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Dortmund Zoo

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Address: Mergelteichstr. 80, 44225 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 231 5028581
09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30

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OK As Far As Zoos Go

I'm not a great lover of animals in captivity, but I went along with a friend. At 8 Euros its not a bad price to get in. Because it was quite a cold and bleak day a lot of the... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Richard H
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

On the outskirts of Dortmund but easily accessible on the U-Bahn train service. If you have mobility problems it may not be suitable for you as it is quite a steep climb to some of the areas within the zoo. Entrance charge is inexpensive and there are plenty of places to get a drink or snack and also a restaurant... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I'm not a great lover of animals in captivity, but I went along with a friend. At 8 Euros its not a bad price to get in. Because it was quite a cold and bleak day a lot of the animals were hidden away, but from what I saw it is a well kept zoo and quite clean. I was... More 

Thank Richard H
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127 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

It was very quiet. A lot of animals were not there or were inside. A good zoo for little children. Free parking space

Thank JennekeBelgium
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A broad range of animals in a very clean, well laid out zoo. Very little English so more a look at rather than learn about zoo. Again not much open during the winter season.

1 Thank BigDomSpong
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a great day here,family will love it.Was cold but sunny and all well laid out around the park. Lots to see and of course sausages !!! Ian Edinburgh

Thank inicol_499111
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ive been to Dortmund a lot of times but this is the first i went to their zoo coz of my grandsons. It is huge and has magnificent landscape . I love the trees and gardens. Their restaurant amidst the trees is conveniently located near the children's park. Food in restaurant is also affordable and good. However i expected more... More 

Thank LinaJ
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The zoo layout offers rest and stress free time. It is not too overcrowded so you can actually see the animals. It specialises in the giant ant eater. German Zoo entry prices are quite moderate. So have a look.

Thank sanikithegreat
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The zoo was great. So many things to see, the park itself is very large and had everything it said on the map. We got to see many types of birds, monkeys, sea life and large animals- lions, rhinos, leopards and giraffes. Great experience!!!!

Thank jayne955
Nuuk, Greenland
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I've visit some different zoo's in Europe and this most be the only one that actually didn't leave an imprint on me. It was very old and didn't hold all the animals as I expected. But it was cheap and there's a good relaxing atmosphere, that's about it.

Thank Natasha Lea F
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit ,some good activities for the kids,plenty of refreshment areas and toilet facilities.takes about 3 to 4 hours to see everything

Thank Malcolm G

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