A trip to Sea Life Munich Aquarium in Germany

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The Sea Life Munich Aquarium is a part of the ever-popular Sea Life chain of aquariums that you will find across the world. We have been to Sea Life in Melbourne, Porto, Portugal and now Munich, Germany. With SeaLife you know what you are going to get, a well laid out aquarium featuring as much sea life as they can fit in accompanied by information for both kids and adults. At the Munich, Aquarium you get just that. This may not be the most obvious of Munich tourist attractions bit its one worth a visit for families travelling.

the entry to Sea Life Munich its built into a hill
The entrance to Sea Life. Don’t forget you can book your skip the line tickets at the bottom of this page.

Sea Life Munich is easy to find at Olympic Park

We made our way to Olympic Park Munich on the ever popular Munich Grand Value Hop On Hop Off Tour. Olympic Park is also home to the Olympic Tower which at 292 meters provides a great view of the Munich and the Olympic Stadium which you can also do a tour of.  This tour takes you all the relevant major sights around Munich. See more about the hop on hop off tour HERE.

We caught the Hop On Hop Off Bus at München Hauptbahnhof train station which was only a few hundred meters from where we were staying.


Where do we stay in Munich?

We stayed at Meininger Munich City Centre. Meininger Munich featured family rooms, games room, bar, chill out area with free wifi. All the things to do in Munich were readily assessable from this great accommodation choice. Meininger was close to a train connection to the airport. The city centre was a 10-minute walk away. talk about convenient or what! 

The latest prices and availability at Meininger Munich City Centre can be found here



Sharks swimming around at tank at the Munich aquarium
The shark tank at Sea Life Centre Munich

a small fish swimming around aquarium Munich
There are plenty of tropical fish on display at Sea Life München

Now back to Sea Life Munich, The Munich Aquarium is located in like a bunker underground or at the least a building built into a mound. Sea Life lets you escape into an interesting underwater world. At Sealife Munchen you will see more than 4000 animals from rivers, lakes and oceans. The aquarium houses these 4000 species in 33 display tanks and ponds. Both our girls loved the touch pool where they could see sea urchins and starfish. They also paused to watch the stingrays being fed.

A special feature is a journey along the River Isar. The Isar River plays an important part in Munich for families in summer and river surfers all year around. You will get to see the river from its spring in Karwedel up till where it meets the Black Sea. This showcases the different species and ecosystems along the Isar.

A nasty looking alligator
An alligator patrolling the aquarium

Sealife Munchen aquarium features the largest collection of sharks in Germany and a giant sea turtle named Gonzales. Our girls particularly enjoyed the fact that kids were given a collect a stamp booklet. The kids had to read the information at different stations throughout the Aquarium and were able to get a stamp at each station showing they had been there.

It was also great that the information was also in English. At the end of the tour both the girls had completed their booklet and received a medal at the desk on the way out. Sea Life Aquarium München had a fully stocked gift shop on the way out. We bought a fridge magnet to add to our ever-expanding collection.

Marley from Wyld Family Travel standing in from of a tank at sealife
Marley and the fish

Feeding time at Munich Aquarium:

Make sure you don’t miss out on seeing the species of Munich Sea Life getting feed. Its a great experience for kids and adults. It. Sea Life Munich has a number of sessions daily where they feed different species.

  • The Feeding of the Sharks and Green Sea turtle
    • Watch the divers feed the sea turtle and The Blacktip Reef sharks. Meet Gonzales, the only Green Sea Turtle in Bavaria. Gonzales is one of the superstars of the aquarium.
  • Sturgeons feeding
    •  Experience the different inhabitants at close range from the Danube Delta. Learn about the species from our Sea Life staff during feeding time.
  • Ray Feeding
    • In the  Mediterranean area of the Munich Aquarium, you will see several different types of Ray being fed every 15 minutes daily.. Learn more about the different types of rays and what a ray eats.



Skip the line tickets – Sealife Munich

We recommend you take 1-1.5 hours to see Sealife Munich. You can book your skip the line tickets to Munich Sealife and see the 4,500 creatures and 33 displays. You can make a day of it at Olympic Park after visiting the Munich Aquarium. BMW Welt and the BMW museum are close by. You can tour the Munich Olympic stadium and take a trip up the Munich Tv Tower. There are many Munich attractions in the one area.

Just click HERE for latest prices and booking for your SeaLife visit


Sea Life Munich Opening Hours:
  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00*
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00*
  • Public holidays/holidays:
    Daily: 10:00 – 18:00*
    1.1.-5.1. | 12.2.-16.2. | 21.5.-1.6. |
    30.7.-10.9. | 30.9.-3.10. | 29.10.-2.11. | 23.12.-30.12. )
    11th January: 10:00 – 16:00*
    24th December: closed
    31st December & 1st January: 10:00 – 17:00
    *Last entry 1 hour before closing.

Great family activities in Munich that you can book here. Just click the highlighted text!

Getting to Munich:

  • Munich is the second biggest city in Germany.
  • Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß is 28.5 kilometres from the city centre.
  • Munich is serviced by many international airlines and budget carriers. For cheap flights from with Europe check Veuling, EasyJet and Eurowings. You can check the prices of international flights to Germany with cheapOair. Domestic flights can be booked with Expedia 
  • By February of 2017 Flughafen München, Franz Josef Strauß features flights to 248 destinations, making it the airport with the fifth-most destinations worldwide.
  •  The S1 and S8 S-Bahn lines connect the airport with the centre of Munich, with departures every 10 minutes. The airport is also easy and convenient to reach by bus from the Munich city centre
  • Many international trains and buses service Munich terminating at Munich’s Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
  • You can book an airport transfer with Suntransfers who we have personally used on many occasions.
  • You can book a rental car with AutoEurope and have it waiting for you at Munich Airport.

Getting around Munich:

  • Munich has an extensive public transportation system. It consists of a network of underground (U-Bahn), suburban trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses. … Tickets can be purchased at the blue vending machines, found at U- and S-Bahn-stations, at many tram and bus stops and newspaper kiosks.
  • There are different types of tickets: Single Tickets (called “Einzelfahrkarte”), Stripe Tickets (called “Streifenkarte”) and Day Tickets (called “Tageskarte”).
  • Before first embarking, the ticket must be validated – insert the ticket into the small stamping machines posted at the entrances to U- and S-Bahn tracks or on trams and buses. It’s a € 60 fine if you are caught riding without a valid ticket.
  • The Munich City Tour Card allows free use of public transport, plus discount and free admission to some of the best Munich sights. More information and booking click here
  • Another alternative for tourists is to buy a pass for the Munich Hop on hop off bus which takes you to all the sites in the city. Click here for further information and prices.

Where to stay when visiting Sealife Munich:

  • Munich has accommodation options for every budget from Hostels, to apartments and hotels rooms.
  • Hostels in Munich can start from as little as 20 euro’s a night for a shared dorm room.
  • You can search Airbnb for their Munich accommodation offerings. If you have never used Airbnb before get yourself $50 credit by signing and booking a stay right HERE.
  • Hotels in Melbourne generally start from around $100 a night for a double room and increase incrementally as the luxury rating rises towards 5 stars. Google states that 3-star averaging $144, 5-star averaging $469 for a night stay.
  • You can compare and book your stay on Agoda, Hotels.comHotels Combined and Priceline

( All coloured text in the Getting to Munich, Getting around Munich and Where to stay in Munich links to the pages mentioned for your information and booking convenience. We at Wyld Family Travel will make a small commission from any bookings you make. This money goes into maintaining our website. )


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5 thoughts on “A trip to Sea Life Munich Aquarium in Germany”

  1. I love all marine life displays! That octopus looks pretty amazing up close! I think it would be a great day, with or without kids

  2. I’m always really sceptical of places like sea life centres that feature large animals like sharks. Did they seem well tended to you? You mention ‘as much sea life as they can fit’ – I hope not to the detriment to the animals’ welfare…did you get the feeling that all was well looked after?
    I LOVE nature and sea life places, and I found the Porto one stunning. Nice that you’ve been there too.

  3. What a great place for family fun! So much to see that you can easily spend a few hours there! Love how easy it is to get to too!

  4. This looks like great fun, and educational too! I used to love investigating pools on the beaches when I was a kid, this takes me back 🙂


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