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Grugapark Essen

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Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8883106
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Huge park with something for everyone

Speciman botanical farden. Hug e pool, lots of kids play areas, petting zoo, tiny train, aviary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KathleenJulia
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Very beatiful park

I was there. The park is big and beatiful designed. You can walk there and take beatiful pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ghazalefb
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Ratingen, Germany
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great park” (3 reviews)
“pony rides” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 8883106
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"small entrance fee"
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"every week"
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"maintained park"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"an oasis"
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"huge park"
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"different areas"
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"other hand"
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"public transport"
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"birds"
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"lakes"
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"parks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Speciman botanical farden. Hug e pool, lots of kids play areas, petting zoo, tiny train, aviary, restsurant. I spent the whole day there and barely scratched the surface.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there. The park is big and beatiful designed. You can walk there and take beatiful pictures. It is also placed in good part of Essen.

Thank ghazalefb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely four hours there. Entrance fee was reasonable, but you needed coins for the trampolines and have to play extra for the train and pony riding too. Beautiful gardens that I would have liked to explore more, but the kids just wanted to...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend a summer day with young children!!!It has a large range of trees, flowers, statues and ponds to explore.There is a small zoo with farm animals,some exotic birds, mainly parots and flamingos.The rose garden is impressive.A beatiful place to have a...More

Thank pontikiif
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Park is well worth the €4 entry fee. I spent 2 days here while my husband was at the Conference Centre. The gardens are beautiful and varied. Lawns, lakes, formal planting, play areas, lots of sculptures. There are plenty of places to buy refreshments,...More

Thank CMSonhol
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Huge interesting park. Far too big to discover it all in 3 days. Well laid out. Plenty to see. Miniature railway around the park and Model railway display next to Orangery. Park and display involves entry charge.

Thank jomkeys
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The most impressive point of attraction from Essen. A lot of flowers, green all around you. Nice statues.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The park is nice, there a lot of things to do. You can just go there for chilling, walking or doing sports. There is a liddle train going through the park and even animals are to find. Especially events like the light show are making...More

1  Thank Kai J
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I was there for some hours there. The park is really beatiful and nicely designed. Very big and good place to take pictures

Thank ghazalefb
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This particular park is one of the largest in Germany; it hosts many sport and social activities. It a place for fresh air picnic, hiking, jogging and other sport activities. In addition the park is the place to meet friends and to learn about various...More

Thank Gshannan
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LJE-UK
8 July 2017|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is good for a full day if you like nature and want it quiet, it can also become crowded but there is always a quiet area, it is huge. Nice with a camera.
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Response from ACL3112 | Reviewed this property |
Tageskarten zum einmaligen Parkbesuch * Day ticket for single entry Erwachsene - Adults 4,00 Euro Schüler ab 16 Jahre, Studenten, Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr... More
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