The Blue Planet National Aquarium
DEN BLÅ PLANET, KASTRUP
Den Blå Planet (The Blue Planet) is a brand new national aquarium in the Copenhagen suburb of Kastrup, just opposite Copenhagen Airport next to the sea and the Öresund strait. It opened in March 2013. It has a striking architecture, designed by the Danish architect firm 3XN and resembles a whirlpool from above. It was relocated from the old aquarium in Charlottenlund. Among the attractions there is a rain forest, and a tunnel in glass right through one of the tanks. The aquarium has 20 000 animals, 53 aquariums and over 7 million litres of water, including a tank for sharks and rays.