A visit to the Ostseestation Priwall
Who'd have thought. Pipefish, jellyfish, shrimp, gurnard and lumpfish – they all live in the Baltic Sea and almost seem to keep us company when we go swimming. The native sea dwellers might not be as famous as the clownfish Nemo, but they are just as fascinating in their own way, amazing around 15,000 visitors a year to the Ostseestation on the Priwall Peninsula.
Marine biologist Thorsten Walter turned his dream into reality here in 2007, establishing aquariums and a small environmental station in an old submarine pen. Not only can you look, but you might actually get to touch a crab or a real starfish. Thorsten Walter calls his concept “oceanography for everyone”, working patiently and passionately day after day and with a flair for education to make it a reality.