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Danmarks Akvarium (Denmark's Aquarium)

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Danmarks Akvarium (Denmark's Aquarium)

Address Kavalergaarden 1
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Open: Week 7 to 42: all days 10-18 Week 43 to 6: weekdays 10-16, weekends 10-17
Prices: Adult:. 60 DKK, child: 30 DKK, retired: 45 DKK Free entrance with the Copenhagen Card
Area:
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This review submitted by NIELS JOHS LEGARTH IVERSEN,
September 2000

Danmarks Akvarium in Charlottenlund north of Copenhagen is the largest and oldest danish aquarium. It was established in 1939 on the initiative of among others Knud Højgaard. There are presently around 70 aquaria with close to 250 species (at least that's the official number), containing around 1 million liters of water. In the old section there are 4 bays with each a specific theme, some tropical, others temperate, some salt water, others fresh water. This part af the establishment is dark and strictly functional, maybe a bit too Spartan for some tastes (though the content of the tanks is quite OK). In contrast there is a newer hexagonal section, which is light and airy. In this part of the institution you will find old sea turtles and big Amazonian fish and other space demanding animals swimming around. There is a large aquarium full of piranhas, and with a little luck you may see the keeper stand in this tank with the piranhas swimming around his legs while he cleans it up. As long as he has no bleeding wounds he is likely to escape unscathed from this (at least that's what they told him...) .The aquaria in the old section are smaller, but packed with life. You will find all the essential coral reef fish, sea sponges, lobsters, light emitting deepwater fish plus the famous electric eel complete with its own sound system here. In the room between the sections you find some pedagogical displays. Close to 200.000 persons visit the Aquarium each year (take bus 6 or S-train to Charlottenlund). Some people want a new Aquarium to be build closer to the Centre of Copenhagen, maybe in the hope that it will attract more customers, but so far nothing concrete has come out of these plans, and in a way it would be a pity if it had to leave the park-like surroundings of Charlottenlund.

 

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