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“Lovely”
Review of Zoo Karlsruhe

Zoo Karlsruhe
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Karlsruhe
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Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We came here unplanned - originally wanted to eat our sandwich outside the park. But the kids read that it was a zoo. I was quite sceptical about what they really have as the zoo is really in the city centre. But hey I was wrong -especially when we saw the 2 polar bears. The zoo is amazingly great. The animals are not shy and we saw most of them.

Not only they have quite a number of animals that we don't have at the zoo back home - the cages were very well maintained (clean !) My 11 years old told me "mama, you have to write on the tripadvisor that this zoo is really worth a visit"

Visited March 2013
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Nice, France
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“For your time pass”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

It is good time pass if you visit karlsruhe zoo. You can find few unseen breeds. but its not a very big zoo.

Visited July 2012
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“Botanical Gardens with Some Animals”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Although this is referred to as a zoo, it's better to treat it as a botanical garden with a small zoo ingredient. The whole complex is actually the Stadtgarten, which is a lovely botanical garden that happens to have some zoo exhibits. There aren't enough animals for it to really qualify as a fully-fledged zoo. However, if you go expecting a botanical garden, as I did, then you'll be pleasantly surprised when you stumble across some elephants, too!

The gardens are very thoughtfully planned out, with many places for sitting, relaxing, and enjoying the shade. There is a small lake in the center with "gondolettas" - these boats are on tracks so that you can't steer them, but they make for a very relaxing 40 minutes as they convey you around the park.

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Cambridgeshire, England
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“Not just a zoo......”
Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Firstly if you think of this as just a zoo you will be very disappointed. It is a small zoo with some exotic animals within the town park/gardens and therefore has something to offer all ages and interests, whether that is roaring lions, fragrant roses, quirky penguins or the zen of a formal Japanese garden. We easily filled 3 hours here and didn't do the gardens sufficient justice. The gondola ride is a pleasant gentle way of exploring the grounds but not available all day. Good value for money with some exotica.

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“Good but Quick”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The zoo is very beautiful on a nice day, definitely go on the gondola boat ride! Would recommend it!

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