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Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover, Hannover

(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover first opened its doors in 1865, making this one of Germany's oldest zoological parks. As you wander the 22 hectares (54.3 acres) of exhibits and habitats, you'll notice lush, realistic enclosures. The zoo prides itself on having few visible barriers between visitors and its 3,500 animals. You can walk through seven regions of the world, including the Zambezi, Yukon Bay, the Outback, and Gorilla Mountain. Follow the 5 km (3.1 mi) explorer path for the recommended route through the zoo. Ask about a guided tour if you'd like to learn more about the zoo's residents and its conservation efforts. Children will also enjoy the petting zoo and several playgrounds. To visit Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover on your trip to Hannover, use our Hannover itinerary builder.
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  • The Hannover Zoo is worth a visit in any season. This is a must for anyone who lives or spends only a weekend here in Hanover.
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  • We were in the late summer, a day at the Zoo. It has felt like a short vacation. The enclosures are lovingly created and act at least for me as lay people humanely. The lectures are informative during feedings. The keepers work involved. The Zoo is although not huge but my opinion certainly can compete with Hagenbeck.
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  • This Zoo is huge and beautifully decorated. Children will freak out! Some stations invite you to linger and you can just switch off.
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  • A must go if you have time to visit it while in Hannover. The animals can be seen in pens which are very similar to their natural habitat. There is a lot of effort put into ensuring you are as close to the animals as safely possible. We got to see the seal show in the Yukon stadium which was a treat. Highly recommended to visit
  • This was the absolute coolest zoo I've ever been to. It really feels authentic. The animals do not look like they are in cages, they look very free and happy. The facility is very well taken care of. Also, this is the very first zoo I've been to where you can actually go into some of the enclosures and get super close! After 4:30 PM (16:30), entrance fee is only 6€. That's a steal! You definitely see where the money goes here. I can't wait to go again.
  • Well, it's a city Zoo. U can imagine this can not be the biggest one. I want to share one experience. I lost my English Zoo plan after entry and was far away. I asked in shops for a new one but they had only german plans. After Asking for it and unfriendly answer I got the Information to go to the entrance of the Zoo. Where I found another shop. After asking with wrong information where I didn't get one, I downloaded the plan. Bad service for foreign ppl.
  • Great zoo. Spend 3 days here before we saw it all. One day 7 hours. Only minus is that no info is in English. It is only a zoo for people who speak German.
  • My favourite zoo in central Europe (I've been to many), food can be expensive but is expected, you can always pack food as tables are free to use without purchase of food. entrance ticket includes everything from shows at scheduled times and boat rides showing off some enclosures up close like the giraffe enclosure and various others.