Wilhelma Zoo & Botanical Garden
The Wilhelma is not your typical zoo! It is the only zoological and botanical garden in Germany, and its combination of animal park, botanical garden and historic site makes it unique in the world.
King William I of Württemberg had the Wilhelma built as a combination of gardens and residential buildings, designed with Moorish flair. After the Second World War, when much of the historic site was destroyed, Wilhelma gradually transformed itself to the present day attraction.
Wilhelma offers the chance to see around 8,000 animals of almost 1,000 species and more than 6,000 plant species! Highlights include:
- the largest water lilies in the world
- the largest magnolia grove north of the Alps
- important orchid collections
- an aviary you can walk through
- petting zoo with farm animals
- world-famous aquarium with terrarium and crocodile shed
Wilhelma is a great place to spend an entire day with your family! What’s more, it’s worth visiting in every season: in spring and summer, when plants bloom and many animals have babies; or in autumn and winter, when you can enjoy peace and comfort in the warm greenhouses and animal houses.
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