Leipzig Zoo

In this article you will find all the visitor information for Leipzig Zoo.

Leipzig Zoo is currently considered the best and most modern zoo in Germany. According to some statistics, Leipzig Zoo is the second best zoo in Germany after Vienna Zoo. Anyone who has been there knows why. There are some newer great facilities at Leipzig Zoo, most notably the huge tropical hall Gondwanaland. There is another such modern animal experience world, and more are under construction. Leipzig Zoo has been extensively renovated in recent decades.

Tickets should be bought online in advance because of the often long queues at the zoo ticket offices: Zoo tickets are available at this link

The zoo is almost in the city centre, with the large entrance less than a kilometre from Leipzig’s main railway station. The entrance fee for such a great and large zoo of 18 to 22 euros for adults is comparatively ok.

Attractions at Leipzig Zoo

Almost everyone goes to the main attraction, Gondwanaland. A large hall with tropical plants and animals. You walk several hundred metres through the warm tropical hall on a circular path. A great experience, especially in winter. You feel like you’ve been transported to the tropics. A boat trip through Gondwanaland is even better. Small boats take you through the tropics on a canal for 11 minutes, sometimes in a tunnel. Some of the animals also run around freely in the large hall.

Pongoland is also superbly done. Here everything revolves around monkeys, or more precisely apes. Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, among others, live here in a hypermodern adventure world. Absolutely worth seeing!

Other adventure worlds at Leipzig Zoo deal with Africa, South America and Asia. Another attraction, Tierra del Fuego with penguins and seals, is currently under construction (early 2022).

We also liked the rest of the zoo including playgrounds, gastronomy, seating areas, aquarium, birds and other animals. A well-done, modern zoo. You can easily spend the whole day here with or without children. In fact, from our point of view, next to Gelsenkirchen Zoo, it is the most modern zoo in Germany. The main attraction in Leipzig is the adventure worlds, from which the Gondwanaland tropical enclosure stands out. Truly a zoo of the future.

City tour Leipzig 90 minutes in the evening

The most popular city guide in Leipzig is the night watchman Bremme. He is a well-known person in the city. He guides tourists through his Leipzig almost every evening. The tours start at 8 pm. Absolutely recommendable, bookable on the internet at this link. Price: 14 Euro., duration also 1.5 hours.

Admission prices at Leipzig Zoo (as of early 2024)

There are 2 prices, for summer (around 20 March to the end of October) and winter.

In summer: adults 23 euros, children 6 to 16 years 15 euros. Families pay 58 euros up to a maximum of 4 children.

In winter: adults 18 euros, children 6 to 16 years 11 euros. Families pay 44 euros up to a maximum of 4 children.

Tickets should be bought online in advance because of the often long queues at the zoo ticket offices:  Zoo tickets are available at this link

Further reductions are available for groups, children’s groups and holders of tickets such as the Leipzig Pass. Severely disabled persons and children under the age of 6 get into Leipzig Zoo for free.

All prices from January 2022

Opening hours 2024 Leipzig Zoo

In summer May to September from 9 am to 7 pm. There is no day off or similar.

In other months, Leipzig Zoo closes at 6pm or 5pm because of early darkness.

It is open every day of the year, only on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the opening hours are shortened (9 am to 3 pm).

Dogs are not allowed in Leipzig Zoo.

Tickets should be bought online in advance because of the often long queues at the zoo ticket offices:  Zoo tickets are available at this link

How to get to Leipzig Zoo

It is a 20-minute walk from the main railway station. Or you can take the tram number 12 from the central Augustusplatz or from the main station (3 stops from the main station to the Zoo stop).

For cars there is a large multi-storey car park at the zoo, Parthenstraße 8. Parking fees Zoo Leipzig: Parking costs 1 Euro per hour or part thereof.

Author: Sonya

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