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Radisson Collection Berlin’s famous lobby aquarium explodes, injuring two

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Over the years we have used the photo below on the site in various stories about Radisson Hotels.

It is the Radisson Collection hotel in Berlin, until recently a Radisson Blu, which contains a huge aquarium in its lobby.

Or, indeed, ‘did’ contain a huge aquarium in its lobby.

Radisson Blu Berlin

Called the AquaDom and built at a cost of €12m, it is 45 feet high and contains 1,500 tropical fish.

The hotel called it ‘the largest free-standing cylindrical aquarium in the world’ although I’m not sure there is much competition for that title.

At 6.30am on Friday morning, the aquarium appears to have exploded. There is no indication as to how it happened.

Two people were reportedly injured by glass shards – a low number presumably due to the timing of the incident. The street outside the hotel has had to be closed due to flooding and, presumably, dead fish and lots of glass. The aquarium apparently contained over one million litres of water.

There is a video of the damage on the BBC News website here.


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