Wilhelma is Stuttgart’s wonderful zoo and botanical garden, which originates in the nineteenth century. It was King William I of Württemberg who commissioned Moorish gardens in this area, which were opened as a botanical garden between 1845 and 1853.
Wilhelma stretches alongside Rosensteinpark and it is a favorite with tourists and the citizens of Stuttgart. Lots of families with children come to enjoy the park.
There are over 5,000 species of flora in the botanical garden, the most abundant kinds are tropical plants. Do not miss the orchids, camellias, and the pond lilies, among the largest in the world. As regards the zoo, it counts around 1,000 species of animals, and a total of 8,000 specimen.
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden belongs to the historic heritage of Baden-Wurttemberg. This park has undergone many transitions from being a purely private retreat of a king to becoming a zoo and a botanical garden for the public. It has... more over 2.1 million visitors per year. The park is 70 acres of land and has a historical and a newer section to it.