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Nuremberg Zoo, Nuremberg

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Nuremberg Zoo, a 69 hectare (170 acre) zoo, holds approximately 300 different animal species. You'll get a glimpse of Asiatic lions, snow leopards, giraffes, polar bears, wolves, tapirs, gorillas, and Siberian tigers. Swing by the tropical house to see white-faced sakis, bats, river turtles, manatees, and 20 species of butterflies. A schedule at the front of the zoo posts the times for dolphin and sea lion shows. Note: Neither the zoo nor its onsite restaurant and snack outlets accept credit cards or foreign debit cards. Bring cash. Work out when and for how long to visit Nuremberg Zoo and other Nuremberg attractions using our handy Nuremberg vacation planner.
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  • The Park has a fine dolphin show which is worth a look. In addition, some generally fine plants for animals. We must, however, be aware that there are a number of level differences, which provides steep climbs to climb. Well worth a visit and at an affordable price.
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  • The best zoo ever visited! The kids loved it. A lot of animals in a very well preserved environment. We enjoyed the dolphin and seal show during feeding time! The place is amazing.  more »
  • More entertainment for kids and a little more attention to the food they would have made a difference for one family.
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  • A perfect place to spend a day with your family. Entrance is €31.50 for a family of four (15 April 2017) and we had the best time you could think off. The absolute highlight of this zoo is their "Dolphine Lagoon", which is very unique for Germany, as only the Zoo in Duisburg has Dolphins on show as well. We attended the show and were very pleased that it wasn't one of those bombastic theatric shows, but a show that explained about the dolphins and how they are kept and trained and we liked it very much because of it. The other animals in the Zoo are wonderfully kept and we felt that this was a type of zoo where animals feel happy. Not that we could really tell, but it definitely looked like the type of place that cares about their animals. Food and Drink was reasonably priced, but if you want to bring our own, nobody will stop you from bringing it into the park. There are lovely walks and views within Tiergarten and we strongly recommend this as a day out to anyone, who likes a good Zoo.
  • Family oriented, pet-able animals throughout different sections of the zoo. A really cool place for a second date and not expensive at all.
  • The nűrnberger zoo has a wide variety of animals ranging from krokediles to polar bears. It's main attraction though is its dolphin show. The performance consists of a presentation about the dolphins habitat and a variety of tricks like back flips and ball fetching and throwing. The zoo also has a gift shop, three restaurants and at least one play ground. In conclusion I would visit the zoo on a sunny day.
  • Really huge, has a lot of different Animals, beautiful walk-ways, restaurants and the most important in the summer, ice cream :) At arrival you will receive a map which shows all the locations of the animals. Absolutely recommended to visit, expect to spend a whole day :)
  • Lots of different kinds of animals living in seemingly good conditions with lots of space. It was so empty the day we visited it felt like having the whole place to ourselves. Best zoo experience I've had.

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Where to stay in Nuremberg

The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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