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Best year ever for Øresund Aquarium

More paying visitors to the University of Copenhagen's sea-water aquarium in 2012, than in any other year since its creation in 1973

2012 was the best year ever in terms of paying visitors to the Øresund Aquarium.

The aquarium, a part of University of Copenhagen, is a sea-water aquarium in Helsingør, 45 minutes on the coast train from Copenhagen, right next to the sound Øresund, which separates Denmark from Sweden.

In 2012, more than 50,000 people visited the aquarium.

Smallest, but cosiest

The aquarium underwent a major renovation in 2006 – the biggest innovation since its opening in 1973 – equipping it with state-of-the-art water filtration systems, giving it the distinction of having the cleanest water in Denmark.

It is open from 10-16 on weekdays and 10-17 on weekends. Students of biology and bioinformatics, as well as University of Copenhagen staff, gain free entrance. More information available on their website (in Danish) where the aquarium calls itself Denmark’s ‘smallest, but cosiest’ aquarium.

See pictures of the aquatic life living in the aquarium below. Photos by Kristian Vedel Christiansen, Birgit Thorell, and Tania L. Lykkegaard.

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