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Grugapark Essen

Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Essen, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
99 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A large municipal park with botanic gardens. I liked the greenhouses and the area planted with perennial plants and grasses. There is an area of small demonstration gardens that was well done. There were no maps of the park at the entrance I used (conservatory cafe) but I did manage to find one later.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Relax and sit in the grass and be in nature in the Middle of the City. Walk, bike, dogs, water all is there.

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