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valid from 15 January 2022

Visiting the zoo is subject to the 2G rule (vaccinated / recovered).
There is NO REQUIREMENT for children and pupils.

Admission to indoor restaurants only with proof of 2G+ (vaccinated and tested/ recovered and tested).

Animal houses open - ffp2-masks compulsory from 16 years of age in enclosed areas

Tickets available online and at the box office

Contact registration via the Corona warning app possible

Visiting the zoo is subject to the 2G rule

According to the regulation issued in Saxony to protect against Covid-19, only the outdoor areas of zoological institutions can remain open. From Monday 22 November, all animal houses will therefore remain closed until further notice. For the zoo visit itself, the 2G rule applies. The verification requirement does not apply to children up to the age of six and those who have not yet started school, as well as to all pupils who are subject to compulsory testing at school. No confirmation from the institution is required. This also applies at the weekend. Pupils aged 16 and over are asked to prove their pupil status with a current pupil ID.


Before visiting the zoo, you must present the following documents to the ticket office, together with the original copy of an official ID document and a valid zoo ticket:

Proof of full vaccination (for example, yellow vaccination certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate on your mobile phone or printout)

Proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid test result) dating back a minimum of 28 days and a maximum of three months.

Those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons may present a recent negative Covid-19 test result (no more than 24 hours old) in place of proof of vaccination or recovery. A medical certificate must also be shown. We cannot accept self-tests taken without professional supervision.

Guidelines and restrictions for your visit

Ticket office open. You can visit the zoo if you have a day ticket OR a ticket bought online.  The 2G rule applies (vaccinated, recovered)
Ffp2 mask compulsory from 16 years of age. No mask obligation for children under 6 years. For children between 6 and 15 years, wearing a medical mask is sufficient.
No Zoo tours, children’s birthday parties and guided tours for friends of the Zoo
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.
Children’s play areas are open
Please observe all general regulations on social distancing and hygiene
On-site catering: open (2G+ rule (vaccinated, recovered AND tested)/ ffp2 mask obligation)
Zoo shop: Shopping indoors/entry: 2G rule: max. 8 persons/ ffps face masks are mandatory from 16 years of age
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.


NEW from 8 November 2021:

A decision is yet to be made on the use of valid annual passes which cannot presently be used due to the current regulations in force. Please consult our website to keep up to date with recent decisions on this subject.

Vouchers for annual passes for babies are generally valid until your infant is six months old ‒ this validity period will not be extended. If you are unable to visit the zoo as a result of the current rule requiring proof of vaccination or recovery, you may still visit the ticket office to exchange your baby’s annual pass voucher for an annual pass, provided it is within the validity period.


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.


Yes. You can now redeem your vouchers at the ticket office whenever you like without needing to book in advance.
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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