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ZOOM Erlebniswelt, Gelsenkirchen

(4.3/5 based on 360+ 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
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Nice Zoo where you can walk around and also a nice day nice playgrounds for the children, unfortunately little eat and drink occasion best what.
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  • The Zoo is a dream. Here, you can actually make a trip around the world on a day. So many animals in beautifully decorated areas. It is worth in any case!
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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.