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ZOOM Erlebniswelt, Gelsenkirchen
(4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • The zoo is set out over a huge area with adventure play grounds and picnic areas (indoors and outdoors) dotted in between the animal enclosures. There are a good number of animals to see both large an...  more »
  • You can get a nice student discount when you buy the ticket. The park itself is very big and has lots and lots of interesting things to see. We visited this park on a national holiday but it was still...  more »
  • We like to go to the ZOOM, have season tickets for us and our children. The Zoo is for us around the corner and is worth a visit, always.
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  • A very fine zoo, after years of work. I still know the zoo from the time it was called "Ruhr Zoo." Today, it has become a very animal friendly zoo with large enclosures and way more space to move around for many of the animals than other zoos I've visited. Great for a family trip or to go on a getaway from the everyday.
  • Zu wenig Tiere, zu viele Spielplätze :D schöne Themenwelten, lange Laufstrecken. Sind 5 km gelaufen, um alle Tiere zu sehen :)
  • 19,50 pro Erwachsenen ist doch echt übertrieben. Umgedreht, nach Bochum gefahren, 7,- bezahlt.
  • Echt leuk! ❤ ❤ ❤
  • Fantastic place! A must see.