City: Stralsund

Country: Germany

State: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Opend 2008


Species 144

The German museum of fishery shows a display of the history of fishery in Germany through its 4 branches. In this house you meet the world of the oceans, in many ways it's Germanys most modern Aquarium building.

Last visit 2011

Hafenstraße 11
D 18439 Stralsund


Phone: 03831-2650-610




Open minimum 10am-7pm, closed  24th december 




For Ozeaneum

  • Adult 17,- Euro
  • Child 8,- Euro
  • Taking photos 1,- Euro

For Deutsches Meeresmuseum (Closed for renovation) and Ozeaneum 

  • Adult 23,- Euro
  • Child 12,- Euro
  • Taking photos included

Anual card 

For Ozeaneum

  • Adult 43,- Euro
  • Child 19,- Euro
For all four branches
  • Adult 79,- Euro
  • Child 39,- Euro

  • 1251 Foundation of the Dominican Monastery St. Katharinen in Stralsund
  • 1317 Completion of the "Katharinen"-hall
  • 1560-1944 Usage of the monastery complex as orphanage, grammar school, arsenal and storehouse
  • 24th June 1951 Opening of the nature museum, which was founded by Prof. Dr. Otto Dibbelt. The small museum already displayed terrariums, local amphibians and reptiles and aquaria with bodden and Baltic Sea animals. It is the beginning of the German Oceanographic Museum.
  • 1957 Initiation of a complete rearrangement and enlargement of the nature museum. The "Meereskundemuseum" is founded and the first sea aquarium is constructed.
  • 1965 The first exhibition about marine sciences is built up.
  • 1974 The museum is now called "Meeresmuseum – Museum for oceanography and fishery" and hosts large exhibitions of marine sciences, marine biology and fishery as well as the first sea aquaria.
  • 1991 The now called NATUREUM is founded as the first branch of the Meeresmuseum.
  • 1992 Opening of another room with 15 sea aquaria with different biological themes, like poisonous sea animals, coral reef, brooding behavior, living fossils, symbiosis, as well as one contact basin, where crabs can be "petted".
  • 1993-94 Establishment of the Foundation "Deutsches Meeresmuseum". First donor is the Hanseatic Town of Stralsund, second donor the booster club.
  • 1994 Opening of the Hermann-Burmeister-Memorial in the reconstructed Burmeister house (Mönchstr. 45). The house hosts the scientific library as well as rooms and laboratories for the scientists of the Meeresmuseum.
  • 1996-98 Restoration and reconstruction of the "Katharinen"-hall, the roof and the aquaria cellar.
  • 1st June 1999 Opening of the new branch NAUTINEUM Dänholm
  • 30th January 2004 Opening of the 350,000 liter basin for the sea turtles and the museum bistro
  • 11th July 2008 Opening of the OZEANEUM with Chancellor Angela Merkel. One day later it is opened for the public.
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After paying the entrance fee we first take a look at the oceans of the world, an exhibition about the biological diversity of the oceans. The next floor is about the baltic sea and its creatures. First in the third area we meet livinng animals, all from the Baltic Sea. Among others you meet the moon jelly and the European Sea Sturgeon. The next floor shows how man is using the oceans and how we learn more and more about this almost unknown area of the planet. Following are aquariums with fish from the Northern Sea and the northern Atlantic Ocean. Here we meet species like the Europes seabass and the Wolffish. Heading foor the roof we have the children area as well as the Hunboldt Penguins. The last exhibition is about the giants of the oceans.

DE: Dieses vielleichte modernste Aquarium zeigt uns die welt der Nord- und Ostsee, mit einem Ausflug in den Atlantischen Ozean und bei den Humboldt Pinguinen

DK: Dette akvarie, der muligvis er tysklands mest moderne, viser os hvad der sker i nord- og østersøen. Ligeledes tager vi en afstikker til det nordlige atlanterhav og besøger en koloni humboldtpingviner
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