Zoo and Wildlife parks in Bochum
Between Essen and Dortmund, Bochum is a city born on the back of the Industrialisation of the Ruhrgeniet at the end of the 19th century. The days of coal mining and steel manufacturing are mostly in the past, as the last big facilities closed down in the 1980s. But the heavy industry heritage lives on at the world-class German Mining Museum and Zeche Hannover, a colliery with steam-age equipment still in place.
Ruhr University Bochum is one of the biggest higher learning institutions in Germany and is runs a few museums and attractions around the city like the free botanical garden. For kids there’s also a zoo, cutting-edge planetarium and a man-made lake on the Ruhr for all sorts of outdoor fun in summer.
This is rather a mix of aquarium and natural history museum, than a zoo which the name indicates. Still it has a good collection of birds and reptiles, as well as a few mammals. The Bochum Tierpark - Small but mighty! Located in the city park in the center of Bochum, allows the zoo with about 350 species of animals an overview not only of the European fauna.
Animal-friendly husbandry has top priority for us at Zoo-Diemel. We take care of our animals with heart and mind and provide our customers with competent advice on all matters relating to pet ownership. We stock a comprehensive range of pet products of all kinds, which we constantly update.