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Black Forest and Baden-Baden Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Leave the city of Frankfurt behind and travel to the southwest corner of Germany by luxury coach. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. a chic Black Forest spa town for sightseeing with your expert guide. Visit the famous Belle Epoque Kurhaus Casino one of the oldest and most beautiful gambling houses in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic casino admire the extravagant interior furnishings and soak in the château-like atmosphere.Your day trip continues with a scenic round-trip tour through the vast deep-green woods of the Black Forest
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Heidelberg and Baden-Baden Tour from Frankfurt
"Leave central Frankfurt and travel south to Heidelberg in the northern Baden-Württemberg region – roughly an hour away. Straddling the River Neckar the romantic city is framed by dense woodlands that seemingly try to hide its star attraction – Heidelberg Castle. Referred to as the 'schloss’ by locals the castle is the epitome of a fairytale fortress with palatial Gothic-Renaissance architecture lavish grounds and heart-stopping views. Head inside and explore the ruins with your guide walking through its large courtyard and along the terrace. Drink in the sweeping views and then admire some of the castle’s artifacts like the wine barrel that is said to be the largest in the world.After your castle tour
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Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Leave the city of Frankfurt behind and travel to the southwest corner of Germany by luxury coach. You'll head to the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald) to discover the sunny region of deep-green woodland that covers the mountains in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. a chic Black Forest spa town for sightseeing with your expert guide. Elegant and sophisticated Baden-Baden offers a delightful townscape of tree-lined avenues grand buildings and boutiques alongside its legendary thermal baths. See the famous Kurhaus Casino before traveling through the dark Black Forest woods to visit Lake Mummelsee.In the afternoon your trip will continue west to the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg
From EUR185.00

City Garden and Zoo Tips (7)

Zoo and Stadtgarten

Conveniently located opposite the train station, just across the square, the zoo is easy to reach. Karlsruhe's zoo is not one of the big famous ones in this country but still nice to see, especially with kids.
Some animals have already got modern and roomy homes - the polar bears are the zoo's pride - while some others still inhabit smaller and old-fashioned cages. Improvements are in progress, the construction works on a new seal basin have just started.
Part of the zoo area is the Stadtgarten, a lovely flowering park. A boat ride on the lake may add some romance to your visit.

Opening hours: winter 9.00-16.00, spring and autumn 9.00-17.00, summer 9.00-18.00
Entrance fees: adults 5,50 €, concessions 4,50 €, kids 2,50 €.

Alert: The zoo Karlsruhe has a very rigid copyright policy and does not allow publishing photos taken there, not even in private blogs or websites. I think this is a silly policy and they are not doing their reputation any favour with this, but well, if this is what they want... German law has changed since Jan 1, 2014 to a much stricter persecution of copyright violations. Hence I am deleting my photos in here as I do not want trouble.

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Kathrin_E
Jan 10, 2014

Zoo

The Karlsruhe Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Germany. It started in 1865, when the Baden Poultry Breeding Association opened the zoological gardens. But soon, the cost were so immense, that the city took over.

The whole complex has been expanded continuously since then including the creation of the lakes and many gardens.

Today, the zoo is home to over 1000 animals of 150 species from all over the world - with a just recently built polar bear environment for the three polar bears. 800 large trees from a wide diversity of countries, 15,000 roses of 300 strains, numerous tulips and summer flowers, shrubs and climbing plants make a visit to the zoo and gardens a very special experience whatever the time of the year.

The location of the zoo is pretty unique, too: it is right across the street from the Central Trainstation in the very middle of Karlsruhe!
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tini58de
Jul 22, 2012

Zoo

The zoo is one of Karlsruhe's attractions, it has a large area at its disposal where you can come across quite a number of animals and birds, from ducks to elephants. Student and group discounts apply.

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irisha
Jun 13, 2009

A COMPLETE ZOO

This has nothing to do with VT’ers and beer. The Karlsruhe Zoo is an amazing place that is open every day, has feeding times for you to watch the animals and has lot of educational activities for the kids. Yep, it’s a complete zoo. Everything from giraffes and apes to penguins. You can even glimpse some of the taller ones over the fence. The weblink below shows the changing opening times and up-to-date prices. A great day out for the whole family.

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May 11, 2009
 
 
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ZOO / Tiergarten

The history of the Karlsruhe Zoo goes back to 1865. At September 9 a group of citizens of the local Bird Society started the firts Zoo in the South of the city. Lack of money forced the transfer into a Zoo Society, that was funded with city money with the help of mayor Lauter.
In 1869 the anual numer of visitors passed the 50.000 mark.
In 1877 the Zoo was taken over by the city; again due to the finances.

In 1899 the first Rose Garden was made with 3600 plant in 800 sorts.
Sea lions came to the zoo in 1913.

In 1924 the new Train Station was completed and more space came available to the zoo. The garden were extended, a second Rose Garden was made and a Japanese Garden.

One of the most famous animals, Molly the Elephant moved to the zoo in 1924 at age 3; the animal died in 1941.

In World War II the area was bombed repeatedly; most animals were housed elsewhere, but still many died. The grounds were use by the local population to grow vegetables.

After the war in 1947 the zoo was reconstructed.

Admission: Euro 5.50 (adult).
Gondolas (small boats): Additional Euro 3.50.

Hours: Daily 9AM - 4PM in winter; 5PM in Spring and Autumn; 6PM in Summer.

Feeding times: Between 3 & 4PM

No dogs allowed.

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pieter_jan_v
Jan 02, 2009

City Garden and Zoo

Karlsruhe's zoo is in the middle of the city right across the street from the main train station. It is located in a lush park - the Stadtgarten (city garden).

The zoo exhibits all kinds of animals but is especially famous for its modern facility for polar bears which are successfully breeded here.

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Bernd_L
Oct 28, 2004

Zoo and park

I like a lot the Karlsruhe zoo and park. It is just in the center of Karlsruhe. Old and young people enjoy it. Karlsruhe is very proud to have a beautiful place for the ice bears.

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Oct 03, 2004

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