Press Release

World’s largest cylindrical aquarium in Berlin to be modernised

  • Upgrading work on AquaDom in DomAquarée begins in October
  • AquaDom will reopen in Q2 2020

Berlin, 4 October 2019 – After more than 15 years of operation, AquaDom, which is the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium and part of the DomAquarée complex in Berlin-Mitte, is to be refurbished and modernised. The upgrading work is due to start in October 2019, with reopening scheduled for the second quarter of 2020. During the refurbishment period, the waterproof seal on the plinth will be replaced and an additional seal fitted. Extensive maintenance work will also be performed on the glass lift system. The elevator is installed in the centre of the aquarium and transports visitors through the AquaDom’s underwater world.

For the upgrading work to be carried out, the water will need to be drained completely from the huge tank. The AquaDom’s fish will be moved temporarily to aquariums in the basement of DomAquarée which are operated by the Berliner Gesellschaft für Großaquarien (BGG). The basement contains a breeding and care facility for the fish that is also used during normal operation of the AquaDom. Extra aquariums have been added to this facility for the period of the refurbishment work. Expert biologists and aquarists will provide support throughout the entire process.

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DomAquarée press contact


Thomas Rücker
Tel. +49 151 27607648


About the DomAquarée CityQuartier complex

The DomAquarée CityQuartier complex opened on 11 May 2004 in one of Berlin-Mitte’s most central locations: opposite Berlin Cathedral and close to the Museum Island and Alexanderplatz. The ensemble was built to plans by architect nps tchoban voss GbR and is part of an open-ended real estate fund portfolio managed by Union Investment. It offers total space of 71,428 sq m. In addition to hotel, office and residential space, the complex also boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants and tourist experiences. A particular highlight is the AquaDom – the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium, containing nearly 1,500 tropical fish. The Radisson Blu hotel, the Berlin Sea Life Centre and the GDR Museum also attract visitors from the wider region and beyond.

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