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Grugapark Essen

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Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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The deer were lovely. I went to feed them with some friends but whilst getting food out from the vending machine I was surrounded. The deer elder bowed her head towards me (they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Essen, Germany
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Essen, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The deer were lovely. I went to feed them with some friends but whilst getting food out from the vending machine I was surrounded. The deer elder bowed her head towards me (they are matriarchal) to tell me to give her the food. I gave some but it was not enough, threw the box to a friend and the deer... More 

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Essen, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Child-friendly playground, birds, nature park. The park is very large with different playgrounds, small train going around the whole park.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a beautiful place! It was a business trip to Essen bur we couldn't looose this chance to viait a turistic place in Essen. In December, there is a Christmas Market also in Essen. Typical food qnd interesting souveniers wit good prices!

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Essen, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice, soothing, contemplative botanical Park in the heart of Essen. Nice for a family stroll or a weekend picnic.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The park is very large with different playgrounds, small train going around the whole park. There are often different markets there and also a large rainforest/desert area where there are many different plants to see.

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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the grugabahn which stopped at 4 different stations. You can walk to the different areas of the park & get back on again if it is too taxing to walk the whole park. they have lots of sculptures, fascinating and interesting...

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Essen, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

nice place to spend the afternoon with kids, activities available,food, nice walking area, swimming and attractions. The botanical garden is great.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

At the Gruga, there is a place for everyone. Either you go to one of the many playgrounds with your kids or your grab your book and find a tiny bench hidden by trees and disappear into your novel. Also plenty of opportunities for the sporty ones among us!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It is great, huge, lots of things for kids to do, a small train that's really nice (toddlers pay too) and plenty of different parks for different ages. In summer there is a small splashing pool for toddlers and a petting zoo. There are pony rides for 1€. However the only time we would even think of going is when... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The botanical garden is built of several different gardens of different themes with multiple different plants, flowers, trees, an in-house tropical garden and inhouse desert landscape and much more. It also has several big playgrounds for kids, a small swimming pool and several free spa facilities (Kneipp-Bad, etc) and restaurants and shops. I always visit the park when I am... More 

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