The AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin are two of the city’s most astounding attractions; as a tourist, you certainly don’t get to see things like this every day! As its name indicates, this fascinating place is all about the legendary underwater world and its many inhabitants.
The motto of the Sea Life Aquaria is “marvel, learn, and protect,” and they are meant to be true ambassadors of the world’s oceans.
On the tour, visitors are taken through various regions and their corresponding bodies of water, and provided with an introduction to many different types of fish and underwater creatures.
Youngsters and adults alike press their noses against the glass of more than 35 tanks, eager to get a closer look at the inhabitants. The tanks are designed with great care and attention to detail. During your visit, you’ll find yourself suddenly transported to the bottom of the River Spree, for example – or even to Hamburg Harbour.
Sea Life is an extremely child-friendly environment; the glass of the tanks starts right above the floor, at a comfortable eye-level for kids. There are also tons of mysteries and puzzles for children to solve, located in boxes, barrels, or on the walls. For example, kids can learn how to tie a sailor knot, and in doing so, uncover one of the secrets of the pirate world.
Eagle rays, the intelligent octopus, and even six smooth dogfish can be counted among the many highlights of Sea Life Berlin. Another one of Sea Life’s most beloved attractions is the interactive touch tank. Here, you can find out what it feels like to touch a starfish or the tentacles of a sea anemone.
A brand new attraction of the museum, which is already a huge hit with visitors, is the “Invasion of the Crabs.” Here, you can observe various types of creepy-crawlies in their natural habitat. Some of them are pretty spooky-looking, to say the least.
Tip: Make sure to view one of the feedings. Times are displayed at Sealife, or can be found in advance by consulting the website
Following a visit to Sea Life, there is one final adventure – the only one of its kind in the world – which awaits visitors.
The AquaDom is a truly unique aquarium, located right in the middle of the foyer of the Radisson SAS Hotel.
The giant cylindrical tank, made of acrylic glass, is 11 meters in diameter, holds nearly 1 million litters of water, and stands an impressive 25 meters tall. This enormous basin stretches from the cellar clear up to the top floor of the hotel and back again. And what makes this attraction truly special is that tourists can take a spectacular ride through it – in a glass elevator, passing by reef landscapes and through exotic schools of fish. The elevator moves quietly and slowly upwards, while all around you, new and colourful fish appear before your eyes.
You simply can’t help but be amazed for the duration of your journey. The elevator operator also has tons of interesting information to share. You’ll be accompanied on your way by Dorie (the surgeon fish from “Finding Nemo”), leopard fish, and zebra fish, to name but a few.
Unfortunately, the ride is over after a mere 15 to 20 minutes, but the images in your head of beautiful, floating fish will not soon be forgotten.
Daily 10 AM to 7 PM
Christmas Eve, December 24th – closed
New Year’s Eve 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
New Year’s Day 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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All information, in Sea Life itself as well as on the website, is available in German and English.
Methods of payment
In cash on location, by Visa, MasterCard and direct debit (German financial institutions only) when booking tickets on-line
Spandauer Str. 3
How to get there
Located within walking distance of Alexanderplatz
S-Bahn (Suburban Trains): Alexanderplatz & Hackescher Markt Stations (S5/S7/S9/S75)
U-Bahn (Underground): Alexanderplatz Station (U2/U5/U8)
Bus: lines 100/M48/200/248/TXL
Tram: lines M1/M2/M4/M5/M6
- The entrance to Sea Life is fully handicapped accessible, thereby presenting no problems to wheelchair users.
- Larger groups should register in advance by calling 0180 5 66 690 101.