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Grugapark Essen

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Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Amazing grounds and animals

Loved the black swans, but they also had owls and other birds on display. Enormous grounds, lots of flowers and lovely water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I find the Grugapark quite inconvenient to visit. This is a park one must pay a few Euros to enter... that is if they are able to first find the entrance which is located in some strange maze. It seems that they do not want people to find it as there are no signs. The gardens are beautiful, and the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loved the black swans, but they also had owls and other birds on display. Enormous grounds, lots of flowers and lovely water.

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Essen, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen

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