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Lions in the Dresden Zoo.
© Christian Borrmann

Dresden Zoo

The fourth-oldest zoo in Germany is a magnet for visitors old and young. It extends along the southern edge of the Great Garden and houses nearly 2,000 animals of 334 species. Its special attractions include the Africa House, with elephants, mandrills and some tropical birds, the savannah-like lion and caracal facility, and the new giraffe house, where a viewing gallery allows visitors to see "eye to eye" with the giraffes.

The zoo not only offers recreational opportunities, but is also the largest scientific educational institute in the city. The Zoo School, established in 1969, acquaints students of all ages with the animals, looking at environmental-protection problems and issues of ecology and ethology.

In 2010, a memorial was erected for legendary zoo director Prof. Gustav Brandes, whose story about raising the orangutan baby Buschi gained worldwide renown in the 1920s. The big show enclosure also allows the zoo to put new species like woolly monkeys, three-banded armadillos and white-faced saki monkeys on display.

Visitor address

Tiergartenstraße 1, 01219 Dresden


Interactive City Map

Local public transport

Tram Nos. 9, 13 to Zoo


Oberelbe transport authority (VVO)

VVO information


Opening hours

Summer 8.30 am to 6.30 pm, spring/autum 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, winter 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

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