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Visit the zoo in Düsseldorf

Zoos are the perfect destination for an outing with or without children. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia, of which Düsseldorf is the capital, has no fewer than 11 scientifically-oriented zoological gardens. No other place on earth has that many zoos so close together.
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Freundeskreis Wildpark Grafenberg

The oldest zoo in Düsseldorf is Freundeskreis Wildpark Düsseldorf. The zoo is located near the picturesque Grafenberger Wald, northeast of Düsseldorf city centre. The enclosure was first built in 1927 and the park has grown considerably since then. Today, the enclosure covers a staggering 40 hectares and is home to around 100 different animals. The size of the zoo allows the animals to decide for themselves when to approach people and show themselves. Among others, red deer, roe deer, mouflon and wild boar roam in spaciously designed enclosures.

Wildpark Grafenberger Wald for children

Are you going to the zoo with children? In the fallow deer enclosure, you can admire the animals up close and children might be permitted feed them with special food from the park.
In the centre of the zoo, you will find the Forest School. Here, children can explore nature and learn about the importance of the forest ecosystem. The Forest School was recently completely renovated and is used as a modern, extracurricular learning area in the zoo.

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Opening hours

Zoo Wildpark Grafenberger Wald is open all year round. You can find opening hours on the wildlife park's site. The times depend on the seasons. By closing the Düsseldorf Zoo earlier in winter, the animals have sufficient rest during the fixed rest periods. In case of extremely bad weather, the zoo will temporarily close. Please keep an eye on the Wildpark Grafenberger Wald website for these possible changes.

Entrance fees & admission

Zoo Wildpark Grafenberger Wald in Düsseldorf has free admission. Both adults and children can enjoy a free trip to the wildlife park.

Take the train to Wildpark Grafenberger Wald

Want to start your zoo visit well rested? Travel comfortably and quickly from Amsterdam Centraal in 2h12m with ICE International to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. A local train or bus leaves from there and you will be at Auf der Hardt/LVR-Klinikum station in about 30 minutes. You need to walk another 15 minutes from the stop to the wildlife park. The address is Rennbahnstraße 60.
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Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum

Really love zoos? Discover the fascinating world of marine life at the Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum, a natural history museum and aquarium in one. The complex is home to more than 475 animal species, including piranhas, sharks and snakes. You will also find amphibians, reptiles and insects in tropical enclosures.
Address: Kaiserswerther Str. 380

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Other activities in Düsseldorf

After your visit to Düsseldorf Wildpark, discover other highlights of the city. Visit the old town Altstadt, go shopping on the Königsallee or enjoy locally brewed Alt beer. Of course, you can also visit a museum like the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf or Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Make your city trip to Düsseldorf perfect with a comfortable overnight stay in the heart of the city.

Zoo in Düsseldorf

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