Sylt Aquarium, Sylt

3.6
#4 of 6 in Parks in North Friesian Islands
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. Make Sylt Aquarium a centerpiece of your Westerland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Westerland online trip builder .
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  • A pleasant day! Great animals to sehen...hatte me maybe something expecting more children were but excited
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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • A nice place to visit in sylt. Not so big but good with varities of aquarium fish. The most attarctive is the one big tank with giants in it
  • I had a good time and liked it's old-school charm. Nothing interactive or snazzy, but it was great fun seeing local and foreign sea creatures. We were done in 45 minutes and 13€ per person is quite steep, but I enjoyed this a lot.
  • 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.
  • Beautifully built with the drawings and pool (especially the variety). Negative we were partial to small pools (considering the amount of fish), partially missing information about the fish in the pool and there were also lots of injured fish (animal carer on board). Length of stay was no more than an hour (except time). To bridge the gap in the rain all right, if you like the price.
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