The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

FRESHWATER - Life in Flow


We are currently modernizing the access to this exhibition area: in the future, the exhibition will be accessible barrier-free by elevator. We plan to complete this project by December 2019.

Until then, unfortunately, this exhibit must remain closed.
We hope for your understanding and are looking forward to the modernization.


Water matters like no other element to all organismic life, and freshwater habitats are hence in the focus of this new exhibition.

Tanks with detailed habitat displays show animals living in tropical and temperate aquatic habitats, and explain surprising adaptations to freshwater environments. In sum, the new exhibition shows in >16.000l more than 60 species in life, ranging from fishes to snakes.

Contact person

Head of Centre for Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research
Head of Vertebrate Department
Curator Ichthyology
+49 228 9122-255
+49 228 9122-212
f.herder [at]