Traveler reviews: Tiergarten Nürnberg (Zoological Garden)
Set in a lovely setting
It was more like we were walking through a park than a zoo. Some hilly walks, but you can hire a buggy for €4 if you have children that get tired. A good play area in the middle, too. Easy to get... read more
Zoo with some not that common animals
We visited after season, so it may be part of it, but everything seemed a little bit shabby - toilets, pavilions.. But never mind, because they have some really cool animals: dolphins and manatees... read more
The park itself was scenic though a little hilly. The enclosures for the small animals seemed adequate. But the tigers were inside a small glass enclosure with one at a time allowed outside into a... read more
The West Indian Manatee, which belongs to the manatee family (family Trichedhidae, genus "Trichechus"), is not just the namesake of the tropical house in the Nuremberg Zoo, but als its stars.
Non scratch surfaces, energy from plant pigments and "ant intelligence" - in the Bionicum Ideenreich Natur visitor center (Nature Imagination Center), everything focuses on the fascinating world of bionics.
The Dolphin Lagoon is a most impressive 5.3 million litre salt water lagoon with a depth of 6 metres and a surface area of 1,100 square metres that has been designed to provide as near a natural habit for its residents. With seating for some 2000 guests this will provide a perfect setting to watch the dolphins and sea lions.
Five extensive free enclosures, some of the largest in Europe, are a habitat for Californian sea lions, penguins, otters and polar bears.