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Gelsenkirchen: Zoom Erlebniswelt

Transformed from the former Ruhr zoo, the theme park "Zoom" in Gelsenkirchen offers a family-friendly atmosphere and diverse attractions. The zoo is subdivided into three areas, which house species from the eponymous regions Alaska, Africa and Asia. Exploring the park via originally designed circular routes, visitors enjoy glimpses into and views across the spacious enclosures. Thrilling and relaxing is the simulated trip on an ice floe in Alaska, as well as the actual boat trip across Africa.