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Heidelberg Zoo, Heidelberg

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Home to a diverse range of animals and birds, Heidelberg Zoo has been one of the city's institutions since 1933. Some of the animals you can see at this small zoo include the Syrian brown bear, elephants, Sumatran tigers, Asiatic lions, red kangaroos, and various species of apes. A number of bird installations feature flamingos, Mandarin ducks, and Kea parrots. Choose from several daily feedings you can watch. At noon every day, the zookeepers present some of the smaller animals, such as the African hedgehog, ball armadillos, insects, and snakes at the Little Monkey House. Use our Heidelberg itinerary builder to add Heidelberg Zoo and other attractions to your Heidelberg vacation plans.
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  • Nice zoo, not so big, has a lot of animals. Good for kids as they can interact with the animals also has few play grounds.  more »
  • The Heidelberg Zoo is situated in the university quarter of Heidelberg. A large multilevel car park can be found right next to the Zoo entrance. Very convenient. A discount on the parking fee can be o...  more »
  • Nice zoo. Huge number of animals can be found there. There are also few snack boxes and hot dogs inside the zoo.  more »
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  • Heidelberg Zoo has improved​ massively over the years. They have less and less animals, but that also means those few specimen get more space and attention. Personally I like the new tigers "jungle" and racoons pond. Compared to before both have an abundance of space and options to hide and enjoy some quiet. Love the overall feel of the place and how they are using the little space they have. But there is always ways to improve even more and when the new lions den is done, maybe then I'll give it five stars.
  • Nice zoo. Well maintained. A lot of activities for kids. One star less for a bit high price for entrance and lack of decent food.
  • Its a good place for kids and families, I expected it to be huge but it was a small zoo. Not many animals were to be seen on the day I had gone.
  • Nice Zoo. Not so big, but still I like it. Current ticket price is 10.2€.
  • The zoo is great and well looked after. There is certainly enough for the kids to see and to play. The food is the worst I've ever had in Germany. So bring something to eat if you would like more than an ice cream. The toilets are not really clean and parking is expensive.