Information in English

Welcome to the Heidelberg Zoo
Visitor information

On this site you'll find the most important information in English language.

The Heidelberg Zoo is open 365/366 days a year.

Opening hours

  • April to September: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • March/October: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • November to February: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Last entrance until 30 minutes before closing time.

Entrance Fees

January to February – low season
March to October – main season
November to December -  low season
Main seasonLow season
Adults10,20 €8,20 €
(3 to under 18 years)
5,10 €4,10 €
Reduced (Students, handicapped, trainees and pupils) on submitting their card7,70 €6,20 €
Family-Group card A
(1 adult with max. 4 children)
18,00 €14,40 €
Family-Group card B
(2 adults with max. 4 children)
28,20 €22,60 €

Feeding Times

  • Sea lion show: daily at 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. (except on fridays)
  • Lions and tigers: daily 4.30 p.m. (except on saturdays)
  • Porcupine: daily 3.00 p.m.
  • Racoons: daily 3.45 p.m.
  • Pelicane: 2.00 p.m. (not during the winter season)
  • Gorillas and elephants: Several times daily

Shopping at the Heidelberg Zoo
At the Heidelberg Zoo you also have the opportunity to do some shopping in our Zoo shop at the Main Entrance. Our shop offers an assortment of goods including a wide selection of merchandising articles, as well as T-shirts with animal motifs, postcards, animal games and cuddly toy animals.

The shop is open daily from 9 a.m., closing depending on the time of year.

Travel by public transport
The bus number 32 and 31 takes you from the main railway station directly to the zoo. You find more information about the timetable here:

Travel by car
Take the highway A5, exit Heidelberg center and follow the signs ZOO in the university compound in Neuenheimer Feld. A large number of parking lots is available for you in the zoo area.

Zoo Heidelberg
Tiergartenstraße 3
69120 Heidelberg
Fon 06221.6455-0
Fax: 06221.645588