Düsseldorf is a very green city that offers much for animal and nature lovers. The zoos, wild animal parks and gardens will keep you cool, relaxed and in harmony with nature.
This Düsseldorf zoo features over 400 animal species, with a focus on amphibians, fish, reptiles and insects. Adults and children alike will have an opportunity to learn about evolution and geology. And be sure not to miss the zoo’s highlights: recreations of life in the rain forest, coral reef and the desert.
If you didn’t get your fill of exotic and wild animals at the zoo, then be sure to check out this wilderness park. Some of the animals that call Grafenberger Park home include fallow deer, raccoons, wild boar, mouflon, foxes, wildcats, birds and an ant colony.
The Hofgarten is a Düsseldorf park that was one of the city’s first gardens, founded in the 16th century. With an excellent location, right in the middle of the city, it is the perfect place to go and relax after (or during!) a long day of sightseeing.
Both tourists and locals can be seen here, cooling off in the shade of the trees, enjoying the pond and fountains.
The Lantz’scher Park is a beautiful English garden that will delight everyone from art aficionados to young children. The interesting architecture puts the park on the tourist’s must-see list. The large mansion in the middle of the park is a beautiful building that is well-suited to such a lush surrounding.
Kids with no interest in the arts will still find plenty of fun at one of The Lantz’scher’s many playgrounds.
This lovely Düsseldorf nature park is another great attraction of this green city. You are sure to love the many flower beds and fountains. History lovers will take note of some of the park’s monuments, while sun worshipers will be happy to find a free patch of grass to catch some rays. This gorgeous place has something for everyone.
Don’t miss the exquisite Japanese garden located within.