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Bergen Aquarium

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Bergen is a city located on the West coast of Norway and was once its ancient capital. The Aquarium offers a delightful view over the port of Bergen.

Despite the fact that the aquarium was planned to be inaugurated in 1950 work wasn't begun until 1957 after planning and funding delays. Bergen Aquarium was opened on 27 August 1960. At that time it was Northern Europe's largest and most modern aquarium. Hans Chr Gaserud and Helge Simers were the architects. It was financed by a fundraiser in Bergen. The purpose was to show visitors a representative sample of Norwegian marine fauna. The institution also has a teaching and research center.

In order to provide natural living conditions the aquarium has a large fresh water department in addition to the saltwater aquarium, tropical freshwater and saltwater tropical. The aquarium can be divided into two areas, an outside area and an indoor area on three levels with more than 70 aquariums. Bergen Aquarium gathers together more than 300 species, making it one of the largest collections of North Sea fish. A tropical section was also built here with land plants and area where visitors can find crocodiles, snakes, various lizards, turtles and other exotic animals.
One important feature of the aquarium is that it has a theater where 3D movies are played. In the same room there is an ideograph that provides classic movies like Bergen Aquarium, Bergen and the Norwegian coast.
In order to reach the Bergen Aquarium, from May 1st to September 30th the boat "Vagen" leaves the Fish Market every 15 minutes. By land, visitors can come to the Aquarium by Bus No. 11 from the city center which stops outside the Aquarium main gate. The service runs all year round.
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Nearby Attractions and Landmarks:

Arenum Exhibition Centre
Bergen Airport
Bergen Aquarium
Bergen Fish Market
Bergen Kunstmuseum
Bergen Maritime Museum
Bergen's Tourist Information Centre
Brann Stadion
Bryggens Museum
Den Nationale Scene
Fantoft Stave Church
Grieg Hall
Hanseatic Assembly Rooms
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Old Bergen Museum
Rosenkrantztårnet and Håkonshallen
St John's Church
The Maria Church
The Natural History Collections
University of Bergen