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Dortmund Zoo

Mergelteichstrasse 80 | Brünninghausen, 44225 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
49 (0) 231 50-28581
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in Dortmund
Type: Zoos
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have come here ever since I was a kid. Some of the things are still the same, a petting zoo and nice places to play for the kids apart from the animals. It is a very peaceful place to go for a walk, the animal additions of the Orang Utangs are great, also the sloth who freely walked/swung over... More

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very cheap. Great variety of animals. We visited during November and there was hardly anyone else there.

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Dortmund, Deutschland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

nothing special. spend a nice day with your kids. they will enjoy. the zoo is beeing rebiult. getting more and more anymalfriendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went with my young son who is 10. It's is well designed with plenty of animals to see. There are good cafés etc to use and it's in expensive. The price was €11 for both of us. You have to catch the train to trier park station from the Hauptbahnhoff in the centre of Dortmund and the rail fair is... More

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Port Ewen, New York
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51 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were staying near Dortmund, so we decided to try the zoo. It's in a very nice setting in the middle of the city. A hidden gem actually. They have guide books in various languages, but all signs are in German. Animals appear to be well kept and easy enough to find your way around. Food prices reasonable and there... More

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Eving
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Dortmund Zoo is a hidden gem. Out from the centre of the City, it is still only a short Drive to get there. Even nicer is to take the U-Bahn out to it. The Station is the end stop of the line, and then you have a pretty ten-minute walk along a path through a wood & past meadows to... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a nicely run zoo in a beautiful setting. Although not very large, there is a wide variety of animals here. The facility is very child-friendly and our twin girls loved the visit. There are child wagons for rent that make the tour more fun for little ones and easier on parents.

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tehran
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Its very good and intresting place for children with their parents. But for couples, if you have another choice go ahead. Everything was clean and animals were healthy i think. Morning time is better than afternoon because most of them are sleeping in their cage.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had a brilliant day here with an excellent guide. This gave us the opportunity to see lots of new little animals as well as many of the established regulars.

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
97 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

For some reason I must say I was expecting the zoo to be bigger, this might be because it is a city zoo and has some rare animals (such as Red panda, clouded leopards & tree wallabies) as well as some larger animals like Giraffe. However it wasn't a huge place and took no where near as long as we... More

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