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Tiergarten
Nürnberg

City: Nürnberg 90480
Federal State: Bayern

Size: 63 ha (157.5 acre)

Animals: 3800 animals of 285 species

Opened in 1912

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Short description

Nürnberg Tiergarten (Nuremberg wildlife park) owns one of the largest zoo areas and boasts many spacious enclosures for hooved animals. Here live antelopes and deer, Przewalski´s horse, wild ass and takin.

It is a rambling landscaped zoo with the character of woodland and parkland.

First animal attractions are the giraffe house and the squirrel monkeys. Children love the large petting zoo.

The gorillas inhabit a spacious outdoor enclosure. An old quarry is the beautiful background for several exhibits, e.g. for the ibex and some predators. Expansive ponds are populated by waterfowl.

The dolphinarium, which also has a breeding facility, presents Bottlenose dolphins and sea lions, a large dolphin lagoon is under construction.

In the tropical house, manatees can be viewed under water, as well as from above. Other inhabitants are tapir, sloth, pygmy marmosets and ducks.

Indian rhinoceroses occupy two outdoor enclosures. Reconstruction of the elephant house is an interim arrangement for the dissatisfying elephant husbandry.

´Wasserpark´ (water park) terms a generous area with exhibits that allow visitors to view sea lions, penguins, beavers and otters both above and below the water. A new polar bear facility has been constructed, a new hippopotamus house is being planned.

The zoo is studbook keeper for Malayan tapir and white-naped crane, and takes part in more than thirty other breeding programmes, especially successful with raptors like condor and harpy eagle.

Nürnberg zoo supports conservation organisations, e.g. yacu pacha (protecting aquatic mammals of South America), and is a member of Stiftung Artenschutz.

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children
Playground, and much more

StreichelnPetting animals
Children's zoo, petting enclosure

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Not allowed

TiershowsTalks & shows
Dolphin shows, feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, carnivores, monkeys

AttraktionenOther attractions
Exhibitions

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
For (school) groups, education department

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook

HundeDogs
Dogs not allowed

TermineEvents during the year
Exhibitions


Opening hours & entrance fees *

Zeiten

Opening hours

 dotsummer season 8 – 19:30 hrs.
 dotwinter season 9 – 17 hrs.

Eintritt

Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 13,50 €
 dotChildren (age 4 – 13): 6,50 €
 dotFamily admission rates

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A3 exit Nürnberg-Mögeldorf or A9 exit Nürnberg-Fischbach. Signposte, free parking.

Anfahrt & By public transport: from the main railway station tram no. 5 or bus no. 65 to the Tierpark.

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Dag Encke, Direktor
 dotDr. Helmut Mägdefrau, Kurator
 dotDr. Bernhard Neurohr, Veterinär & Kurator aquat. Säugetiere
 dotDr. Katrin Baumgartner, Fachtierärztin, Kuratorin Säugetiere
 dotTel. 0911-5454872

TelPhone:++49-(0)911-5454-6
Fax:++49-(0)911-5454-802

PostAddress: Am Tiergarten 30, 90480 Nürnberg, GERMANY
Operated by: Stadt Nürnberg
Member of: EAZA, VdZ, WAZA

MaileMail: tg@stadt.nuernberg.de
WebWebsite: http://www.tiergarten.nuernberg.de


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