Naturzoo Rheine

Naturzoo Rheine

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Recommended by 154 out of 171 hikers


  • Andreas Kronier

    The Rheine Nature Zoo is located in the north of the city of Rheine in the Münsterland. Together with the Gottesine saltworks, the Bentlage monastery and the surrounding Bentlager forest, it forms a local recreation area.
    The zoo was founded in 1937 as a domestic animal garden with fallow and wild boar as well as other Central European animal species. Although the focus was initially on the local fauna, the zoo also housed Rhesus and Javanese monkeys from the start. It was not until 1965 that the zoo changed its concept and focused primarily on non-European animal species.
    Especially since 1973, under its scientific director Wolfgang Salzert, the zoo has achieved national renown thanks to many new enclosures and its commitment to protecting species and nature.
    In 1974, the first accessible monkey forest in Germany was opened in the Rheine Nature Zoo, the first inhabitants of which also today's colony of barbary apes.
    In 2004, with the help of donations and support from the city of Rheine and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new seal and penguin facility was opened that replaced the old, unsuitable pools.
    With around 290,000 visitors a year, the zoo is one of the most visited leisure activities in the Steinfurt district.

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    • March 12, 2017

  • Volker

    Single cards
    Adults from 18 years € 9.00
    Children and pupils from 3 to 17 years € 4.00
    Children under 3 years free
    Reduced € 8.00
    Family day ticket parents with children up to 17 years € 27.00

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Berger

    A very nice zoo, always interesting the monkeys. You can go inside the enclosure but take good care of your belongings. It's best to leave everything in front of the enclosure.

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    • January 25, 2018

  • Sandra

    Here you can see the penguins up close. Beautiful.

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    • November 11, 2018

  • 🐝 Sabine 🐝

    There is a forest adventure trail, a butterfly meadow, numerous walk-in bird aviaries and the walk-in monkey forest. Rheine also has other superlatives to offer: the largest colony of white storks in North Rhine-Westphalia, the world's largest breeding colony for blood breast baboons (Dscheladas) and the largest colony of weaver birds outside of Africa.

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    • December 5, 2020

  • Sandra

    So far I did not know how cute Otter can be.

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Sandra

    Great for kids and all the animals like

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Sandra

    A nice destination for families and all the animals like.

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Lille and Me 🐾👣

    Beautiful and well maintained zoo, which is particularly suitable for children due to its many hands-on stations and the forest nature trail. The size is manageable and therefore easy to handle even with smaller children. A large playground and a bistro as well as the Zooshop entrance complete the offer.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Hier kommt der Claus

    The zoo is open every day from 9 a.m. all year round.
    in summer: until 6 p.m., on Sundays and public holidays until 7 p.m.
    in winter: until 5 p.m. or until dusk falls

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    • November 23, 2020

  • IrmgiWa

    Really a wonderful place for a day trip. You should take your time with you, because there is a lot to see and especially with the monkeys you can stop for a long time. The Webervogel colony is also a real experience.

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    • August 8, 2021

  • Frauke

    Wonderful little zoo. Unlike in many large and modern facilities such as in Gelsenkirchen or Wuppertal, you get very close to the animals. In any case, this makes up for the fact that not all species live there.

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    • October 12, 2021

  • 🥾🍄🍃🍂🦋Nelleke 🌤🚲🐌🌳🌲

    A beautiful zoo. Next to the zoo you will find a beautiful park.

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    • January 8, 2022

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