Zoom Erlebniswelt, Gelsenkirchen

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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Originally called Ruhr-Zoo, Zoom Erlebniswelt was built atop a heavily shelled area besides the water. The zoo is divided into habitats based the animals' natural environments, including Alaska, Asia, and Africa. Between the entrances to these areas, several houses hold smaller animals, insects, and educational exhibits. Before you reach any of these sites, you'll be introduced to the zoo's version of a Westphalian farm, which teaches you about the foundation of Germany life in the country. In its early days, the port provided the zoo with animals from the animal-trading industry. Now the zoo does its best to breed within its animal population. Put Zoom Erlebniswelt into our Gelsenkirchen holiday maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gelsenkirchen.
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  • Quite disappointing. Major lack of maintenance. There was no staff to be found throughout the whole park.  more »
  • Here you can spent a whole day with your family and explore the wildlife of different continents in one go. A most desirable experience for the whole family at a very reasonably price.  more »
  • Very nice Zoo, clean and nicely planned out. I give it four stars because most of the animals were hidden and we couldn't see them because it was a warm sunny day (30°C). Would have been nice to see dolphins too, but not a must.
  • Best zoo ever! It's so big you can literally spend the whole day there, great animals and so many species! It was a perfect experience and it's definitely worth the visit! Make sure to wear super comfortable shoes though and very casual trousers, you'll absolutely need them.

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