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Thesweham´s Central European zoo tour, June 2015

Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by Thesweham, 1 Jun 2015.

  1. Thesweham

    Thesweham Well-Known Member

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    After have been planned this tour since the end of last year, I and my mom will take a trip and explore Central Europe and to visit some zoos. The countries we will visit are Switzerland, France, Germany and totally about 9 zoos. This is our first time ever to visit Switzerland and France. We will travel with train between the cities and countries (We have bought Interrail card). :)

    The plan looks so far -

    June 1 - Fly to Zürich.
    June 2 - Zürich Zoo.
    June 3 - Voliere Zürich.
    June 4 - Basel Zoo and hopefully Tierpark Erlen-Verein.
    June 5 - Mulhouse Zoo.
    June 6 - Heidelberg Zoo.
    June 8 - Nürnberg Zoo.
    June 10-12 - Opel Zoo and Frankfurt zoo.
    June 13 - Fly back to Sweden.

    It would be friendly if someone of you, who has visited any of these zoos and are having some good recommendations about what I must to see on this tour, so I'm not missed it.

    ;)

    // Thesweham.
     
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  2. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great trip Thesweham. The only one I've been to is Zurich Zoo, which has many world-class exhibits, with Masaola Rainforest the best (and potentially the single best zoo exhibit in the world). Its a fairly straightforward zoo to get around, and I don't think you're likely to miss anything. Plan on spending as much time as possible in Masaola, and make sure you explore all the pathways! Definitely a whole day zoo if you can wrangle it.

    Looking forward to hearing about your trip! :cool:
     
  3. arafan

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    That's a good trip! But I don't belive that you will need one day for the Voliere Zürich. May you can add the Wildnispark Langenberg or an other day in the zoo, honestly I never needed more than 4 hours for the zoo, but I went there with a person who never visited it bevore and we spent 7 hours there and didn't seen the Masoala rainforest and the etiopian highlands.
     
  4. devilfish

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    Hey Thesweham, hope you're having fun. I'm glad arafan already mentioned that Zurich's voliere doesn't need long. Hope you spent a brilliant day at the zoo, and that you enjoy the rest of the trip!
     
  5. lintworm

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    Tierpark Lange Erlen en Basel can easily be combined within a day. And I would advise you to include a 2 hour visit to Zoo Landau on your day in Heidelberg. Or skip these alltogether and go to the Wilhelma in Stuttgart instead, which I find one of the most interesting German zoos.
     
  6. Thesweham

    Thesweham Well-Known Member

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    I arrived to Zürich at noon on Monday after a safe flight from Gothenburg, Sweden. on Tuesday I visited the zoo and I like it, many great exhibits for example the new Elephant park and Masaola Rainforest, the weather was very hot (about 25-28 + degrees) too. On Wednesday I went out after breakfast and took the tram down to Voliere and also to visited the park and walked along the lake in the hot weather.

    I will update more soon.

    / Thesweham.
     
  7. savethelephant

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    I assume you are referring to celcius?:p
     
  8. Thesweham

    Thesweham Well-Known Member

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    Of course. ;)
     
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    It's only you funny Americans who use fahrenheit :p
     
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  11. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    How was the rest of your trip? :)