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You can now visit the Zoo whenever you like!

  • No testing or documentation required
  • No need to register in advance
  • No contact tracking
  • All types of tickets available at the ticket office

Guidelines and restrictions for your visit

Animal houses and walk-in facilities are operating a one-way system
Animal keeper hangouts/feeding times with keeper commentary are cancelled
Zoo tours, children’s birthday parties and guided tours for friends of the Zoo subject to compliance with the hygiene strategy
Handcarts cannot be hired - you may bring your own
In outdoor areas, it is recommended that visitors wear a face mask if a minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained. In other areas where masks are mandatory, visitors will be informed of this by separate notices.
Visitors of school age upwards must wear medical face masks in animal houses, enclosed spaces and at the entrance.
Children’s play areas are open
Please observe all general regulations on social distancing and hygiene
Zoo Kasper will perform on the open-air stage (dry weather only). Please note the signs at the Kaper Stage. Attention: Due to illness, there are currently no demonstrations.
On-site catering: open
Zoo shop: Items sold outdoors
Parking: there are no restrictions on parking and standard charges apply
Discounts (for DVB/VVO transport association subscription card, Monday discount) and vouchers issued free of charge can be redeemed at the ticket office. Except for the Dresden Pass, discounts cannot be offset against purchases of online tickets.


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 the zoo staff. The opening of the zoo is subject to certain conditions and compliance with a hygiene concept 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.


Would you like to support the zoo?

Forgo the automatic extension of your annual pass. Whether day ticket or annual pass - by purchasing a new ticket you will be supporting us and, above all, the animals.


Yes. You can now redeem your vouchers at the ticket office whenever you like without needing to book in advance.
No. From 11 June 2021, you can visit the Zoo again without having to take a test, show a vaccination card or provide proof that you have recovered from the virus.
Yes. You can now purchase any type of ticket at our ticket office.
No. You can now visit the Zoo whenever you like without needing to book.

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