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Address: Mergelteichstrasse 80 | Brünninghausen, 44225 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 (0) 231 50-28581
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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A brilliant day out

Great zoo, not to big, not to small. Went here with a friend back in March and was very impressed with the value, friendliness of the staff and the animals enclosures. Took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Jack T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well kept zoo, cages are clean and the animals all appear in good health. While I as a Game Ranger in South Africa have had the honour to work with real wild lions and rhino's...sad to see them in cages but I do understand the need for it. At least they are safe.

Thank Larni V
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took about 10-15 minutes to walk well signposted path to the zoo from the U-Bahn stop. Cheap admission price and attractive zoo with big enclosures for many of the animals. Orang-Utans particularly entertaining to watch along with other apes and monkeys. Didn't eat during our visit but prices seemed very reasonable.

Thank timetogetawayReading
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on our trip and it was a beautiful place in the autumn. 9euro entry fee was brilliant value. Their was a good range of animals some i have yet to see before which was interesting. The food was also very nice and excellent value. I liked the fact alot of the animals were in large grounds for them... More 

Thank Ronalmarco
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great zoo, not to big, not to small. Went here with a friend back in March and was very impressed with the value, friendliness of the staff and the animals enclosures. Took about 2-3 hours to walk around, of course as the Zoo is in Dortmund all the information is in German but some of the English speaking zoo keepers... More 

Thank Jack T
Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A great zoo! Kids enter for free One of the best zoos ever, and not too big, so 2-3 hours must be enough to see all the animals.

Thank Lexie574
Windsor, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A nice little zoo that doesn't cost the earth. Some zoos are expensive and you simply cannot take the children regularly but this place is cheap, take the kiddies once a month and it doesn't break the bank

1 Thank Anton65203
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was probably the highlight of being in the city. Such a huge variety of animals to see spread across a huge piece of land and not all on top of each other. Each enclosure looked well maintained and had a board with the name, photo and information about what was in it. Paying just €8 for an adult doesn't... More 

2 Thank Joe L
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beatifull place for have a nice holyday with family. Everything is clean and organized. My child was happy. At my opinion that this is one of best place in Dortmund city.

Thank Sergey A
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good place to spend your free time and to enjoy by walking near the zoo there was a park which is good for that Enjoy

Thank Myrhael A
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The zoo really blew us all away. After visiting other European zoos in bigger cities, I wasn't expecting the smaller city of Dortmund and its zoo to be that good but I was completely wrong. The entry price was ridiculously cheap, for €8 for an adult ticket, you get amazing value for your money. All the enclosures were clean and... More 

1 Thank Brodie L

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