Wilhelma, Stuttgart Germany's unique zoological-botanical gardens, one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe, was built from 1842 - 1853 for King Wilhelm I of Wuerttemberg as a Moorish garden; around 9,000 animals of almost 1,000 species, exemplary facilities and greenhouses which are open to the public, important collections of orchids, large magnolia grove, aquarium with crocodile hall and famous coral fish collection, modern ape house, bear facilities, walk-in bird free flight facility, demonstration farm with petting enclosure. With ca. 1.8 million visitors a year, one of the most visited sights in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The animal houses are open 45 minutes after the admission office is closed and the greenhouses up to 30 minutes. The aquarium (opens at 9:00 a.m.) closes on Tuesdays one hour before the animal houses. The park can be visited until nightfall - at latest until 8:00 p.m.turkeyarena.com Group tours from March to October with registration The Wilhelma Main Restauranthas room for 350 guests - outside you will even find 850 visitor chairs, tables and benches. The Café Belvedere is somewhat smaller, they have 32 or 150 spaces. In the restaurant at the demonstration farm, 100 or 200 guests have space.