Zoo Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

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Opened in 1865, Zoo Karlsruhe is one of the oldest zoos in Germany and home to around 800 animals of 150 different species. Its Karlsruhe's City Garden location creates a natural oasis that mimics the animals' native environment. You will find polar bears in the replica of an Arctic tundra habitat, plus zebras, antelopes, ostriches, and giraffes in the African savannah enclosure. In the City Garden, walk through the large rose garden, as well as the Japanese Garden, which holds a Festival of Lights every odd-numbered year. In the summer, you can ride a Gondoletta boat through the park's canals and lake. For Zoo Karlsruhe and beyond, use our Karlsruhe visit planner to get the most from your Karlsruhe vacation.
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  • Beautiful gardens with lots of room to wander. Spring and Summer are the best time to go. Loved the polar bears.  more »
  • You'd think in a Zoo focuses on keeping the animals. For me, the Zoo of Karlsruhe appears more like that this is rather a park with display of animals for the children, because the cages of animals are my opinion much too small. If I have to look to for example the polar bears, as he goes back and forth a short distance and repeatedly in the same way that moves his head, it hurts me in the soul. After all, it seems to have recognized this problem, because the elephant seniors get magnified the enclosure. Can one only hope that this trend will continue and remaining animals also soon get more space... Where driving still visit er Bootchen (why actually?), you could use the area for the animals... All a question of the budget, but a subway you can build also. The plants on the other hand, is there much trouble, like the flora.
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  • Wonderfully located in the city located a small paradise to chill out, animals and feeding look at, playground with the little ones and even ice cream, the best in Karlsruhe was in the summer so did 60 years ago. I can spend the whole day with the family, including grandchildren to the Zoo. It is always very nice.
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