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City: Halle/Saale 06114
Federal State: Saxony-Anhalt

Size: 9 ha (22.5 acre)

Animals: 1500 animals of 250 species

Opened in 1901

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

The zoo´s location at the Reilsberg guarantees beautiful landscape as well as challenges for the construction of animal facilities.

Skillfully placed circuits around that mountain make the zoo seem bigger than it actually is. The 24 m high wading bird aviary at the top became its landmark.

Mountain animals are therefore Halle´s zoological speciality, amongst them rarities including Bezoar ibex, tahr, yak and vicuña as well as interesting smaller species like Northern viscacha, Brazilian guinea pig and American pine marten.

In addition to traditional zoo animals like zebra, kangaroo and flamingo, visitors are presented a rich variety of South American animals (macaw, channel-billed toucan, armadillo, mara, cottontop tamarin, maned wolf, Southern pudu).

Mountain animal exhibits dating from 1901 are still appropriate home for Barbary sheep, West Caucasian Tur and markhor. From here, a beautiful view opens into the Saale valley with the Giebichenstein castle ruins.

Squirrel monkeys inhabit a generous enclosure with an island and a jungle hall with rocks and waterfall.

After almost 20 years of construction, exhibits for brown and Asiatic black bear opened in 1993. They are already obsolete and illustrate the zoo´s lack of space.

By modernization and reduction of animal stock, Halle zoo tries to keep up with modern zoo development. Rhinoceros and giraffe husbandry ended, pygmy hippos replaced their bigger relatives.

Reconstruction brought the chimpanzee house with futuristic steel nets and tropical hall, the monkey house was modernized and enlarged by adjacent outdoor enclosures.

The new big cat house, which opened in 2004, looks quite technical with glass, steel and concrete. In 2005, a crocodile house was built, in 2006 an elephant house opened with outdoor facility on 2000 m².

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Food automats

TiershowsTalks & shows
Animal training, feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, elephants, monkeys

AttraktionenOther attractions
Lookout tower, gardens

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, birthday arrangements

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

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Handicapped and wheelchair accessible

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook

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

TermineEvents during the year
Special events, exhibitions, and many more events throughout the year

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotApril until October Entrancenöffnung 9 – 17 hrs. (on weekends and holidays until 18:30 hrs.)
 dotNovember until March Entrancenöffnung 9 – 16 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 8,50 €
 dotChildren (age 4 – 17): 3,50 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees; family admission rates, groups discount rates

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A9 exit Halle. The zoo is situated on B6. Parking garage

Anfahrt & By public transport: city train nr. 3 and 12 or tram in the direction of Trotha

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Dennis Müller, Geschäftsführer
 dotDipl.-Agr.Ing. Timm Spretke, stellv. Direktor und Prokurist
 dotDipl.-Agr. Ing. Fritz Knorpp, Verwaltungsleiter und Prokurist
 dotFrank Müller, technischer Leiter


PostAddress: Reilstraße 57 , 06114 Halle/Saale, GERMANY
Postal address:Fasanenstraße 4a
Operated by: GmbH
Member of: EAZA, VdZ

MaileMail: office@zoo-halle.de
WebWebsite: http://www.zoo-halle.de

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