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Tierpark Hellabrunn

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Tierpark Hellabrunn Review

On the Isar, just upstream from the city, this attractive zoo has many parklike enclosures but a minimum of cages. This zoo is slightly different from most others in that it's a self-styled nature reserve, and it follows a concept called Geo-Zoo, which means care has been taken to group animals according to their natural and geographical habitats. Critics of the concept of zoos won't agree, but supporters appreciate the extra attention to detail. As well as the usual tours, there are also nighttime guided tours with special night-vision equipment (call ahead of time). The huge zoo area also includes restaurants and children's areas, and some of the older buildings are in typical Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style. From Marieneplatz, take U-bahn 3 to Thalkirchen, at the southern edge of the city.

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  • Address: Tierparkstr. 30, Thalkirchen, Munich, 81543 | Map It
  • Phone: 089/625–080
  • Cost: €12
  • Hours: Late Mar.–late Oct., daily 9–6; late Oct.–Mar., daily 9–5
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  • Subway: Thalkirchen (U-bahn 3)
  • Location: Outside the Center
Updated: 11-18-2013

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    Well not a bad experience

    The zoo officials do deserve a word of praise for the care they are taking of animals. The habbitat that has been provided to the animal is very close their natural habbitat. Temperature, humidity, noise levels ambience all was close their natural.. The only bad part of the zoo was that everything was in German language.. not even a single write-up in English. Well this has been the problem in whole of my europe trip. Dont miss any of the huts or houses.. they are the enclosure with some special animals who need different climatic conditions than what prevail in the city

    by apiplani, 12/30/06

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