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ZOOM Erlebniswelt, Gelsenkirchen

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Originally called Ruhr-Zoo, ZOOM Erlebniswelt was built atop a heavily shelled area besides the water. The zoo is divided into habitats based the animals' natural environments, including Alaska, Asia, and Africa. Between the entrances to these areas, several houses hold smaller animals, insects, and educational exhibits. Before you reach any of these sites, you'll be introduced to the zoo's version of a Westphalian farm, which teaches you about the foundation of Germany life in the country. In its early days, the port provided the zoo with animals from the animal-trading industry. Now the zoo does its best to breed within its animal population. Plan to visit ZOOM Erlebniswelt during your Gelsenkirchen vacation using our convenient Gelsenkirchen itinerary planner.
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  • Let's begin with the good thinks about the park. It's clean and it has a nice setup dividing the park in 3 region Africa Alaska and Asia. Evry region has it's own animals and fauna. The problem with t...  more »
  • Zoom ist simply fantastic. We loved the fact that there are plenty of cool playgrounds and play corners for children amongst enclosures. The animals also seem happy enough and well taken care of. We h...  more »
  • It's such a great zoo! I love the themes of the park! You need about 4-5 hours to do the whole zoo. Its really big, so bring comfy shoes. During Winter the Africa park is closed because its too cold f...  more »
  • Very nice made - animals have a lot of space and they tried to cater their special needs. Only the ice bears were not so healthy looking. Great for kids with a lot of play areas. But you need good weather because most areas are outside.
  • You'd never believe a small city like Gelsenkirchen has a Zoo like this. It's large, beautiful, animals livein spacious and Interesting environments. I was impressed. Tickets are pricey but are still a bargain for what's offered.
  • Amazing ZOO! Asia, Africa & Alaska, can't decide which on is better. Day ticket for one person is 21,5€. Total recommendation
  • Lovely zoo, beautifully designed enclosures, lots of small but engaging climbing/ play areas to keep the children happy.
  • Great! It's a perfect place for a one day excursions with kids