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Sea Life Aquarium
Vacation Travel Guide

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a break from the historic sights of Munich with a visit to the city’s famous underwater world.

Munich’s Sea Life Aquarium is located within the Olympia Park, a huge complex that was constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games. Opened in 2006, the aquarium now holds more than 4,500 animals in 33 different displays. Visitors can follow the journey of a single drop of water as it makes its way from Munich’s own River Isar to the Danube, and then the Black Sea and beyond. The Sea Life collection ranges over all of these habitats.

Get your hands wet in the interactive rock pool. Here you can touch a number of aquatic creatures, including starfish and sea anemones, and listen to a talk that explains these interesting animals. Another big hit with visitors is feeding time at the Sea Life Aquarium. Take your place to see the green sea turtle Gonzales, a crowd favorite, enjoying a meal. With more than 20 different shark species, the exhibit called Mission Shark has the largest variety of sharks in a German aquarium.

Sea Life is committed to a number of conservation projects, with a particular focus on the preservation of the sea horse. None of the sea horses on display are taken from the natural environment; instead, nine different species are being bred at Sea Life. Make sure to see these beautiful, delicate creatures on display. Sea Life also offers a backstage look at the operation of an aquarium, with a tour that addresses elements such as the quarantine station, the wave machine and filters. This 90-minute tour is expensive, and you will need to make a reservation, but it certainly is a unique opportunity to watch an aquarium in action.

The Sea Life Aquarium is open every day, with closing times that vary throughout the year. It is completely accessible for strollers and wheelchairs, and the nearest U-Bahn (subway) stop is 10 minutes away at Olympiazentrum. Parking is available at a fee.

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Hotel Nymphenburg City
Hotel Nymphenburg City
3 out of 5
Nymphenburger Str. 141, Munich, BY
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Neuhausen - Nymphenburg, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park and Residenz. Marienplatz and Hofbrauhaus are also within ...

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Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark
Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark
3 out of 5
Helene-Mayer-Ring 12, Munich, BY
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Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich
Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich
4.5 out of 5
Moosacher Strasse 90, Munich, BY
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The price is CA $100 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13

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Hotel Nymphenburg City
Hotel Nymphenburg City
3 out of 5
Nymphenburger Str. 141, Munich, BY
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
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Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark
Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark
3 out of 5
Helene-Mayer-Ring 12, Munich, BY
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Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich
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4.5 out of 5
Moosacher Strasse 90, Munich, BY
The price is CA $100 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
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Hotel Vitalis by AMEDIA
Hotel Vitalis by AMEDIA
4 out of 5
Kathi-Kobus-Str. 20-22, Munich, BY
The price is CA $88 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
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centerroom Muenchen City
centerroom Muenchen City
3.5 out of 5
Zwillingstraße 1, Munich, Bayern
The price is CA $89 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
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H2 Hotel München Olympiapark
H2 Hotel München Olympiapark
3 out of 5
Moosacher Str. 82, Munich, BY
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
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Motel One München-Olympia Gate
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3 out of 5
Petra-Kelly-Straße 4, Munich
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THE SPOT - Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
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