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Zoo Rostock, Rostock

(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
More than just a zoo with 4,500 animals and 320 species, Zoo Rostock is a course in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Its famed Darwineum is home to three exhibition areas with 80 animal species that explain his concepts. The cultural evolution exhibit explores man's development, from the first use of tools to genetic research. You can also journey to the zoo's South America house; aquarium, bird and reptile house; Nordic animal zone; big cat area; polar bear enclosure; otter sanctuary; and more. Bring a picnic along, or make use of the several onsite restaurants. When you arrive, check the various feeding schedules so you can plan to catch some animals in action. To visit Zoo Rostock and other attractions in Rostock, use our Rostock vacation builder.
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  • The Rostock Zoo is very nice. He is relatively small, which is good if you are traveling with small children who might hang in there all day. The Darwineum is awesome. Wonderful architecture, interactive and exciting for small and large. At the moment, just a construction site is located in the middle of the Zoo, where it built a big house for polar bears and penguins. The site even does not interfere with the visit, it is too bad that you can not visit a not small part of the Zoo at the moment. Dogs are allowed, for me personally a big plus. We were on a weekday outside of school holidays in the Zoo, it was wonderfully quiet and relaxing weekend or holiday's could be pushed something when the size of the Zoo maybe.
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  • The Rostock Zoo enlists with the slogan "Most beautiful and best zoo Europe" and accordingly, the expectations are very high. Unfortunately too high, as it for us turned out. We were driving on a sunny day (almost 20 degrees temperature) to the Zoo end of March. Parking is not free of charge, the fee is EUR 3,-for the day. Admission for two people = EUR 32 plus EUR 5.50 Darwineumführer. Thus, we were ever going on about EUR 40,- and have unfortunately - probably because we bought the Guide - no Park plan. We came to see no animal at over the raccoon enclosure, which looked even a little shabby and even after intensive search was the first. The new Darwineum is very nice and informative made and it occurs automatically through the design in the monkey enclosure. Since we had no plan of the Park, we had to focus now on the plans - because we lacked a properly signposted walking tour. Unfortunately many enclosures were empty, many toys for children were not yet in operation and many food stalls were closed. We have full understanding for the fact that quite a few animals in other zoos have moved due to the construction site of the Polariums, but then you may have not the full admission price from our point of view. It more a stroll through the extensive grounds in our case, and because, as already written, no animals in many enclosures were, we have again left the Zoo after 2.5 hours. Usual looking elephants, rhinos, giraffes, bears, hyenas as in other zoos in vain. It is perhaps better that way, animal husbandry for reasons you should know but before the visit to the Zoo. We have seen the Snow Leopard also only on the home page... Much is done for families with children, and these may also (at least on the utensils that were also open) interactively explore much. Unfortunately disappointing conclusion: for us as a couple without children with the expectations of the "best and most beautiful zoos in Europe" and too expensive for a walk through a park. There are certainly more beautiful and better zoos in Europe
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  • We were at the Zoo today. It's just sad how the animals there, most are paralyzed and definitely not happy look. In all animal houses, it has extremely smell, so that you could barely breathe, many animals were there not at all. Definitely not to recommend, we are very disappointed.
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  • Great Zoo! Spent the whole day here with my one year old son.
  • A really nice Zoo. I felt especially, they came closer than for example in the Hamburg zoo animals. My wife and I had a wonderful day. Grade and also for children there was to discover a lot.
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  • A very nice Zoo. Animal fair, maintained and beautifully situated. Child-friendly. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This Zoo is worth its admission. I'm like a fifth, sixth... Once again.
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  • Very nice Zoo! It was despite holiday not all too much going on (was located on the site)... And there is even a botanical garden with it!
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  • A paradise for children. Of course also for the parents. A lovingly-run Zoo. You can find always beautiful photo opportunities and for sustenance is provided almost on every corner!
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