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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
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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Malcolm G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

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

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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 

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Took about 10-15 minutes to walk well signposted path to the zoo from the U-Bahn stop. Cheap admission price and attractive zoo with big enclosures for many of the animals. Orang-Utans particularly entertaining to watch along with other apes and monkeys. Didn't eat during our visit but prices seemed very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited on our trip and it was a beautiful place in the autumn. 9euro entry fee was brilliant value. Their was a good range of animals some i have yet to see before which was interesting. The food was also very nice and excellent value. I liked the fact alot of the animals were in large grounds for them... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great zoo, not to big, not to small. Went here with a friend back in March and was very impressed with the value, friendliness of the staff and the animals enclosures. Took about 2-3 hours to walk around, of course as the Zoo is in Dortmund all the information is in German but some of the English speaking zoo keepers... More 

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