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City: Münster 48161
Federal State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Size: 30 ha (75 acre)

Animals: 3490 animals of 345 species

Opened in 1875

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

The zoo at the Aasee was ´made in one casting´ in 1974, but in the meantime changed a lot. The naming all-weather paths enable visitors to see most of the animals without getting wet on rainy days.

The bear displays have been reshaped naturally. The zoo has two carnivore houses with e.g. Siberian tigers and Persian leopards, for which it is the studbook keeper. The cheetahs live in a spacious outdoor enclosure and breed regularly.

The aquarium boasts not only fish, but also reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The tropical house is home of many free-flying birds. The spacious elephant house enables the keeping of a bull.

Visitors can observe the Africa panorama with ostriches, plains zebras, blue wildebeest, common elands, Defassa waterbucks and springboks.

At one of the few dolphinariums in Germany, bottlenose dolphins and Californian sea lions demonstrate their skill. Macaws, lorikeets and waders live in walk-through aviaries, the penguins perform a daily walk.

Next to the Westphalian horse museum, the innovative ´Children-and-Horses-Park´ offers domestic animals and play areas.

Ring-tailed lemurs and mantled guerezas live in walk-through enclosures. The orang-utans live in the jungle-like ´ZoORANGerie´, a tropical house with an outdoor area, together with otters and lion-tailed macaques.

The ´Affricaneum´ is inhabited by gorillas, chimpanzees, macaques and red river hogs. Next to the enlarged enclosures for rhinos is the new meerkat exhibit.

Situated at the entrance is a breeding station for critically endangered Asian turtles, unique in the wolrd, with an adjacent biodiversity information center, the BioCity.

Conservation is very important to the zoo. The first species conservation center of a German zoo runs projects in Vietnam and Cambodia and is headquarters of the Stiftung Artenschutz.

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children
Playground, playgrounds, playing devices, and much more

StreichelnPetting animals
Children's zoo

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Possible, food automats

TiershowsTalks & shows
Dolphin shows, feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, lions, wolves, bears

AttraktionenOther attractions

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, for a fee, for (school) groups, also on special themes

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

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Toilets for handicapped

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook, leaflets

Dogs allowed (on a leash)

TermineEvents during the year
Summer festival, school holidays events, special events

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotApril until September 9 – 18 hrs.
 dotOctober and March 9 – 17 hrs., November until February 9 – 16 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 16,90 €
 dotChildren (age 3 – 17): 8,90 €
 dotGroups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A1 / A43 Kreuz Münster in the direction of city center, turn left at first traffic lights. Signposted from all major streets. Parkiing fee

Anfahrt & By public transport: bus no. 14 from the main station to the Zoo

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Thomas Wilms, Direktor
 dotDr. Dirk Wewers, Kurator
 dotCarsten Ludwig, Veterinär
 dotDr. Martina Raffel, Kuratorin für in situ Artenschutz. Dr. Simone Schehka, Kuratorin
 dotTel. 0251-8904-220, raffel@allwetterzoo.de


PostAddress: Sentruper Straße 315, 48161 Münster, GERMANY
Operated by: AG im Besitz von Zoo-Verein und Stadt. Delphinarium: Delphinarium Münster GmbH
Member of: EAZA, VdZ, DTG, WAZA

MaileMail: info@allwetterzoo.de
WebWebsite: http://www.allwetterzoo.de

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