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Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden

Neckartalstr. 13 | Neckartalstraße, 70342 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
0711/54020
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Ranked #2 of 23 activities in Stuttgart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy visiting the Wilhelma, because it is a nice half-day trip with the kids in a lovely surrounding. The park is beautifully designed and the old buildings fit in very well. As this is a zoo, animals are within enclosures, and zoos have always some advantage and some disadvantages. I think the space is ok. The animals look... More

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Noida, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

do visit Polar bear and penguins....i have seen first tym in life.... :)......nice place to spend time...

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It wasn't one of the best Zoos I've ever been to ! It is pretty huge and is laid-out pretty nicely ( with a park athmosphere and fountains but I had the feeling that the space for the animals was pretty small! They do have a new huge monkey house and a variety of vegetation but since you mostly go... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I liked the Amazon House, the Great Apes (Gorillas, Bonobos and Chimpanzees) and the aquarium. The botanical gardens are very attractive and I only wish that I'd spent more time there. This place can sustain more than one visit and I intend to go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great zoo, always something new to see, wonderful botancial garden. Loved the new gorilla/ apes area. Parking to next to the main affordable and secure. We will come back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a relatively small zoo, but it has some old buildings that make this place cute and unique. I visited this place with my parents many years ago and had to stop by during my recent trip to Stuttgart. The place was just the way I remembered it. If you have some extra time, this is a really nice... More

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Stuttgart
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Stuttgart Zoo is worth going especially on rainy days. Parking is a bit of a problem, it is advisabe to take the U-Bahn.

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Boulder, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I was looking for a quick place to go and saw that this zoo was well regarded for its collection. I was quite worried when I arrived just 30 minutes after opening, and the first parking lot was full and the box lines had long lines. Not to worry, I was directed to an indoor overflow parking and did a... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It is awkward that in 2014 there is not exist an English translation in everything over there. The car park the informations the map the titles the everything!!! I cannot believe this.

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Coronado, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The grounds were absolutely beautiful, but I found most of the zoo extremely depressing. The orangutans were literally in a concrete jungle and looked depressed. The zoo came after the park and that is how it felt to me, an afterthought.

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