Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main), Frankfurt

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Visit Germany's second oldest zoo, Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main), to see a 13 hectare (32 acre) green oasis of wild animals. The zoo features more than 4,500 animals from more than 450 species. Discover the true kings of the jungle in the Borgori Forest Ape House. Or you can explore the many fish, penguins, and crocodiles that inhabit the Exotarium. Consider taking the city's underground metro to the zoo to avoid paying high parking fees. Start your trip to Frankfurt by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • We went here on a summer day just for something to do , as two people who are animal lovers I couldn’t help but notice how small the enclosure for the lions was and that they were pacing a lot which i...  more »
  • If you have half a day off, I recommend you visit the zoo Frankfurt! very quiet and well run. the animals are well kept and have enough room to move around!
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  • Is located in the city centre, easy to reach by train or subway. Is small but well maintained, including saw several excerpts in reform, as snowed many animals were confined in large spaces but closed, the lakes were also with thin ice on top.
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  • Good place for watching animals. Got to see great variety of animals. Was fun for my kid.Parking was difficult.zoo doesn't have any parking of its own so had to search for parking in and around on the streets. Entry fee was bit expensive 10€ per person.it's a long walk inside better to go prepared with food drinks and good shoes.
  • Really nice! Great place to spend a sunny afternoon. There are Gorilas, Camels, Birds, Zebras and many other amazing animals! There are cafes and a couple of places to eat and rest. Perfect to activity for the kids as well! There is an entire playground area and they get to pet the baby goats
  • If you’re a tourist don’t make this a high in your priority list. If you’re a local, yes definitely bring the kids here. It’s a small zoo, one of the smallest we’ve seen across the world. We went during what would be considered a very hot day and hardly saw any of the animals. They have a playground and overall our kids enjoyed it.
  • Great Variety of wildlife animals. There are also houses for Fish, aquatic reptiles, land reptiles and aviaries. If I am to give one advice, is to not go to the Zoo on a hot day, as most of the outdoors animals will be sleeping somewhere with a shade, which coincidentally is far from sight, so you don't get the chance of seeing certain animals like the Tiger and the Lion upclose or at all. Of course bring water with you because there is a lot of walking involved. But if you forgot, you can always grab a seat in one of the many outdoors cafes and grab an ice coffee, or if you're on a vacation maybe a beer at 1 pm, don't worry they won't judge.
  • Summary: if you stay in Frankfurt with young children, it is good to visit. If you are driving, choose another zoo in another city. In the last year I visited 6 zoos in 4 countries, all of them were better than this one. In details: It's a missed opportunity. Good area, they have the basic animals you expect in a zoo, but they did not think this through. For example the little cart that you can rent to carry children around is very heavy, comfortably only seats 1 child although it looks much bigger. And to access many places you need to climb stairs, which means you need to leave your cart behind. There are good spaces for the animals, but there are no raised viewing platforms around, so often all you see is some movement far away. You try to show a lion, a tiger, a bear to a 3 year old and they have no clue where to look because obviously there are only some bushes or trees there. Bring cash. Card payment is not possible. And the nearest ATM is about 5 minutes walk away. You will need cash for entrance fee, cart rental, ice cream, cold drinks. Card payment works in the souvenir shop. The map is very basic (and only in German), so it's difficult to plan which way you want to go. The signs are not really helpful so expect some missed turns.
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