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Grugapark Essen

Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Basel, CH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lakes and trains and restaurants and cafes and birds and animals and bars and LIFE! This fabulous park is also at a great location of your'e there for an event at Messe Essen.

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Nottinghamshire
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Staying at hotel next to park and after a busy week of great industrial museums fancied a change on an autumn morning. The 4 euro entrance fee is well worth the money. There are formal gardens, a small petting zoo, a train to ride 30 mins round the whole park for an extra 3 euro and places to sit and... More

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Essen, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This park is very versatile. You have different playgrounds for Kids, a Petting zoo, a small lake where you can walk around, Minigolf, Tennis Courts, a Basketball court, a narrow-gauge railway, a birds park, flower fields and a wide range of green spaces where you an have a picknick and chill out.

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Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

very nice place to get some rest. Excellent beer garden, with one the most fantastic beer - Stauder . Small train you can ride thru Gruga Park and enjoy ambient.. there is a part which is with free entrance, but when you want to see more - crossing the gates - you have to pay. After 6PM entrance is free... More

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