Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), Leipzig

4.5
#1 of 83 in Parks in Saxony
One of the world's elite parks, Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten 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 Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leipzig trip builder website .
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  • The whole exhibition was very pleasant, but the "Mainland gondwana" where the tropics were created under a glass roof and a boat ride along the underground river left the most exciting impressions.
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  • Great downtown zoo! The highlight is "Gondwanaland"! I also liked the elephant and great ape enclosure very much. Unfortunately, the koala house is easily overlooked. The journey from Berlin was definitely worth it!
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