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n Christmas morning in 1934, engineer Mogens Højgaard and his son walked through the forest in Charlottenlund. His son explained his dream about opening a large aquarium with fish, reptiles and plants for the public to enjoy, and Mogens Højgaard replied that “this sort of thing can be worked out.” Five years later The Danish Aquarium opened. It was an immediate success with more than 77.000 visitors in the first month. People had to be let in one group at a time and in spite of the roomy construction, the air was tight and several guests passed out. For more than 73 years, the original building in Charlottenlund was the setting for enjoyment and education for all ages. In recent years, however, the establishment was run down and a continuous demand for expansion and high-end technologies was the order of the day. In March this year, 3.000 fish and sea animals were moved from the old aquarium into their new home along with 17.000 newcomers. This spring, The Blue Planet opened its doors to the excited public. Located on the beach of Taarnby, it features 53 tanks varying in size from the small to the gigantic with a whopping total of seven million litres of water. The architecture is splendid and well worth the 

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WHERE2GO vol 112 | summer 2013  

WHERE2GO is a free, quarterly magazine – printed and online – on the shopping, culture, lifestyle and people of Copenhagen, published by All...

WHERE2GO vol 112 | summer 2013  

WHERE2GO is a free, quarterly magazine – printed and online – on the shopping, culture, lifestyle and people of Copenhagen, published by All...

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