SEA LIFE® Munich
The small SEA LIFE® center is easy to explore in an hour or two, with highlights including the 400,000-liter ocean aquarium and a 10-meter-long glass-walled viewing tunnel. Look out for blacktip reef sharks, manta rays, and clownfish; learn about the natural ecosystems of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Danube, and the River Isar; and meet the aquarium mascot, Gonzales, Bavaria’s only green sea turtle. For a more in-depth experience, watch the feeding of the sharks, rays, or sturgeons; or head to the touch pools, where you can interact with smaller sea creatures such as starfish, anemone, and crabs under the supervision of staff.
Things to know before you go
*SEA LIFE® Munich is a fun attraction for families, with interactive activities suitable for younger kids. *Book tickets in advance for the best price. Express tickets are a good idea if you’re visiting on a weekend or during school holidays, allowing you to skip the long lines. *SEA LIFE® Munich is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How to get there
SEA LIFE® Munich is located in Munich’s Olympic Park, about 4.5 miles (seven kilometers) north of downtown Munich. Take the U-Bahn to Olympiazentrum (line U3), from where it’s an about 10-minute walk through the Olympic Park, or Tram 27 to Petuelring, about a five-minute walk away. Parking is available in the Olympic Park within a few minutes’ walk of the SEA LIFE® center.
When to get there
SEA LIFE® Munich is open daily and the last entrance is one hour before closing. Arrive early to beat the crowds, especially on weekends, or time your visit to watch the feeding or diving demonstrations, which are held at select times and days—see the website for the full schedule.
- BMW Museum
- Olympic Tower
- Old Pinakothek (Alte Pinakothek)
- King's Square (Königsplatz)
- New Pinakothek (Neue Pinakothek)
- English Garden (Englischer Garten)
- Field Marshals' Hall (Feldherrnhalle)
- House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst)
- Munich Residence (Residenz München)
- Eisbach Wave (Eisbachwelle)
- Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper)