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Mannheim parks offer plenty of greenery, wildlife and gorgeous scenery for the most avid outdoors-men. Come see for yourself if Mannheim lives up to its reputation as a green city. ;-)
Mannheim Zoo at Luisenpark
Animal lovers should head over to Luisenpark for their attractive zoo and aviary. The animals range from otters to penguins and tamarin monkeys to mongoose and geckos.
The aviary includes snowy owls, white storks and flamingos. And don’t overlook the creatures of the sea that can be found here. You’ll see lovable clown fish, spiky lion fish, floating sea turtles and vicious piranhas.
This Mannheim nature park is one of the city’s and Europe’s most beautiful. The Luisenpark is forty-one hectares of greenery and some stellar attractions. It was founded in 1903 just along the Neckar River.
Some of the most popular exhibits include the zoo mentioned above, a butterfly house, the Chinese tea house and boat rides on the lake. The lake also doubles as a stage for summertime performances.
This Mannheim nature park boasts a small zoo filled with sheep, woolly pigs, donkeys, and turkeys. There’s a lake and knolls covered in flowers. Stop and play some chess with a local in the Herzogenriedpark. Or you can compete in a game of table tennis with a friend.
If you’re traveling with kids or feeling young at heart, head over to the trampoline for some fun-filled jumps.
The Reißinsel is another example of Mannheim’s emphasis on the green city. This Mannheim nature preserve is an important breeding ground for local wildlife. (In fact, the park is closed from March to June because of this.) But if you make it when the park is open, you’ll be treated to a wide variety of bird life.
Woodpeckers and wild duck are just some of the birds you might spot during a hike through these woods.
The park is partially on a floodplain, so parts of it are frequently underwater. There’s also a large orchard at the center.