G loves going to aquariums and zoos. Each time we go to a new city he looks them up and if time permits we visit them. Like the Zurich Zoo, this one is huge. The animals have very big enclosures and don’t look pitiful and sad like the ones at the London Zoo (warning: don’t bother going!).
But I’ll tell you what was odd: seeing animals you’d see in hot climates in a cold one. There were camels, flamingos and giraffes walking about in the snow. So so odd. I wanted to get them all knitted sweaters. But they seemed fine enough. I can only hope that they are happy. At least they didn’t look sad.
Munich Zoo has the most baby animals that I have ever seen in a zoo. They have a baby elephant, kangaroos, monkeys, and maybe soon a polar bear!
This little guy was beyond adorable. We stood watching him for ages. He tried putting a shirt on and when that didn’t work he used it to hang from. He even did a few somersaults, much to G’s pleasure.
Big papa down here kept pacing back and forth for quite a while. I swear it was because he was missing his partner, Giovanna. Rumor has it that his lady has taken up in a litter to possibly give birth to a cub very soon. Zoo officials aren’t 100% sure but all signs point to yes!
The next day we headed to Nymphenburg Palace. A nicely sized palace but you’re only allowed to view less than half. And no flash can be used while using your camera. So my photos are limited to the great hall, which was nice and bright.
I would highly recommend the Munich Zoo and the frankfurters at their cafe. They were both excellent. As for the palace it’s a nice time-waster but not a huge must when in Munich.