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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  • August 13, 2017
    This came in the years of the Zoo, we need not talk about it. But I can not understand how you can put a new, modern building at the entrance (cash / output with merchandising), but the animal enclosures are some really outdated and very small. Unfortunately, this is my understanding, that money spent on the wrong end. It seems good to go to the animals. There is a great playground for the little guests. VLT happens the animals that are clearly in the foreground at the Zoo, so the next few years in favor!
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  • August 13, 2017
    After 2 years, we once again visited the Zoo, Park House is beautifully created but already overpriced for Zoo guests despite discount. Also the driveways are quite narrow something held for larger cars uncomfortable to drive. Admission per person also slightly too high, for that what is offered and the somewhat lack of maintenance of the site. It is left to growth of MOSS etc. with regard to much of nature. But perhaps is so wanted some natural flair, but not nice looks and poses for children slips and tripped. Animals are OK so far, if it gets you to face, I would like to say here that some appointments were empty. The staff is as friendly and information. The food at the Foody's booth, unfortunately his also not worth money, fries taste for old grease. The drinks have typical prices for a Zoo, but the pledge that is usually 0.25 cents for plastic bottles, was here more as far as I remember. We will save us the 40 km route in the future, the overall picture does not meet our expectations.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Zoo is not very big, but very pretty and varied design. Animals look clean and well fed. Ideal for families, as repeatedly playgrounds or possibility of rest.
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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.

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