Luisenpark is an animal park in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The is named after princess Luise Marie Elizabeth of Prussia, a close relative of three German emperors and started as something of a private zoo in 1892, destroyed in the war and reopened as a mix of park and zoo in 1958.
Luisenpark has the biggest colony of white storks of any city in Germany: 900 birds and 30 breeding pairs. Other animals featured in the park includes penguins, otter, owls, mongooses (zebramanguste) and flamingos spanned over 41 hectares. Other attractions include a greenhouse, “gondoletta” boats and a variety of facilities for children.
The park is not very expensive €6 for adults and has lots of facilities including wonderful restaurants and Chinese tea house by the lake and lots of sun loungers to relax. One of the park highlights is an enormous communications tower that has a 360 degree view of Mannheim from the viewing platform and a skyline revolving restaurant. On a busy summer day it could be slightly difficult parking so come early in the day.
Location: Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
Opens all year
Tickets from 6€
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