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Aquarium Berlin

Sharks, giant snakes, ants

The aquarium at the Berlin Zoo offers fascinating insights into underwater worlds.


Directly behind the entrance is the pool with the Japanese koi ornamental carp. Children and adults can sit around and watch the dazzlingly beautiful koi. But the Aquarium Berlin is not only a popular family excursion destination in Berlin, it is also one of the most famous and most important aquariums in Germany. Fish, corals, and jellyfish are at home on the ground floor. Particularly impressive are the seven large pools there, which are home to the Blacktip reef sharks, among others. The reptiles with the popular crocodile hall, which was opened almost 100 years ago and was the world's first accessible animal enclosure for visitors, are located one floor above. Around the hall, you can see terrariums with giant snakes, lizards, and turtles. And on the top floor are the amphibians and insects. The focus in the insectarium is on the ants, which carry their leaves through long plastic tubes from terrarium to terrarium.

Underwater World for Children

An aquarium is of course not a petting zoo, but through the large panoramic windows children and adults can get exciting insights into the underwater world. However, you can have a look behind the scenes during the winter months, from October to March, when the popular Night Tours for young scientists are held, and they can explore the terrariums and aquariums using a torch outside regular opening hours. During the holidays, there is also a varied programme offered by the zoo school. And anyone who would like to celebrate their birthday at the aquarium can book special tours for their guests, provided the birthday child is at least six years old.

More experiences for all ages

  • Shark tank with about 260,000 litres of water
  • Walk-in tropical hall with crocodiles
  • Watch crocodiles, sharks, and moray eels feeding
  • Colourful coral reef
  • Guided tours for children and adults (different dates)

Did you know...

The zoo, Tierpark, and the Aquarium Berlin are committed to the worldwide conservation of species. They are also involved in two-thirds of all international conservation breeding programmes.


Opening hours (additional information)
Mon - Sun 9am - 6pm

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