We visited the Luisenpark in Mannheim. Seriously the biggest park I have been to so far in Germany. It had large open areas, a few playgrounds, a water play area, animals, a lake, restaurants, and more.
some 'art' along the path
We went for a boat ride in one of these. They seemed to run along a track from one end of the lake to the other. I was a bit disappointed that we had to pay extra for the ride, but it definitely save us a lot of walking! The people in the boat ahead of this one wanted their stroller to come along for the ride as well.
These huge fish followed all the boats, apparently hoping for a handout. Christine liked to stick her finger in their mouths and bop them on the head.
It was little disconcerting to see them come swimming toward the boat in groups. Some were 2-3 feet long.
The bird section had quite a variety of large birds, some of which were roaming freely around the park. Big signs warned us not to pet the penguins though!
This flamingo looked so funny 'sitting down'
For some reason, this tree was covered in pacifiers.
Near the entrance, we found extensive flower gardens. Gorgeous!
(see the owl?)
Here is how Nicole spent her day.