Exciting encounters with our animal inhabitants, or colourful events for all ages – a visit to Dresden Zoo is never less than a safari into a whole new world… Go to events
All admission tickets and season tickets are also available as vouchers. We are more than happy to send these to you with an invoice plus postage. Please use our contact form to send your request. Go to contact form
How about a souvenir?
Round off your trip with a visit to our Zoo shop, which stocks a varied range of gifts, cuddly toys, games and Indonesian wood art. A great shopping experience at Dresden Zoo all year round.
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Zoo tours & birthday parties
Would you like to get to know Dresden Zoo in a whole new light?
Then why not book one of our fascinating zoo tours, led by our experienced zoo scouts.
You will learn more about the preferences, behaviour and eating habits of our animal residents, and get a great insight into everyday zoo life. Take a look behind the scenes of some of our enclosures, and be informed about current topics such as conservation and environmentally-friendly resources.
Children’s birthday parties at the zoo
Turn your child’s birthday into an animal experience! Invite some friends on a trip to the zoo for a few animal surprises! Go to zoo tours
For our youngest visitors
Our zoo is very popular with young families. We provide spacious changing areas in the sanitary facilities at the entrance and exit, as well as at the Penguin Café. Nappies are supplied free of charge by our partner “dm-Drogeriemarkt”.
Walking with small children? You can hire a hand cart for 1.00 euro or a Hawazuzie wagon for 2.00 euros at the main entrance to make your stroll through the zoo a breeze! (Each charged with a deposit!)
More than seven playgrounds & our Zoo Kasper
Our young visitors can look forward to lots of playgrounds for running about, climbing and swinging, as well as the exciting adventures of our zoo’s very own puppet Kasper (free of charge). Go to children’s pages
Restaurant, café & snacks
Eating at the zoo
We are pleased to offer four different gastronomic facilities:
The restaurant “Ristofante” (open all year) is located in the Africa House, or you can enjoy a beer garden atmosphere beneath the shady trees at the “Lime tree Oasis” (open during high season) next to Lemur Island.
Have a snack at the “Kangaroo Stop” near the vulture aviary, where our younger visitors can do some speedy laps on the scooters, or go climbing in an African stilts village at the “Penguin Café” (open during high season), which is situated next to its namesake birds in the eastern section of the zoo.
Conferences and celebrations
Our rooms are also available for conferences and celebrations. Just get in touch!
Great experiences with no limitations
No barriers at Dresden Zoo
Dresden Zoo aims to offer all visitors easy access for a visit that is rich in experience. Upon arrival, we have two disabled parking spots available free of charge, while the tram stop area outside the zoo has been sunk to facilitate wheelchair access.
Zoo guide books in braille or in large font can be borrowed at the entrance. Plus our flat, paved paths allow everyone to explore the entire site with ease. All animal enclosures and houses as well as localities provide easy access (no steps). Disabled toilets are situated at the entrance as well as at the Africa house.
Two wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge on request for visitors with limited mobility. These can be reserved on +49 351 / 47 80 60 for your visit to the zoo.
…to ensure a great visit for all
Not allowed at the zoo
Dogs are not permitted in the zoo, but can be left in our separate dog kennels for 2.50 euros upon deposit of personal ID documents.
Bicycles, training bikes, skateboards, etc.:
For safety reasons, it is not permitted to bring bicycles, scooters, skateboards, inline skates or any other children’s vehicles without connecting rods into the zoo. Such items must be stored outside the zoo. In the interests of safety and to spare our visitors undue nuisance, we kindly ask for your understanding. Discover our zoo on foot, with buggies, hand carts, Hawazuzie wagons or wheelchairs.
Projectile toys and games:
Balls, Frisbees, etc. are not permitted in the zoo.
… if you’ve got to go
Toilets at the zoo
Toilets can be found at the main entrance and exit, at the “Kangaroo Stop” snack bar, as well as at the “Penguin Café”. There is a disabled toilet for wheelchair users at the entrance building (Africa house) and at the sanitary facilities next to the Zoo shop.