TierparkCity: Chemnitz 09117
Federal State: Saxony
Size: ca. 10 ha (25 acre)
Animals: 1000 animals of 200 species
Opened in 1964
This collection is mainly an animal park
Short descriptionChemnitz animal park was founded in 1964. Since 1992, it specializes in threatened species.
The animal stock includes rarities like anoa, Siberian tigers, Persian leopards, mountain goats, fossa and golden lion tamarins.
Small monkeys like pypmy marmosets, cottontop tamarins, Goeldi´s monkeys and Geoffroy´s spider monkeys are highlights of the collection. The ´cat garden´ presents a rich variety of unusual species, e.g. eastern lynx, Oman cat and Amur cat.
The modern vivarium for european and exotic amphibians boasts Europe´s foremost public collection of some 80 species of living salamanders and frogs, among them regularly breeding rarities.
The ´Erzgebirge´ farm with petting area is a special pleasure for children.
Nearly all old facilities have been reconstructed, many new were built and the extension areas offer a great potential.
Since 2000 a new bear enclosure, aviaries for pheasants and parrots and the Australia and South America enclosures were created. At the extension area the tropic house opened, inhabited by monkeys, free-flying birds and rare pygmy hippos.
Hoofed animals, domestic animals and poultry are presented as well. Since 2005 there are also lions, who are to get a new exhibit soon.
Chemnitz animal park takes part in many international breeding programmes. Especially mentionable are the Philippine spotted deer.
The animal park contributes to conservation with breeding of kulan, Przewalski´s horses and Somalian wild ass and as a partner of the Stiftung Artenschutz.
Attractions & Services *
Petting enclosure, goats, sheep
|Feeding by visitors|
Not allowed, except in the children's zoo, exept food automat
|Guided tours and special offers|
On prior arrangement / reservation, birthday arrangements
|Eat & drink|
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)
|Shop and publications|
Guidebook, annual report
Dogs not allowed
|Events during the year|
Opening hours & entrance fees *
| ||April until September 9 – 19 hrs.|
| ||March, October 9 – 17 hrs.. November until February 9 – 16 hrs.|
| ||Adults: 6,00 €|
| ||Children (age 3 – 16): 3,00 €|
| ||Concessions/reduced admission fees; family admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes|
How to get there
|By car: A72 exit Chemnitz Süd to Reichenbrand, signposted|
| & ||By public transport: Bus no. 41 bus stop ´Brauerei Reichenbrandt´ (walking ca. 5 Min) or DB-bus stop ´Siegmar´ ( Line D Dresden-Zwickau, walking ca. 10 Min).|
| || Arial view and map at maps.google, in new window|
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)
Staff & contact informationPersons in charge:
| ||Dr. Anja Dube, Direktorin|
| ||Tobias Rietzsch, Tierpflegemeister|
| ||Dr. P. Riedel, Veterinär|
|Address: ||Nevoigtstraße 18, 09117 Chemnitz, GERMANY|
|Operated by: ||Stadt Chemnitz|
| Member of: WAZA, EAZA, VdZ
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