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Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig)

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Address: Pfaffendorfer-Strasse 29, 04105 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0341 5-93-35-00
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Fun on a sunny morning

Easy to walk to from my hotel, and well laid out with plenty of signs. A variety of animal 'kingdoms' to visit, but actually not all that many animals when I was there - were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Easy to walk to from my hotel, and well laid out with plenty of signs. A variety of animal 'kingdoms' to visit, but actually not all that many animals when I was there - were they all indoors for the winter? Fairly natural surroundings for the animals, just a bit dated. A good value buffet lunch in the savannah section.

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Piatra Neamt, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stuck in Leipzig for the weekend and as a keen animal lover I decided to visit the Zoo. Overall the experience was good but with a few minor disappointments. Large areas of the park presently have construction work and areas are closed off and, on the day I visited it would seem the big cats were people/camera shy and didnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Actually I want to visit the elefant house there .and you could see they under a swimming pool.really cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It took us about 3 hours to tour the place. The map you are given at the entrance makes it really easy to get around. The zoo is divided into 6 theme worlds ,each of which presents a unique set of wildlife. The animals live in a spacious environment, seemingly close to their natural habitats. The zoo houses a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This zoo is different from anyother zoos I've visited. The animals seemed pretty happy to be in cages for our good entertainment. Of course it is not the kind of activities that is gonna make you a more cultivated person; but it is funny (especially the bonobo part) and easy to take. The place offers good curry würste and delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Huge place and all so natural, all animals in their habitat, places to take a break or eat. A special part of the zoo is Amazonian sector with tropical climate, rivers an man made jungle.

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and me we love all kinds of animals, wild or house-type, birds or cats or fishes, African or Australian or South-American, thick od thin, small or huge, black or green or multi-colored, hungry or satisfied, shouting or being silent. The zoo in Leipzig is a wonder-world with so many fantastic houses, gardens, facilities for a huge amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very nice ZOO with thematic section. I like the most the Latin America part with free lizard and boats. Also elephant section is beautiful. Really nice for a walk. I think ticket costs around 14EUR.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

An absolutely outstanding zoo with its tropical dome the undoubted highlight. The staff are caring and diligent and the zoo is set in attractive, open parkland, offering the opportunity to see an impressive range of animals - many highly endangered, such as the Amur leopard - in very attractive surroundings. Wonderful day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were in Leipzig for two days, and believe it or not, we went to Leipzig Zoo both days. First of all, we didn't realize how big it was. There was some construction going on by the entrance, so my first impression wasn't so good. But once we discovered the tropical parts of the zoo and the number of animals... More 

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