SEA LIFE® Oberhausen
SEA LIFE®Oberhausen is a family-friendly aquarium that is also home to the largest shark nursery in Germany. Visit a variety of animals, from otters to sharks to turtles, and learn about their habitats and behavior behavior with animal feedings and expert talks.
SEA LIFE Oberhausen features a number of exhibits, from a swarm ring to a recreated tropical ocean. The shark nursery is a big hit here, and there's a tunnel that runs through it so that visitors can see the powerful creatures from below. You can also watch the staff feed a variety of animals, from otters to tropical fish, and go to a diving station to learn about the resident sharks.
Things to Know Before You Go
SEA LIFE Oberhausen is popular with families.
Pre-book online for discounts.
On-site facilities include a cafe, a gift shop, and a play area for kids.
The aquarium is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
SEA LIFE Oberhausen is about a 40-minute drive north of Dusseldorf on the A3 or around 40 minutes west of Dortmund. Oberhausen is also well-connected to the rest of Germany by train. From the railway station, take a local bus to the Neu Mitte stop, which is about a seven-minute walk from SEA LIFE.
When to Get There
SEA LIFE Oberhausen is open 364 days a year, with reduced hours during public holidays. It is closed on Christmas Eve. The aquarium is busiest on weekends and during school vacations; arrive early to beat the words crowds.
The Best of Oberhausen
There’s lots to see and do in Oberhausen, and many attractions are within walking distance of SEA LIFE. Highlights include the Gasometer, an exhibition space housed in a former gas tank, and AQUApark, an outdoor waterpark with slides and sunbathing areas. One of the most popular attractions in town is the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, which features a mix of rides and educational activities. If you wish to visit SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND, purchase a combination ticket.
- LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Oberhausen
- Museum Kunstpalast
- St. Lambertus Cathedral
- King's Alley (Konigsallee)
- Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf)
- Dusseldorf Old Town (Altstadt)
- Rhine River Promenade (Rheinuferpromenade)
- North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament (Landtag)
- Rhine Tower (Rheinturm)
- Media Harbor (MedienHafen)
- Benrath Palace (Schloss Benrath)
- Alpenpark Neuss
- Hombroich Museum Island (Museum Insel Hombroich)