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Zoo Dortmund

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Zoo Dortmund

Address Mergelteichstra├če
Telephone
How to Find it: The Dortmund Tierpark is placed in the Romberg-park in southern Dortmund, - you can get there by tram 49, or by bus 438, 443, 447, 440, 450/518, or 499. With the tram ('U-Bahn') get off at the endstation Hacheney and walk westwards into the park. Alternatively get of at stop Romberg-park and spend maybe half an hour walking through the pretty park before you arrive at the zoo.
Open: March-September: 9.00 - 18.30 (last entry 18.00), November-February: 9.00 - 16.30 (last entry 16.00)
Prices: Adult: 10 DM, child: 5 DM
Area:
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
Total 0 0
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This Review submitted by Niels Johs Legarth Iversen: November 2000
The Dortmund Tierpark is placed in the Romberg-park in southern Dortmund, - you can get there by tram 49, or by bus 438, 443, 447, 440, 450/518, or 499. With the tram ('U-Bahn') get off at the endstation Hacheney and walk westwards into the park. Alternatively get of at stop Romberg-park and spend maybe half an hour walking through the pretty park before you arrive at the zoo. It is as most German midsize zoos well kept, pretty, though I guess few turists visit Dortmund (have you ever heard about somebody who spent their summer holiday in the Ruhrgebiet?). Nevertheless, for a zoo tour this area is paradise, as the zoo density in the Ruhrgebiet is quite amazing. This zoo really falls in three parts when seen from the entrance, with wooden hills to the left, a lowlying area with a couple of lakes in the middle and the high open part to the right. When you enter first thing you see is a flamingo lake, and at the right side of this lake you find the Amazonas house, a three story tropical house specialized in South American animals and plants. From the second floor you can continue right up the high part of the zoo, where you find as diverse animals as cangaroos, malayan tapirs, black rhinos, ant eaters and lions. One more South American speciality is the Edentata house right in the middle of the plains, where you find zoo dwellers like sloths, armadillos and tamanduas (these even breed here). At one point you can walk downwards along a wooden path past a series of cages with small cats. This path leads you over to the left side of the park (as seen from the entrance). You find sealions and isbears here plus several kinds of lynx, but also a lot of bird cages, many with local birds (which is a logical idea, given that a European person can live his whole life without catching a glimpse of most of the local bird species). In this part of the garden you also find monkeys and orangutans. Dortmund Tierpark may not be well known, but it is nevertheless an attractive zoo which deserves a visit.

 

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