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City: Augsburg 86161
Federal State: Bayern

Size: 22 ha (55 acre)

Animals: 1245 animals of 235 species

Opened in 1937

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

Augsburg zoo shows animals from all over the world, from hummingbirds to elephants. Thanks to eager construction activities, it is today one of southern Germany´s great zoos. Keeping threatened mammal and bird species is a speciality.

The big cat facility shows rare leopards, cheetahs and lions, partly behind glass.

The Africa panorama at the centre of the zoo is inhabited by giraffes, zebras, antelopes and ostriches.

Visitors have the nowadays rare opportunity to compare African and Asian elephants in their recently enlarged enclosure.

The tropical house offers big aviaries with biotope landscapes, while insects and reptiles occupy numerous terrariums.

The terrarium presents showcases for monitor lizards, boas and the alligator display. Chimpanzees live in a glassed outdoor enclosure which is to be modernized soon.

West Caucasian turs, markhors and Rocky Montain goats inhabit artificial rocks. The once minuscule concrete brown bear exhibit was replaced by a more spacious enclosure.

At the South America and the India exhibits, animals are shown according to their geographic origin.

Baboon island, white rhinoceroses and feeding talks with penguins and pinnipeds are very popular. The seals got a new pool in 2005. The zoo is also partner of Stiftung Artenschutz.

In spite of reconstruction, especially elephant and ape facilitites are outdated. The new management of the zoo will invest here, and a new rhinoceros house is planned, too.

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Children's zoo

TiershowsTalks & shows
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, for (school) groups

EssenEat & drink
Kiosk, restaurant, beer garden
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Toilets for handicapped

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook

Dogs allowed (on a leash), entrance fee for dogs

TermineEvents during the year
Easter celebration, childrens festival, special events, lectures, and many more events throughout the year

HippSpecial hints
Birthday arrangements, Friends of the Zoo associaton

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotJune, July, August: 9 – 18:30 hrs., April, May, September: 9 until 18 hrs.
 dotMarch, October: 9 – 17 hrs., November until February: 9:00 – 16:30 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 10,00 €
 dotChildren (age 3 – 15): 5,00 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees; groups discount rates, annual/season passes
 dotIn winter reduced fees

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A8 exit Augsburg Ost, signposted, free parking

Anfahrt & By public transport: Bus no. 32 from city center / railway station

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Barbara Jantschke, Direktorin und Geschäftsführerin
 dotGregor Weimer, Kaufmännischer Leiter
 dotThomas Lipp, Kurator
 dot Frau Reinhardt, Zooschule
 dotTel. 0821-324-4993 (Mi. 11:00 - 12:00)


PostAddress: Brehmplatz 1, 86161 Augsburg, GERMANY
Operated by: GmbH, Tochtergesellschaft der Stadt Augsburg
Member of: WAZA, EAZA, VdZ

MaileMail: info@zoo-augsburg.de
WebWebsite: http://www.zoo-augsburg.de

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