroyed the building. After reconstruction, the Aquarium Berlin is now one of the most species-rich aquariums in the world.

Animals at the Aquarium Berlin

The Aquarium Berlin is home to numerous freshwater and saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Fish, jellyfish, shells and seahorses in all sizes and colors leave big and small aquarium fans amazed. From the shark tank to the majestically floating jellyfish - the aquarium's underwater animals exert a very special fascination. Brave visitors can get up close to the big sharks or come face to face with snakes, tarantulas and poison dart frogs. On the upper floor of the building, many different ant cultures can be seen building their nests. Some visitors may feel a little queasy when looking over their own heads, as some of the ant trails run along the ceiling. In the crocodile hall, the leathery contemporaries can be observed doing nothing. The petting pool with Japanese Koi carps is particularly popular with children.


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Budapester Straße 32
10787 Berlin
Opening Hours
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., December 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Aquarium Berlin is wheelchair accessible.
Admission Fee
Adults between € 16 and € 25, children (4-15 years) between € 7.50 and € 12.50, children up to 3 years free of charge
Guided Tours
Various thematic guided tours offered

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Last edited: 1 March 2024