With its seven fantastic theme worlds, Hannover Adventure Zoo is one of the most important tourist attractions in northern Germany, where you can observe more than 3,300 animals and watch daily shows and feeding times. Take a boat down the Zambezi through the savannah, follow the Evolution Trail to the top of the Gorilla Mountain, or observe elephants, tigers and pythons in the Indian Jungle Palace. Kangaroos, emus and wombats await you as you make your expedition across the shimmering red landscape of the Outback. Relive the thrill of the Gold Rush as you wander around the Canadian scenery of Yukon Bay, where wolves with glowing amber eyes lurk in the background, while caribou and bison stroll past. Enter the hull of the Yukon Queen freighter and experience the underwater world of the polar bears. These state-of-theart, natural-style enclosures allow the animals to withdraw from public view and afford visitors unforgettable experiences. The Mollywoop children’s paradise with pets’ corner is guaranteed to make young eyes shine. Meyer’s Farm, with its historical half-timbered barns, shows idyllic rural life of Lower Saxony as it used to be, including culinary attractions.
On an area of 3,500 square metres in the Herrenhausen district of Hannover, visitors can experience the whole range of aquatic habitats from the River Leine to the Caribbean and the Amazon: with shellfish, freshwater stingrays and piranhas, Germany’s first Sea Life tropical aquarium is home to more than 2,500 aquatic creatures in 37 maritime habitats. In the eightmetre long glass tunnel of the ocean aquarium, the spectators are only inches away from majestic sharks and turtles. A breathtaking path through the tropical plants of the rainforest leads across an amazing glass bridge, under which Cuban crocodiles lurk in the crystal clear water, baring their teeth.
The Tiergarten (Deer Park) in the Hannover district of Kirchrode was originally set up by Duke John Frederick in the late 17th century as a private hunting ground. A herd of 200 fallow deer now roams free, with no fences between visitors and animals. There are also enclosures with wild boar and wild horses. Visitors to the Wisentgehege (Bison Reserve) in Springe to the south of Hannover can admire 100 different species of wild animals: mysterious wolves and sleek otters, massive bison,
magnificent brown bears and majestic birds of prey make up the fascinating diversity of this 220-acre wildlife park. A forest education centre offers hands-on projects and special themed days and also organises children’s birthday parties, helping to
capture the imagination of young visitors and encourage them to discover more about the animal kingdom.