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Dortmund Zoo

Dortmund Zoo is one of the best zoos in the Metropolis Ruhr. A key excursion destination, the zoo is one of the highlights in the eastern Ruhr area especially for families. With its extensive green areas the park represents a lovely variation during a city break to Dortmund. Group tours also enjoy visiting Dortmund Zoo.

The zoo, which was opened in 1953, starts its story with Dortmund's traditional love of animals, for whom a justified claim for a piece of nature became a reality in an industrial conurbation. Against a rich green setting the zoo offers a wonderful diversity of the animal kingdom with the zoological emphasis on "South America". In near-natural habitats such as the Amazon house and the South America countryside the unique animal kingdom of South America is presented.

Further information

Zoo Dortmund

Mergelteichstraße 80
44225 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231 5028581
Fax: +49 (0)231 712175
E-Mail: zoo(at)dortmund.de

Opening hours:
January 1st - February 15th & November 1st - December 31st:
Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
February 16th - March 15th & October 16th - October 31st:
Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 16th - October 15th:
Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Entrance fees:
Adults 7,50 €
Reduced 4 €
Children under the age of 4 years have free entrance