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Visit Frankfurt Zoo

Known as Germany's financial metropolis, Frankfurt also has countless attractions. Want to do something different besides exploring the city centre? Then head to Frankfurt Zoo. This second-oldest zoo in Germany is located in the east of the city, close to the train station and is perfect for young and old.
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Frankfurt Zoo's history

In 1858, Frankfurt Zoo was founded by and for citizens. Not biologists, but merchants started the zoo. In 1873, city gardener Andreas Weber laid out a large pond in the middle of the zoo. In 1915, Frankfurt city council took control of the zoo, but not for long. During World War II, the zoo was completely destroyed by bombing, but was rebuilt after the war.

Frankfurt Zoo: 4,500 animals of more than 500 different species

Frankfurt Zoo is a green oasis and just a 20-minute walk from Frankfurt city centre. The entrance to the park is in a stately, impressive building. There are more than 4,500 animals of more than 500 species to discover. From African animals to majestic tigers and wayward monkeys. So you will never be bored here.  

Step inside the Grizimek-Haus where day becomes night as you immerse yourself in Madagascar's mysterious animal world. Colourful fish, frogs and snakes roam here. Or be surprised by the many bird species in the Bird House. At certain times, children can help the keepers feed the animals. A unique experience not to be missed. Did you know that a large part of the park is indoors? So even on a rainy day, it is an enjoyable place to be.
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Frankfurt Zoo Research Centre

As a modern centre for nature and species protection, Frankfurt Zoo spends a lot of time and money on research in zoological biology. They like to share their knowledge and show how everyone can contribute to nature protection. To this end, they work closely with the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), one of the world's leading conservation organisations. Currently, the park also supports several projects, such as Manu National Park in Peru and an association in Chile and Peru for saving the Humboldt penguins. When purchasing a ticket, you can make a voluntary donation to the projects. 100% of donations go to the conservation projects, both in the region and around the world.

Practical information: Frankfurt Zoo

Opening hours
Frankfurt Zoo is open 365 days a year. In winter from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs and in summer from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs. For the most up-to-date opening hours, check the Frankfurt Zoo website.

Entrance fees
Children up to 5 years are free and children between 6 and 18 get a discount. In addition, various family packages can be booked. For the latest ticket prices, check the Frankfurt Zoo website.

You can buy lunch and snacks from food trucks that can be found at the park. Bratwursts, fries, chicken nuggets, as well as vegetarian options are on the menu.  
Address: Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1, Frankfurt

Near Frankfurt: Opel-Zoo

A 20-minute drive from Frankfurt city centre you will find Opel-Zoo. Larger in size than Frankfurt Zoo, this hilly zoo is similar to the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands and easy to reach by public transport.

Other activities in Frankfurt

After your visit to Frankfurt Zoo, discover other highlights of the city. Visit Frankfurt's lively city centre, go shopping in the trendy Bornheim district. Of course, you can also visit a museum such as the Film Museum Frankfurt or Historical Museum Frankfurt. Complete your city break to Frankfurt with a comfortable overnight stay.

Take the train to Frankfurt

Are you as happy as quokka with our tips? Then travel to Frankfurt by train. In 3.55 hours travel with ICE International from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt. You arrive in the city centre, where you can immediately enjoy your city trip to this pleasant German city.

Visit Frankfurt Zoo

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