Sylt Aquarium, Sylt

3.5
#6 of 18 in Zoos & Aquariums in Schleswig-Holstein
Opened in 2004, Sylt Aquarium shelters and displays fish from the North Sea, as well as several species of tropical fish whose native habitats are in the coral reefs. Located in the island's biggest city, the aquarium gets all its water via direct pipeline from the North Sea. A small aquarium with big exhibits, the site includes large saltwater pools, which together hold about 2,000 fish. Be sure to walk through the aquarium's main attraction, a glass tunnel allowing visitors to walk right under one of its biggest tanks. Shows are available daily at the feeding tank, and you can watch from the venue's mini-auditorium. An on-site restaurant will help you tame munchies during your visit. A visit to Sylt Aquarium represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Westerland trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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3.8
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  • August 6, 2017
    A pleasant day! Great animals to sehen...hatte me maybe something expecting more children were but excited
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  • August 4, 2017
    This is a charming little aquarium that can be visited in around 20-30 minutes. The exhibition of the local fish was very well set and educational. There is a family-friendly restaurant on site and du...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    For EUR 35.50 for the family and the modest size of just ok. If you let time, even perhaps is in 30-35 minutes. If you really read everything, perhaps in 45 minutes. Rather what for smaller children - perhaps up to 8 years.
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  • This is a nice aquarium and it's put in really nice surroundings.
  • An enjoyable 1 hour out of the bad weather. It's not the biggest aquarium in the world, but then you wouldn't expect it to be. They had a good variety of North Sea fish such as skates, rays, Pollock, dogfish and so forth. Plus a tropical section and then a few sharks about 1.5metres long and some massive stingrays, some evil looking moray eels - all which you can see very well via the obligatory glass walk-through tunnel. Only negative for me, an Englishman, was the lack of any English translations on the fauna descriptions. But my 6 year old nephew and 3 year old niece would have loved it, indeed there were plenty of kids around us enjoying themselves.
  • We were in the restaurant Aldente. Really good food, normal prices and nice service.
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  • The Aquarium is well worth seeing. The restaurant is in order. Dog-friendly. Ordinary menu.
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  • I know just the restaurant. That's very good.
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