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A Day at Munich Zoo

a day at Munich zoo

What do you do when you got an entire day to kill in Germany? Well if you like us, we went to a zoo. Have I ever told you about that time we spent a day at Munich zoo? No. Well Let me tell you all about it.

A few years ago, we (husband and I) went traveling round Central Europe. We visited Paris, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and then finally Amsterdam. We took our backpack, had our interrail pass and we went off everywhere. We didn’t have a plan; we didn’t even know where we would be from one day to the next.

For us we both absolutely adore this trip and we are hoping to do it again next year. But this time we going to try and do the north of Europe. More details soon.

Anyway as I’m in a reflected mood, I thought I would tell about that time we spent a day at Munich zoo. We were in this little town on the border of Switzerland and Germany and we both decided we would love to do an overnight train. It was something we planned on doing before we started our trip, as we were trying to budget how much everything was going to cost.

We learnt that to get an overnight train we would have to travel to Germany and to Munich. So we did, we hoped onto a train and traveled to Munich. As soon as we got there, we decided to book the overnight train.

We soon learnt that the next overnight train is the following night and going to Amsterdam, perfect. But it did mean we had two days to kill. The first day we mooched around Munich by visiting a shopping mall, we also got a hotel room and chilled out in our room (ie catch up on our sleep!).

To cut a long story short, as Richard was looking on his phone on what to do the second day, he discovered that there was a zoo not far from our hotel. Our overnight train wasn’t leaving till 11:35pm so we had the entire day to kill, so visiting a zoo seemed to be the perfect solution.

Munich Zoo is deemed to be one of the cleanest and animal friendly zoo in Europe. The animals were never in cages or had no room to move around in. Instead of bars there was glass window to look into.

This gave us plenty opportunity to take plenty of photos and to basically see plenty of the animals. I came very close to a giraffe which was amazing and we had lots of fun looking at the various monkey.

a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo
a day at Munich zoo

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    15th March 2017 at 11:15 am

    Wow, you got some really great pics! Love!!

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    15th March 2017 at 1:57 pm

    What a fun day! I love zoos, and it looks like this is a good one!

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    Carrie Bostic
    15th March 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful photos! I want to visit Germany someday…

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    15th March 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Sounds like a really fun trip and great way to spend the day in Munich!

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    15th March 2017 at 3:13 pm

    How fun! I always enjoyed going to the zoo when I was a kid! I love seeing the elephants the most!

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    15th March 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I love that there were no cages or bars! All of the animals look super healthy and in a great environment. All zoos should be this way! 😊

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    15th March 2017 at 5:10 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time, and you got some awesome photos! I love the Giraffes they are so cute! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    15th March 2017 at 6:18 pm

    It’s been a minute I visited a zoo. The zoo looks very clean and you did good capturing them in their different moods.

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    15th March 2017 at 8:45 pm

    It looks awesome – you got some great photos! I love visiting zoos.

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    15th March 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I never would have thought to go to the zoo in Germany. great idea!

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    Vanessa K @ Tapestry Chronicles
    15th March 2017 at 11:43 pm

    If I’m ever in Germany I’ll definitely have to add this to my list of places to visit 🙂

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    15th March 2017 at 11:46 pm

    what? A day at the zoo and NO CHEETAH pictures??? hmmmmm….

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    Kindness in Demand
    16th March 2017 at 1:27 pm

    What a fun experience. My kids love the zoo and I feel like I often take it for granted. I loved looking at your pictures and remembering how incredible these animals are.

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    16th March 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Love the photos! Sounds like a lovely day and trip!♥ My hubby and I would love to travel to those places sometime in our life!

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    Sophie Gillum-Webb
    16th March 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I love going to the zoo and my son is a huge animal fan so he adores it!! Looks like you got some awesome pictures!!!

    Sophie x

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    Colleen Wool
    16th March 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Your pictures look awesome . i want to visit!

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    16th March 2017 at 11:45 pm

    So much fun! What lovely shots of the animals!

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    E H
    17th March 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Love the incredible photos you were able to take in this Zoo! Great photography skills taking shots of those wild things!

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    18th March 2017 at 8:07 am

    Looks like you have a fun day visiting with animals at Munich Zoo.

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    19th March 2017 at 8:19 am

    A visit to the zoo and in Munich, it looks great and you have really photographed the animals very well.



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