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City: 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 description

Chemnitz 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 *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure, goats, sheep

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Not allowed, except in the children's zoo, exept food automat

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

EssenEat & drink
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

InfoShop and publications
Guidebook, annual report

Dogs not allowed

TermineEvents during the year
Childrens festival

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotApril until September 9 – 19 hrs.
 dotMarch, October 9 – 17 hrs.. November until February 9 – 16 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 6,00 €
 dotChildren (age 3 – 16): 3,00 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees; family admission rates, groups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A72 exit Chemnitz Süd to Reichenbrand, signposted

Anfahrt & 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).

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDr. Anja Dube, Direktorin
 dotTobias Rietzsch, Tierpflegemeister
 dotDr. P. Riedel, Veterinär


PostAddress: Nevoigtstraße 18, 09117 Chemnitz, GERMANY
Operated by: Stadt Chemnitz
Member of: WAZA, EAZA, VdZ

MaileMail: tierpark@stadt-chemnitz.de
WebWebsite: http://www.tierpark-chemnitz.de

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