Although not every clownfish is called Nemo, it is difficult to dispute that every single one of them is droll and fascinating. Did you know that clownfish are moving at most 4 m away from their sea anemone? This way they can hide from prey in case of danger nimbly between their poisonous tentacles. They themselves are immune to the venom. Only slightly longer than 4 meters is your way from the Gästehaus Centro to THE SEA LIFE Constance, where this is just one of the many interesting things to discover and experience there. Within a walking distance you can reach the adventure aquarium with over 30 pools, which are home to more than 3000 sea and lake dwellers.
Discover 1239 Kilometres in One Day
The vast majority of these originate from the underwater world of the Rhine and Lake Constance. If you step along the predetermined path at SEA LIFE, follow in the footsteps of the 1239km – river from its source in the Alps to its mouth into the North Sea. An acrylic tunnel stretching over 8 m is just one of the highlights of the trail. Just above your head, the whole world of the Red Sea unfolds in a 320,000-litre basin. As you pass, you can spot elegantly sliding turtles between menacing sharks and meandering turtles.
Public Feedings in the SEA LIFE Constance
Among the latter, SEA LIFE Konstanz contains two very special specimens: Amadeus and Clementine. They are green sea turtles – an endangered species. Why only among 100,000 animals exist worldwide quickly becomes clear when considering the German name of the animal species: soup turtle. What is being done to preserve this species of animal and why it is not predators but plastic bags that are the greatest threat to them, you can learn at the weekend in the public feeding of these two honorary inhabitants of the SEA LIFE Constance. At an additional cost and with reservation, an exclusive feeding is even possible, where you can discover your vegetarian meal plan on your own.
Floating Gentoos with distinctive Appearance
Along the way, you will soon hear the sounds of a gentoo as you approach the Antarctic basin. 10 of the slightly endangered gentoo penguins express their feelings here, especially during the daily feedings at 11 am and 3 pm. Unusual are not only their sounds, which in addition to mating calls are also an alarm noise for egg thieves, but also their appearance. A triangular, white spot above the eye clearly shows you the fastest swimmers among the penguins with over 30 km/h.
Feeding Up Close – Not Just for Kids!
You can also get in touch with the animals up close without exclusive feeding. The Contact Pool is open daily from 10 am. The fact that your children use the terms „watch” and „touch” interchangeably does not matter here, but it is even required! Here they are allowed to find out for themselves that an anemone does not necessarily feel like water, even if it is 99% made up of such, or that the arm of the starfish, should it fall off when it is felt, simply regrows. If you have also felt crabs and crayfish on your skin, you can confidently dedicate yourself again to looking only, e.g. in the neighbouring ray pool or the seahorse grotto, and enjoy the grace and aesthetics of these animals.
Discover Lake Constance at SEA LIFE Constance
Also fascinating to observe are the moon jellyfish in their tank, which depend on tides and currents, as they can only move themselves up and down. The Lake Constance Basin completes the visit to the SEA LIFE Constance perfectly, as it gives a deep impression of the native flora and fauna of the lake of 540 square kilometer in the border triangle and allows the visitor to take home a piece of Constance.
2 Admissions for the Price of One in THE SEA LIFE Constance
A visit to the SEA LIFE Constance will make you and your children marvel, wonder, dimples and laugh – and because we from the Gästehaus Centro believe that we should do all these 4 things more often, there are all the guests of the hotel 2 entrance fees for the SEA LIFE Constance for the price of one. Book your stay at the Gästehaus Centro now and plan your visit to SEA LIFE Constance! You will return to the Gästehaus Centro with a smile – partly because your children know now that not every clownfish is called Nemo. Author: Niklas Göke, 2014