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Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig

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#1 of 95 in Parks in Saxony
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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One of the world's elite parks, Zoo Leipzig opened in 1878 and now has nearly 850 different animal species. The zoo prides itself on its collection of big cats and its enormously successful breeding program. The internationally renowned enclosures and exhibits resemble real, wild habitats. Wind your way through six different regions: the Founder's Garden, Gondwanaland, Asia, Pongoland, Africa, and South America. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The 22.7 hectare (56 acre) zoo's efforts toward authenticity mean the walking paths are often made of sand or soil. Put Zoo Leipzig on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leipzig trip builder website.
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  • This was our second visit to this truly wonderful zoo, and once again it was a very special experience. I have visited many zoos around the world, and this is comfortably the best. They have an... 
    This was our second visit to this truly wonderful zoo, and once again it was a very special experience. I have visited many zoos around the world, and this is comfortably the best. They have an...  more »
  • What an AMAZING place!!! I am a 60 year old and have seen Zoos transform over the past 30 years. I have been to many Zoos not just in Europe but worldwide and I can honestly say Leipzig Zoo is THE... 
    What an AMAZING place!!! I am a 60 year old and have seen Zoos transform over the past 30 years. I have been to many Zoos not just in Europe but worldwide and I can honestly say Leipzig Zoo is THE...  more »
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  • Beautiful Zoo. It was a rainy day. Perfect because it wasn too crowded. Parking: The best place to park is in the parking garage directly opposite the entrance. Good and not too expensive. Food: Everywhere in the zoo there is the possibility to eat and drink something. I can recommend the restaurant at the giraffe enclosure with a view of giraffes and zebras. The large cafe is really big and tastes very good. I recommend to take some water with you because the prices for food and drink are sometimes high
  • One forgets within 30 minutes that they are in the city or even in a zoo. If the visiting route is followed, you will have the most enjoyable trip. Gondwanaland must be visited both by walking and by boat. You can bring food and drink with you, there are enough suitable places. There is a great transportation and parking place, whether by car or by bus, train or tram. Right across the entrance door, you can also lock your bike next to the closed parking lot. In the zoo, which consists of 6 different concepts, you really live every part of it to the fullest. The most beautiful zoo I've ever seen. Especially in the tropical park, a boat tour should be done.

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