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Dortmund Zoo

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Address: Mergelteichstr. 80, 44225 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 (0) 231 50-28581
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Interesting info while having a good walk

The zoo layout offers rest and stress free time. It is not too overcrowded so you can actually see the animals. It specialises in the giant ant eater. German Zoo entry prices are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo layout offers rest and stress free time. It is not too overcrowded so you can actually see the animals. It specialises in the giant ant eater. German Zoo entry prices are quite moderate. So have a look.

Thank sanikithegreat
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo was great. So many things to see, the park itself is very large and had everything it said on the map. We got to see many types of birds, monkeys, sea life and large animals- lions, rhinos, leopards and giraffes. Great experience!!!!

Thank jayne955
Aalborg, Danmark
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visit some different zoo's in Europe and this most be the only one that actually didn't leave an imprint on me. It was very old and didn't hold all the animals as I expected. But it was cheap and there's a good relaxing atmosphere, that's about it.

Thank Natasha Lea F
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit ,some good activities for the kids,plenty of refreshment areas and toilet facilities.takes about 3 to 4 hours to see everything

Thank Malcolm G
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous zoo this is! Made a last minute decision to visit as there isn't much to do in Dortmund and we had the best day! A real good range of animals and shows. And we paid 4€ each! Easily spend a few hours here, even longer if you stay to watch all the feelings.

Thank Chloe S
Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lovely Zoo, lots of ongoing work taking place to make the enclosures bigger, lovely range of animals but very hilly!

Thank debrasoper
Tirgu Mures, Romania
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

A very nice Zoo. A nice way to spend a day out surrounded by animals. Well keept and clean. All animals look fit and well care. Worth the money (pretty cheap for Germany) and the time spend.

1 Thank Pop I
Marlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

A nice zoo with a good selection of animals. Although it specialises in S.American animals it also has rhinos, lions, orang-utans etc. It's not huge, and some of the enclosures look a little small by modern standards but it's a good place to spend 2-3 hours and is very cheap by UK standards (about 8 euros for an adult). Easily... More 

1 Thank Poolounger2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here. The zoo isn't to big but the number of animals and species they have here is great. You can easily spend 2- 3 hours here. The price is fantastic for a day ticket. I believe we paid 4 euros per person. The orangutan just had a baby when we were last there. The animals seem very... More 

1 Thank kjj115
South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Very well kept zoo, cages are clean and the animals all appear in good health. While I as a Game Ranger in South Africa have had the honour to work with real wild lions and rhino's...sad to see them in cages but I do understand the need for it. At least they are safe.

1 Thank Larni V

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