The Blue Planet – National Aquarium Denmark
The aptly named The Blue Planet, Den Blå Planet in Danish, is the not just the national aquarium of Denmark, it is in fact the largest in Northern Europe. It is a great way so spend time in Copenhagen and offers a fun-filled and unforgettable experience for the whole family. Meet hammerhead sharks in the Ocean Tank as they swim alongside rays and moray ells in 4 million litres of sea water. Be drawn in by the colourful display of coral reef fish as they bring the vibrant sea bed to life. Back on dry land walk through the Amazonas as several species of butterflies and birds fly all around you.
A Packed Schedule of Talks
Children and adults alike are mesmerised by walking through the underwater tunnels which encapsulate you drawing you into the ocean world. Each day contains a filled schedule of talks and shows. This is definitely the best way to learn about all the curious inhabitants. Stand back amazed at the piranhas feeding frenzy or watching the largest residents, the hammerhead sharks, as they are fed. Experience the hidden coral reef residents burst into life as they realise it is dinner time and learning about the many species of birds whilst the keepers get close to them. The aquarium is both entertaining and educational.
Now for some facts
In total, over 20,000 fish and animals can be found lurking in every corner of the aquarium, a total of 450 different and exotic species. The building contains over 50 aquariums, tanks and other habitats for the residents. The largest tank holds up to 7 million litres of water.
The external façade of this Copenhagen aquarium is an attraction in itself. The contemporary vortex inspired exterior offers a unique spiral design covered with diamond-shaped aluminium plates. Internally the building has been made as sustainably as possible and energy consumption is reduced where possible.
Getting to The Blue Planet
Located in Copenhagen’s Kastrup suburb, near the airport, access is easy whether you are travelling by car, bus or bike. It is also conveniently located next to Kastrup metro station. From the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen reaching the aquarium is simple and helpful hotel staff will point you in the right direction. Make sure you don’t miss out the opportunity to watch this underwater world come to life.