Directly on the Baltic Sea, Germany's first Sea Life can be found: Sea Life Timmendorfer Strand. With an area of 1,500 square meters and over 38 creatively designed aquariums, you not only gain insights into the diversity of native fish but also into far-off tropical waters.
The journey begins in the middle of the rainforest. Among tropical plants, you can discover fascinating jungle inhabitants, including a boa, piranhas, and otters. Next, you'll reach the harbor basins, where cod, rays, flatfish, and cat sharks live. You can even admire the aquariums in this area from above.
The tour continues through the coasts of Europe and the seagrass meadow. Here, you'll find moray eels, sea spiders, dragonfish, lobsters, and an octopus. The seagrass meadow is home to seahorses and a colorful mix of exotic fish.
In the rock grotto, visitors can marvel at wolf fish, American lobsters, lionfish, and trunkfish. The next stop is the ray bay, where you'll encounter thornback rays and cat sharks native to the North Sea and the North Atlantic.
Finally, you'll get a glimpse of the tropical ocean, a particularly impressive part of Sea Life Timmendorfer Strand. The eight-meter-long transparent underwater tunnel offers a view of colorful fish species, blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, and even a beautiful green sea turtle.
Sea Life Timmendorfer Strand provides visitors with an interactive experience area. Here, you'll find numerous interactive attractions. You have the opportunity to explore the world of animals under the microscope, discover fluorescent animals in black light, and get up close to some of the marine creatures in the touch pool.
A special experience is the backstage tour of Sea Life Timmendorfer Strand. Here, you have the unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes of the aquarium. You'll learn more about the technology and care of marine inhabitants, interact with dedicated animal caregivers, and even have the chance to feed the green sea turtle, Speedy.
Getting Married at Sea Life
Sea Life Timmendorfer Strand also offers an extraordinary wedding venue. The underwater ceremony takes place in the popular tropical tunnel, surrounded by sharks, colorful fish, and sea turtles.
How to get there
By car: Sea Life is located directly on the beach promenade and is well signposted. If you are coming from the A1 motorway, take the exit "Timmendorfer Strand" and then simply follow the signs to Sea Life. Ample parking is available on-site.
By train: Timmendorfer Strand is well-connected to the railway network. The nearest train station is "Timmendorfer Strand Bahnhof." From there, you can either walk or take a taxi or public transportation to Sea Life.
By public transportation: There are also bus connections that lead to Sea Life. The bus station "Timmendorfer Platz" is located near Sea Life and is only a few minutes' walk away.