Online-Tickets and Corona Guidelines

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Buy your online tickets here. Simply click on the banner or the link above and then confirm by clicking “Please click here” when you are redirected to the next page. This will take you to the website of our ticket provider zoo2go, where you can buy your zoo ticket quickly and easily.

Due to the current situation, tickets can only be booked a few days in advance at present.

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Dear Visitors,

Zoo open from 6 April

After a brief closure over Easter, we are delighted to be able to welcome you back to Dresden Zoo from 6 April.
In accordance with the Coronavirus Protection Regulations currently in force in Saxony, we are able to open the Zoo without reference to incidence rates, provided that the number of hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients across Saxony does not exceed the upper limit (1,300).
On this basis, we are permitted to open subject to the following rules:

What do you currently need to do in order to visit the Zoo?
1. Purchase an online ticket (with scheduled booking and contact traceability)
2. Present proof of a recent negative SARS-CoV-2 test result at the gate. Testing is not required for children under the age of seven.

1. Online ticket
At the moment you can only visit the zoo if you purchase an online ticket. For holders of annual passes and zoo vouchers, children under three years of age and those accompanying disabled visitors, a 0 online ticket is required. Current annual passes, vouchers and disability cards must be presented at the gate.

To enable as many animal fans as possible to visit the zoo, you will be offered the choice of two visiting sessions when booking your ticket:
  • Morning:       08:30 - 13:30
  • Afternoon:  13:30 - 18:30
Valid annual passes or annual passes that expired during the closure are being automatically extended by the number of months for which they could not be used.

Please note that your booking is not a reservation, but a binding purchase. This also applies to €0 online tickets. If you purchase a ticket and do not attend, other people will not get the chance to visit the zoo.

If you have any questions about online tickets, please contact our ticket provider’s service team directly at: support@zoo2go.com.

2. Recent negative test for SARSCoV2

People whose place of residence or habitual abode is in Germany can access rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 free of charge. Test results are valid for 24 hours. The regulations also require visitors who have been vaccinated to present a negative test result.

The following options are available for presenting your negative test result at the gate:
  • Mobile test centre outside the zoo on weekends and public holidays:
    Start: 10 and 11 April 2021
    Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 08:30 to 16:00
    You do not need to book a slot at the test centre in advance.
    Location: Zoo car park
    Tests are performed by medically trained staff from cor*ictu Praxisdienstleistung. The test centre is certified by the City of Dresden Health Department.
    Free rapid PoC tests are available here for all citizens. Results are available within 15 to 20 minutes.
    What do I need? A health card or ID card to confirm the identity and contact details of the person being tested. In order to speed up the process, please complete the form below with your contact details before you arrive. Link for form: https://bit.ly/3uAXItP
  • Further information on the cor*ictu Praxisdienstleistung mobile test centre is available at: https://www.mobiles-testen-dresden.de
  • Rapid testing at a test centre: You will be issued with a certificate, which you can present to us. A list of all test centres in Dresden is available at https://www.dresden.de/
  • Rapid testing at a test centre, in conjunction with pass4all: Further to your rapid test, you will be given a QR code to scan with the pass4all app. Simply show us your valid negative test result in the pass4all app. The pass4all app enables you to check in to the zoo with your contact details.
  • Self-testing at home or at work: Please present your negative test result along with a written self-reporting form in accordance with the regulations in Saxony. Click the link below to download the certificate:

  Booking form for mobile test centre appointments ticket shop Coronavirus hygiene measures at Dresden Zoo (jpg 300.3 kB)

Guidelines and restrictions for your visit

  • Opening hours: 08:30 - 18:30
  • Please observe all general regulations on social distancing and hygiene.
  • Animal houses and walk-in facilities are operating a one-way system.
  • Visitors of school age upwards must wear medical face masks in animal houses, enclosed spaces and at the entrance.
  • In outdoor areas, it is recommended that visitors wear a face mask if the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained from others. Areas where face masks are compulsory will be indicated by separate signs.
  • Animal keeper hangouts/feeding times with keeper commentary are cancelled.
  • Children’s play areas are open.
  • Zoo Kasper will perform on the open-air stage (dry weather only).
    (Please note the signs at the Kasper Stage).
  • Handcarts cannot be hired - but you may bring your own.
  • On-site catering: a limited range of takeaway snacks is available.  
  • Zoo shop: Open for sales indoors - by appointment and on the spot!
  • Parking: there are no restrictions on parking and standard charges apply.
  • The ring-tailed lemur island (“Kattainsel”) remains closed to allow new animals to settle in.
  • The tundra aviary remains closed due to the breeding season.
  • Guided tours for friends of the zoo are cancelled until further notice. Visits to sponsored animals are allowed subject to protective measures. 

We kindly ask all visitors to adhere to the current distancing and hygiene rules. What is too much for some is too little for others! We therefore request that all visitors show respect for others and follow the instructions of zoo staff. The opening of the zoo is subject to certain conditions and compliance with a hygiene strategy agreed with the health authorities. We sincerely hope that visiting the zoo provides recreation and a welcome change for all guests, and that Dresden Zoo can remain open for its visitors despite the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Admission / Tickets

  • Entrance / exit only via main entrance on Tiergartenstraße.
  • Park Railway entrance / exit remains closed.
  • Admission is only possible with an online ticket and a recent negative test for SARS-CoV-2 (testing is not required for children under the age of seven).
  • Given current circumstances, online tickets can only be booked a few days in advance. We all need to be flexible and adjust to this.
  • Two visiting sessions are available:
    Morning:       08:30 - 13:30
    Afternoon:  13:30 - 18:30
  • Holders of annual passes and zoo vouchers, children under three years of age and those accompanying disabled visitors also require a €0 online ticket, which can be obtained via our online ticket shop. Current annual passes and zoo vouchers must be shown at the entrance.
  • Regular admission prices apply.
  • Discounts (for groups, DVB/VVO transport association subscription card) and vouchers issued free of charge cannot currently be redeemed, as tickets are only available online. The DDFF card (Dresden for Friends) is an exception to this, since it is a paid service.
  • DDFF customers must purchase an adult online ticket and an additional €0 online ticket for their friend.
  • The Monday discount is suspended until further notice.
  • The maximum number of visitors permitted within the zoo grounds at any given time is currently limited to 1,500.
  • If you do not have access to the internet, please call 0351-4780621 Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm, no later than the day before you wish to visit. 
  • Zoo vouchers and annual passes are on sale at the ticket office.
  • “Birth vouchers” can be redeemed at the ticket office
    (upon presentation of birth certificate)