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Zoo Wuppertal

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Address: Hubertusallee 30, 42117 Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 202 5633600
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00

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One of the best German Zoos

The Wuppertaler Zoo was awarded as one of the three best German Zoos in 2008. You can see than 4000 animals from almost 500 different species. Wuppertal is most famous for two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Wuppertaler Zoo was awarded as one of the three best German Zoos in 2008. You can see than 4000 animals from almost 500 different species. Wuppertal is most famous for two things, the Schwebebahn and its zoo. Since WWII the zoo changed a lot to create natural habitats for the animals. So today you can see animals with enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The Zoo is builded on a Hill, lot of walking but worth the Visit. Really clean and a lot Of animals. There is also a really nice restaurant. And you can get there pretty easy with the Schwebebahn from every part of town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Not sure how many years I last went to the Zoo, but OMG - what a BIG HILL. It was not only hard for my father (86) but also for my kids (7 & 9) to climb this "big hill" and see all the attractions (except for all those that were not operative right now). The only thing keeping them... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It is a good day out with kids as most zoos would be. There is a lot of hilly walking, so hiring carts and buggies really helps. They have upgraded a lot in the past years and some animals as a result have more space and a more natural environment. Some others, e.g. the parrots, still have a pitiful existence... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Perfect location within naturally wild environment. However the animals were on vacation, sleeping somewhere else or totally absent. Only the elephants and the penguins saved the honor of the place. The Zoo should be renamed. "The wild park where you might find some animals if you are lucky"...

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took a trip here on the Schwebebahn, a very neat little zoo with a good selection of enclosures. The apes section is superb, with several perspex screens that let you all but touch the orang-utans and chimps who often seemed to come up to them. The tigers have a big enclosure with a pool in one section and we got... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The zoo is one of our favourite places to visit when we are visiting family in Wuppertal. It's well laid out with a great variety of animals. A warning is that some. Are seasonally not available but this hasn't ever reduced our enjoyment. The children's petting zoo with pigmy goats is a delight and out LOs never wan to leave.... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Arrival to the place done via the Wuppertal Schwebebahn (Zoo/Stadion station). That already was hell of a fun! Entrance fee was reasonable. The place is fostered with care by it's employees. Everything is in it's right place, and whenever you feel like, you have enough space to sit and relax. Penguin's cave is a must (and a cooling room also),... More 

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Geneva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I think that the Zoo Wuppertal is ne of the nicest zoos in Germany. You can see that the animals are well taken care of and the overall setting is really nice for families. Only downside: you have to walk up quite a few hills to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This zoo in Wuppertal is so amazing with a range of different animals, some big, some cute and some small. You should visit here with the tickets being very cheap.

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