20 Zoos in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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20 Zoos to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

EifelparkWeißstraße 12, 54647 Gondorf, Germany

The Eifelpark is a wildlife and leisure park in Gondorf in the Eifel mountains of Germany. The park consists of roller coasters, bumper car rides, wildlife park with over 200 animals and many other attractions and shows.

Erlebnis-Zoo HannoverAdenauerallee 1, 30175 Hannover, Germany

Hannover Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in Germany, established in 1865. The zoo attracts over 1,000,000 visitors per annum, and it is home to more than 3,000 animals in 237 species. The zoo gardens has a great and enjoyable atmosphere, with many activities.

Heidelberg ZooTiergartenstraße 3, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934, the zoo was totally destroyed during bombings in March 1945. Since 1972, the reformation began and slowly added more and more animal enclosures which includes an elephant house that was opened in 2010.

Heimat-Tierpark OlderdissenDornberger Str. 149A, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany

This park has existed since 1930 and it not only has animals but also hiking and biking nature trails. It has many Mammals and Birds like alpine ibexes, nutrias, owls and common ravens.

Nuremberg ZooAm Tiergarten 30, 90480 Nürnberg, Germany

With 67 hectares (170 acres) and more than 300 animal species, it is one of the largest European zoos. The zoo is known for its large, natural enclosures, which are embedded in a landscape of forests and stone pits.

Osnabrück ZooKlaus-Strick-Weg 12, 49082 Osnabrück, Germany

Osnabrück Zoo has an area of (23.5 ha). Opened in 1936, the zoo houses over 3000 animals from 300 species, it is also a home for the rare hybrid Grolar Bear. The zoo attracts over million visitors annually, Located in Klaus-Strick, Osnabrück, Germany.

Rostock ZooBarnstorfer Ring 1, 18059 Rostock, Germany

Rostock Zoo is a zoo in Rostock city, established in 1899 on 56 hectares with 4,500 animals from 320 species. and it is the largest zoo on Germany's east coast. Rostock Zoo has a 20,000 m² living museum that contains over 80 kinds of animals.

Saarbrücken ZooGraf-Stauffenberg-Straße, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany

This 13-hectare zoo has over 200,000 visitors annually. The zoo has over 1.700 animals from 160 species. It is the largest Zoo in Saarland and it specializes in African animals.

Serengeti Park HodenhagenAm Safaripark 1, 29693 Hodenhagen, Germany

The Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Lower Saxony is a zoo and leisure park in North Germany. It features four zones: Animal World, Water World, Monkey World, Leisure World. The Serengeti Park houses four shows daily, and offers 300 beds for overnight stays.

The Grand Garden of DresdenHauptallee 10, 01219 Dresden, Germany

The Grand Garden of Dresden is the largest in Dresden, built in the Baroque style 1676, located in Dresden, Germany. In 1814 the garden was opened to become a public garden. The garden houses a Baroque Summer Palace, Dresden Zoo, and Dresden Botanical Garden.

Tierpark HagenbeckLokstedter Grenzstraße 2, 22527 Hamburg, Germany

Tierpark Hagenbeck is a 100 year old zoo, it covers an area of 25 ha ( 62 acres ). This unique zoo features a children’s playground, Japanese park, and an aquarium, and it is home for more than 2500 animals. Its a great family destination, the park is located in Stellingen, a quarter in Hamburg, Germany.

Tierpark HellabrunnTierparkstraße 30, 81543 München, Germany

A 40 hectare (99 acres) zoological garden in Munich, situated on the right bank of the river Isar. A high ratio of enclosures are cageless, relying upon moat features to keep the animals in place. The zoo was the first zoo in the world not organized by species, but also by geographical aspects. The zoo focuses on conservation and captive breeding rare species such as the rare drill and silvery gibbons. Also, gorillas, giraffes, elephants, wood bison, elk, and Arctic foxes were successfully bred

Weltvogelpark WalsrodeAm Vogelpark, 29664 Walsrode, Germany

Weltvogelpark Walsrode is a bird park located in Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the largest bird park in the world with an area of 24 hectares. The park houses rare birds and 4,400 birds of over 675 species, visitors can enjoy watching the beautiful birds and feed them.

WilhelmaWilhelma 13, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany

Spread in an area of about 30 hectares (0.30 km2), it houses around 11,500 animals from around the world composed of roughly 1,200 species and roughly 6000 plants from all climates. Wilhelma receives gorilla juveniles rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers. At age 2-3, the gorillas are sent back to their original zoo(s).

Wolf Park Werner FreundWaldstraße 204, 66663 Merzig, Germany

The wolf park is located in a small forest on over 25 acres. Werner Freund, a researcher who devoted his entire life to studying wolves raises packs of wolfs in the park. The park has grey wolves of Europe, and white wolves of Alaska, Indian wolves and Siberian wolves.

Zoo BerlinHardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany

Oldest and best-known zoo in Germany. It covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and has about 1,380 different species and over 20,200 animals, presenting one of the most comprehensive collections of species in the world. It is the most-visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. Regular animal feedings are among its most famous attractions.

Zoo DresdenTiergartenstraße 1, 01219 Dresden, Germany

Dresden Zoo is the oldest zoo in Dresden and the fourth oldest in Germany, it was opened in 1861. The zoo houses more than 2500 animals of almost 400 species. It has numerous ponds to make it a suitable place for birds and reptiles to live.

Zoo LeipzigPfaffendorfer Str. 29, 04105 Leipzig, Germany

Zoo Leipzig is amongst the best zoos in the world, with an area of 27 hectares the zoo houses around 850 species. It also has bred more than 2,000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears. The zoo also has large glasshouse contains tropical plants and approximately 17,000 plants.

Zoological Gardens KarlsruheEttlinger Str. 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany

Opened in 1865, it is one of the oldest zoos in Germany, having about 4.400 animals and 250 species. In 13 November 2010, 26 animals were killed and several animals suffered severe burns due to a fire at the zoo.

ZOOM Erlebniswelt GelsenkirchenBleckstraße 64, 45889 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Founded in April 1949 as Ruhr-Zoo, it is one of the most modern zoological gardens in Germany. It is known for its panoramas and cultural approach. The main attractions are big animals, mostly mammals; The zoo has no aquarium, insectarium, or other smaller animal facilities.