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daily from 10 am to 18 pm
In May 2008 the new Ostsee Info-Center (Baltic Sea Information Centre) in Eckernförde opened ist doors directly at the sea.
Before entering the centre, one hardly anticipates the abundance of topics presented here. Three aquariums show the underwater world of the Baltic Sea from the shallow water zone to the deep water zone. The adventure tunnel offers a virtual walk over the ground of Eckernförde Bay. A landscape model demonstrates cliff line, salt marsh and beach. At the „wall of senses“ you can hear, see and feel marine characteristics. In the restored bridge of the fishing vessel „Klara“ you can experience a simulated fishing tour on the bay of Eckernförde.
The main attraction of the Ostsee Info-Center is a touch pool. It is designed in such a way that it allows the marine animals that live in there to retreat whenever they want. In addition to watch there is first of all the possibility to touch and feel the plants and animals that live in the pool. The touch pool area is always attended by a skilled emloyee.
Microscopes and binoculars are available for your own scientific investigations. Exciting movie screenings complete the offer. A roof-deck with small botanical garden gives you the possibility to experience Eckernförde Bay in reality and compare it with the virtual life presented in the centre.
adults: 5.- € / reduced 4.- €
children (4-14 years): 3.- € / reduced 2.- €
family-holiday-ticket (2 adults, 2 children): 30.- € with one week validity, 40.- € with 2 weeks validity
The adventure program „Animals and plants in shallow water“ for groups is offered by appointment from May to September. Phone: +49 (0)4351/72 62 66, In July and August the course is offered for all interested visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Please register by calling +49 (0)4351/72 62 66, Fishing tours with the fishing cutter ECKE 4 can be booked either via the Ostsee Info-Center or directly with fisher Eckhard Michelsen., There are geological and ornithological walks for groups as well as for individual visitors. Dates and necessary information are provided by the Ostsee Info-Center., In July and August the function room is changed into a children’s creativity area. A diversified and creative family program is offered there on weekdays.
The registered association Umwelt, Technik, Soziales e.V. (UTS) (environment, technology, social matters) is operating the Ostsee Info-Center Eckernförde. The operation is supported by the Agentur für Arbeit Kiel Geschäftsstelle Eckernförde (employment centre Kiel, branch office Eckernförde).
Arriving by car
site plan, by car from Kiel: federal road B76 in the direction of Flensburg, by train: route Kiel – Flensburg, exit at Eckernförde station, by car from Hamburg: motorway A 7 in the direction of Flensburg, exit Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf, then continue on federal road B203 in the direction of Eckernförde