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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Dortmund Zoo

Dortmund Zoo
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very cheap. Great variety of animals. We visited during November and there was hardly anyone else there.

Visited November 2013
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Dortmund, Deutschland
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice for kids”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

nothing special. spend a nice day with your kids. they will enjoy. the zoo is beeing rebiult. getting more and more anymalfriendly.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went with my young son who is 10. It's is well designed with plenty of animals to see. There are good cafés etc to use and it's in expensive. The price was €11 for both of us. You have to catch the train to trier park station from the Hauptbahnhoff in the centre of Dortmund and the rail fair is €2.50. The train number is RB52. Great day to spend with kids of all ages.

Visited November 2013
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Port Ewen, New York
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223 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Nice zoo in middle of city”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were staying near Dortmund, so we decided to try the zoo. It's in a very nice setting in the middle of the city. A hidden gem actually. They have guide books in various languages, but all signs are in German. Animals appear to be well kept and easy enough to find your way around. Food prices reasonable and there are a number of venues offering food. About 7€ admission and there appear to be family packages also. It was a very nice visit.

Visited July 2013
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Eving
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Great Day Out!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Dortmund Zoo is a hidden gem. Out from the centre of the City, it is still only a short Drive to get there. Even nicer is to take the U-Bahn out to it. The Station is the end stop of the line, and then you have a pretty ten-minute walk along a path through a wood & past meadows to the Entrance.

The Zoo itself is nicely laid out - a perfect balance between feeling spacious but not having too far to walk to see everything. The place is kept Tidy, and you feel that the keepers care; the Animals seem well looked after and happy. Plenty of feeding times for the Animals spread out so you can catch them all if you wish!

As to facilities, a nice Restaurant just before the Entrance, gift shops & small stands for items like bratwurst or pretzels or fries dotted throughout the Grounds. A big area for kids to play in with the usual collection of swings slides monkey bars etc. In the Centre is also a sit-down Restaurant, with a large Courtyard where you can have a Schnitzel and maybe a German Beer or two!

As the title says, a Great Day Out, and well worth the visit!

Visited August 2012
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