Corona Virus: Restrictions for the zoo visit

Corona Virus: Restrictions for your visit
Due to the current corona developments there are restrictions for the zoo visit.   The zoo will remain open until further notice. However, there are some restrictions in response to developments on the novel coronavirus:   Our animal houses, petting zoo and zoo shop will be closed immediately. Also,... show news show all news

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Opening hours

Open 365 days a year (also public holidays)…

... spring (from 16/02/2019) 
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... summer (from 31/03/2019)
from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

... autumn (from 04/10/2019)
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

... winter (from 01/11/2019)*
from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
* on 24/12 & 31/12 open to 3 pm
and ticket desk closes at 2 pm

Ticket desk closes 45 minutes before the zoo closes.

Events 2019

Veranstaltungen 2017
Family Day in zoo with Zoo Mascot KOALI
From Easter, the Zoo will once again be filled with cheerful music, games, discovery and natural marvels. Visitors to the Zoo, both young and old, can look forward to a programme of exciting and entertaining events. Animal lovers will experience a fun way to learn more about species conservation, environmental protection and of course our Zoo's inhabitants. There's something for everyone here!

  More information about our events...

21 / 22 April     Enchanting Easter at the zoo
29 April            Polster & Pohl Family Zoo Festival
5 May              Saxx life Animal Sponsor Festival
19 May            Dixieland in family
29 May to 4 July    tjg-Summer theatre in the zoo
                        "Die feuerrote Blume"
1 June             Oppacher Children`s day
7 June             Dreamnight at the zoo
                        (the zoo closes after 4:30 pm!)
23 June          Giraffe conservation day
30 June           DVB family day 
11 August       Elephant conservation day
25 August       "Sugar Cone" Festival
15 September  Zoo Day
3 October        Discovery Day
31 October      Halloween
15 December   Christmas with the animals