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Löbbecke museum and Aquazoo in Düsseldorf

March 18th, 2018

fossile Schnecken

fossile snail from Devon. Unmatched success story for more than 350 million years.

großes Süßwaseraquarium im Löbbecke-Museum

Two views of the big freshwater aquarium. The upper picture is from January 2011, the lower one from March 2018. It will be some time before large, dense plant populations have formed again.

longspine snipefish


Squalius cephalusis an european species of freshwater fish in the carp family.

The Lobbecke Museum is a natukundemuseum and aquarium. During the tour through the themed rooms one follows the history of the living beings of the origin of the first single-celled organisms in the water, the propagation in the sea, the conquest of fresh water to the settlement of all habitats on land.
At the heart of the exhibition are various large and small aquariums in which fish and invertebrates can be seen in fresh and sea water. After 4 years of reconstruction, the Löbbecke Museum reopened in September 2017. The technical equipment was modernized, the exhibition itself follows after the renovation the original concept.
Covering an area of 6,800 square meters, around 540 species live in a tropical hall, 63 terrariums and 80 aquariums with a total volume of 613,000 liters of water. The largest aquarium is the "Anton Lendle Reef". In the 245,000-liter reef aquarium swim black-tip reef sharks and rays. In the case of this tank, the seams had become leaky during refilling in May 2017, so that the 250,000 liters of water already filled in had to be pumped out again and again by the fire brigade ( WZ-Artel reopening ). < br> The two semi-circular basins, each with a capacity of 18,000 liters, are also impressive. In the one tropical freshwater fish can be seen and in the other a tropical coral reef. The two huge pools look a bit empty, because after the refurbishment, the plant stands and corals have not grown as lush as we know them from previous visits In smaller aquariums can be seen, among other things, shooter fish, butterfly fish and ruddles. Also, some native species such as the D & ouml; Bel you get to face once In addition to the fish, the Aquazo also includes insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles, penguins and some mammals (eg dwarf choughs and nudibranchs) In addition to living animals, enlarged models illustrate the properties and structure of organisms and organs. Each area is dedicated to a topic such as "food acquisition", "space and swarm behavior" or "on-land mobility". Caimans and butterflies live in the centrally located tropical hall.
A visit to the Lübbecke Museum is well worth it for adults and children of all ages. The tour of the exhibition takes about two to three hours. Who can should choose a time when the museum is not so well attended.