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History from the year 2007

2007-12-24Souvenir Shop

Souvenir Shop

Admittedly we sold our catalogue and some small souvenirs in the past at the cash register simply because there was no other place to do so. The new entry hall however allows much more space for our large new shop. Guests and passers by, who may no...
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2007-12-19Opening of the "Krokipark"

Opening of the 'Krokipark'

Our second Tropical Greenhouse "Krokipark" will open its doors to the public most probably on December, 17, 2007. It will be a new light-flooded home to our two crocodiles; maybe also "Bobby" from the animal protection centre will join the party. In ...
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2007-12-04Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

Finally we can offer our guests a place to rest. One can not only consume hot snacks and beverages but also tank up on energy whilst enjoying a wonderful view of Vienna’s rooftops and the park bellow. Our cafeteria consists of a relaxing inner area w...
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2007-11-2950th anniversary of the foundation of our association –

50th anniversary of the foundation of our association –

On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, the Austrian post presented on November, 11, 2007, a stamp with the picture of a spinecheek anemonefish- also known as Nemo- and real sand from our tower. In addition, Ferrytells published a very nice book wit...
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2007-10-02Enlargement of the Mediterranean branch and dedication to

Enlargement of the Mediterranean branch and dedication to

Also our director Stv. Dr. Daniel Abed-Navandi used the opportunity to re-structure and enlarge the Mediterranean Branch that falls under his responsibilities. After all the new basins had been put into operation (among which the "jelly fish carousel...
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2007-07-04The enlargement of the tropical fresh-water branch

The enlargement of the tropical fresh-water branch

Curator Mag. Michael Köck has long been dreaming of this enlargement! During the works on the new add-on for the so-called "KrokiPark (Crocodile Park)", the opportunity to cut a passage to the visitor’s terrace into the ferroconcrete, popped up. This...
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2007-06-18The Outside Staircase

The Outside Staircase

Sometimes bureaucracy does not only cause high and unexpected expenses but also leads to exciting results. As the terrace was reachable only by elevator or through the main staircase, the authorities ordered another escape route. It was impossible to...
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2007-05-14Groundbreaking Crocodile Park

Groundbreaking Crocodile Park

On the 14/5/2007 it was finally made possible. After two years of planning, masterminded by Werner Binder and Franz Six, choosing the best architects, ordering consultants and setting up the right advertisement things were ready to get started. Our...
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2007-05-04Austria’s largest aquarium

Austria’s largest aquarium

On May, 4, 2007, we had finally made it! With a delay of 20 months, the new shark pool was put in place and the sharks were supposed to be transferred starting from 5 am. Prof. Dr. Hans Hass and his wife Lotte had agreed in advance, to borrow their n...
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2007-04-27Foundation of the Haus des Meeres - a limited liability company

Foundation of the Haus des Meeres - a limited liability company

On April, 24, 2007, the association agreed to a change of its status to "company with limited liability", in order to meet upcoming challenges. I was offered the position of a business manager and gratefully accepted that honorary assignment.The asso...
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2007-04-16Mag. Heribert Rath Jul, 7, 1924 – Apr, 16, 2007

Mag. Heribert Rath Jul, 7, 1924 – Apr, 16, 2007

It never rains but it pours…unfortunately we lost our vice president and honorary member Mag. Heribert Rath. Heri, as his friends used to call him, was born on July, 10, 1924, in Imbach, near Krems. Already in his early years his talent becam...
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2007-04-13The Roof-Terrace

The Roof-Terrace

As we ordered the elevator in 1997, it was already a determined goal to open the terrace on the roof to the visitors as soon as possible, but suddenly we had to transfer this very area to KEM, a subsidiary company of the Arcotel group. Adequate equiv...
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2007-01-01New Organisational Structure

New Organisational Structure

The restructure of our organisation was officially launched on January 1st, 2007. When I took over the coordination of the former steering-board in 1995 after Erich Brenner passed away, it was clear that this could only be an intermediate solution. S...
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