The Blue Planet
The National Aquarium Denmark
, Den Blå Planet
, is the largest in Northern Europe, and home to thousands of fish and aquatic creatures. The attraction is divided into 8 parts with a total of 50 individual aquariums to capture your attention as you go around.
The aquarium is made up of three main areas. The million liter aquarium, the Ocean Tank, features an underwater tunnel so you can experience a walk through the middle of the sea as hammerhead sharks, rays and moray eels swim around you. Meet leafy sea dragons, clown fish and other colorful marine life at the Coral Reef. In the Amazon tropical rainforest exhibit, encounter wildlife above and below the water’s surface, including butterflies, birds, anacondas and the largest horde of piranhas in Europe. The most recent residents to call the aquarium home are the mischievous sea otters. Plan your visit so that you don’t miss a chance to get up close to your favorites during daily feeding times.
The aquarium is one of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings. It is designed to make you feel like you are under water, from its location facing the Øresund Strait, to its reflective pools bordering the building to its impressive roof and structure, replicating a whirlpool vortex. This is innovative design at its best and the exterior is just as impressive as the interior.
The Blue Planet Aquarium is one of the city’s top family attractions and is as much a hit with the adults as it is with the kids. The Aquarium is located near Kastrup and it takes less than 15 minutes to reach by public transport from the Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport Hotel. To see this and other sights in the city, purchase a Copenhagen Card
which entitles you to free entry to the aquarium and many other museums as well as free public transport around the city.