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Aqua FreshwaterCentre

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Aqua FreshwaterCentre

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Open: June - August: all days 10-18 September - May: workdays 10-16, weekends 10-17
Prices: Adult:60 DKK, Child: 35 DKK, Retired/student: 45 DKK
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No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Jan 2008


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This review submitted by NIELS JOHS LEGARTH IVERSEN,
September 2000

The Aqua Center is placed in south Silkeborg close to one of the lakes that this area is renowned for, close to an an arboretum and with some of the prettiest nature in Denmark within sight. It boasts to be the largest freshwater aquarium in Northern Europe (probably true, as all its closest competitors focus on sea life!). About 175.000 people find their way to this place every year. In summer you can arrive by boat, - one of these is a vintage steamboat called 'Hjejlen' (the golden plover). The exhibition is just one part of a scientific and administrative complex on the grounds of a former institution for mentally handicapped persons. The public part of this is housed in a newbuilt round building, surrounded by large deep tanks on the outside. Inside you walk around the walls and look out into what might have been real lakes. The philosophy of this place is not really to show some specific fish species, it is rather to demonstrate the general ecology of freshwater biotopes. One of the most interesting ideas they've come up with is the juxtaposition of a 'blue' (clean) lake and a 'green' (algae infested) lake. The difference is striking when you see it like this. Apart from this there is a touching pool, night aquarium and a small experimental section mostly for kids. Outside there is an otter exhibit, though you have to be lucky to see the otters (they have a tendency to run away!).

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