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City: Essen 45149
Federal State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Size: 70 ha (175 acre)

Animals: 327 animals of 65 species

Opened in 1929

This collection is mainly a theme park                                                                                                         

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children
Playground, playgrounds, pony riding, and much more

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure, pony riding

AttraktionenOther attractions
Miniature golf, lookout tower

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, for a fee, for (school) groups

EssenEat & drink
Kiosk, restaurant, barbecue site
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Toilets for handicapped, baby changing room

Dogs allowed (on a leash)

TermineEvents during the year
Annual festival, special events, exhibitions, concerts

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotevery day 9 hrs. until dusk


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 4 €
 dotChildren (age 6 - 14): 1,2 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees for: Pupils / high school students; family admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: On the A52 (exit Norbertstr./ Messe)

Anfahrt & By public transport: Underground U11 (Messe/ Stadion) and U17 (Margarethenhöhe), 5 min. walking

Aerial view and map at maps.google, in new window
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)

Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotThomas Hanster, Parkleiter
 dotBernd Schmidt-Knop, stellv. Parkleiter


PostAddress: Külshammerweg 32, 45149 Essen, GERMANY
Postal address:Postadresse: Virchowstraße 167a, 45147 Essen
MailE-mail: info@grugapark.de
WebWebsite: http://www.grugapark.de

* Please note: Most information given about the zoos is derived from our zoo database in German language by parsing keywords or auto-translation. While this works very well with most data, in some cases it might result in odd translation or missing additional details. You might want to have a look at the german German version for control and additional information.

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