Who's swimming with us in the sea?

Ostseestation Travemünde

Baltic Sea aquarium and maritime museum

Who would have thought it. Pipefish, jellyfish, shrimp, gurnard and lumpfish – they all live in the Baltic Sea and keep us company, so to speak, when we go swimming in summer. In the Ostseestation Travemünde on Priwall, you can find out everything about domestic creatures of the sea and the fascinating underwater world of the Baltic Sea, but also more about the fragile eco system in the Baltic Sea, the preservation of which we can and should all contribute to through careful, responsible behaviour. The exhibition is open all year round.

What can I experience in the Ostseestation?

Marine biologist Thorsten Walter turned his dream into reality here, establishing aquaria with domestic sea creatures and a small maritime museum. You’re allowed not just to look but also to touch and feed the voracious flatfish on a roughly one-hour, interactive guided tour, and of course ask as many questions as you like. Why are plaice flat? Can jellyfish hear? Are weevers dangerous? Do catsharks have nine lives? Here you are guaranteed to receive an answer. Often there’s also a chance to explore the fascinating world of plankton and other creatures through a microscope or join in an excursion with a net in the Passat harbour. Great!

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.

Jaques-Yves Cousteau

For whom is the Ostseestation an interesting experience?

All nature-lovers immediately feel at their ease in the Ostseestation on Priwall. Surrounded by the fauna and flora of the Baltic Sea, a guided tour through the exhibition is a wonderful experience, particularly for groups, families, pre-school groups, schools or company outings. Because here marine life is vividly explained with much love, expert knowledge and no showmanship. Excursions with nets or microscopy courses for young and old are offered as a special highlight. Or how about holding your next birthday celebration in the Ostseestation? But events such as seminars, receptions and workshops are also given an unusual setting here in the seminar or reception room with a view onto the harbour – also with an exclusive guided tour of the station, on request.

Incidentally: The Ostseestation is barrier-free and thus easily accessible for wheelchair users and prams.

Thorsten Walter

Why is the plaice flat?

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