Zoo Dresden - Unterirdischer Zoo

Observe the animals up close

Our petting zoo at Dresden Zoo

We have had a small petting zoo here since 1986. In October 1992, however, the site was completely rebuilt.

Now you can pet Cameroon sheep there and watch the domestic pigs going about their business. Over Easter, you can also watch eggs being incubated, and see the chicks getting bigger and bigger.
The new mouse castle is a great place for our cute rodents to tumble about in a typical farmer’s kitchen.

Plus, our young visitors can take a slide down into the nearby Underground Zoo, and there’s also a playground that’s great for climbing and romping about. Anyone who gets right to the top of the climbing frame gets the best views of the meerkats in their compound!

for lazy kids...

Hand carts and Hawazuzies

Service - Zoo Dresden GmbH
Hire a hand cart for just 1 euro or a Hawazuzie kids' wagon for 2 euros!
(Each charged with a deposit!)

for our smallest guests...


Service - Zoo Dresden GmbH
We provide spacious changing areas in the sanitary facilities. Nappies are supplied free of charge.

Zoo Kasper

Dresden Zoo Kasper
Dresden Zoo has hosted Kasper since 1931. Puppet master Stefan Flinner has taken care of performances for 15 years – he makes up stories and dialogue, works behind the scenes and composes the music ... Go to Zoo Kasper


Dresden Zoo Playgrounds
The animals at our zoo need plenty of peace and quiet; they don’t like people shouting or dashing around. But we know that most people need to let loose at some point. That’s where our six playgrounds come in ... Let off some steam here

Children`s birthdays

Children’s birthdays
Children’s birthdays at the zoo are certainly something special. Away from everyday urban life, children will learn lots of little facts about the inhabitants on an interactive tour through the zoo. 
  More info here

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