With your Zoo Leipzig entry tickets, you can delve into thoughtfully crafted habitats of Africa, South America, Asia, and more, where 850 animal species, including endangered ones, thrive. The tickets give access to Founder's house, Pongoland, Gondwanaland, Adventure World Africa, Adventure World South America and Adventure World Asia.
Embark on a boat journey, capture the breathtaking expanse of Europe's largest tropical adventure hall from the vantage point of an observation deck and even witness the daily bathing rituals of Asia's majestic elephant herd, observing them from an underwater perspective.
The Founder's House at Zoo Leipzig showcases the vision of the zoo's founder, providing a glimpse into the early days of the zoo. It was created by Ernst Pinkert, who started the zoo in 1878. Here you can see koalas, golden lion tamarins, coppery titi monkeys, and bearded emperor tamarins.
Pongoland is a unique global ape habitat. It's home to chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans. This new and roomy outdoor space for apes opened in 2001. It also has a study center with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology where visitors can observe these intelligent creatures up close.
Gondwanaland is a colossal greenhouse unveiled in 2010. Spanning 16,500 square meters, it mimics a tropical environment, housing nearly 200 unique animals, including the rare Eastern Quoll from Australia, and 500 distinct plant varieties. For a minor extra charge, guests can also enjoy a boat ride.
In this large habitat, Savannah creatures like zebras, giraffes, and ostriches coexist peacefully, mirroring their natural environments. There are also enclosures for larger predators like hyenas, lions, and meerkats. There are numerous points for observing these animals.
Explore the vibrant and diverse landscapes of South America with a trip from Hacienda Las Casas, a restored Art Nouveau building. Here, you'll see landscapes resembling Pantanal, Pampas, and Patagonia, along with a lagoon full of flamingos and other captivating species.
See the wonders of the Far East come to life. Majestic Indian elephants enjoy a pool where visitors can watch them swim. Additionally, you can encounter animals such as the Chinese pangolin, a critically endangered species, the Siberian tiger, sloth bear, and snow leopards.
As you step into the zoo, the Monkey Isles welcome you with open arms. Here, you'll encounter a delightful group of rare golden lion tamarins, coppery titi monkeys, and bearded emperor tamarins.
What to see: Lion tamarins, Titi monkeys, and Emperor tamarins
Explore vibrant symbiotic communities from tropical seas in saltwater pools. Witness hammerhead sharks and cownose rays in the impressive 360˚ panorama tank.
What to see: Hammerhead sharks and Cownose rays
Opened in 2016, the koala house is a unique attraction. The interior recreates the eucalyptus forest, mimicking their natural habitat, where you can spot the cute furry friends playing around.
What to see: Koalas!
Visit the aviary across from the koala house to see and interact with the playful budgerigars. Walk along the path through their habitat for an up-close experience with these sociable Australian birds.
What to see: Bernier's Teal and Budgerigar
Observe the action-packed sloth bear ravine, where bears play on grass and climb trees. They share a large outdoor enclosure with Rhesus macaques, surrounded by rocks and water ditches.
What to see: Sloth bear and Rhesus macaques
The steppe landscape provides a perfect home for the Przewalski horses. Tragically, the species went extinct in 1969. Today, thanks to successful reintroduction efforts, including individuals bred at Zoo Leipzig, they are returning to their natural habitat.
What to see: Przewalski horses
Witness Asian pachyderms in the remarkable Ganesha Mandir, Europe's modern elephant enclosure. They can be found in the temple building, outdoor area, or bathing pools, showcasing their love for water, as they splash around in their signature playful manner.
What to see: Asian Elephants
Discover the small deer house, built in 1908, where rare even-toed ungulates await your visit. Observe the endangered Visayan warty-hogs from the Philippines. The zoo also houses the anoas, also known as midget buffalos, in this area.
What to see: Deer, Visayan warty-hogs and Midget buffalos
In Tiger Taiga, see the world's largest cats, Amur tigers, roaming in the woodlands. Notice how they act in their natural element. Observe them up close at the see-through panel. Visit the stag house for an informative exhibition on these endangered species.
What to see: Amur tigers
Experience animals in a near-natural environment. Pygmy hippos and Diana monkeys cohabit near a waterfall. Nearby, owl-faced monkeys and Kirk's dik-diks share space. Explore Madagascar's wildlife featuring crowned lemurs and radiated tortoises.
What to see: Pygmy hippos, Diana monkeys, and Kirk's dik-diks
Visit Makasi Simba for lions that you can observe from panoramic screens in their cave. Near them, watch meerkats, busy digging or sunbathing. Further along, listen for the unique sound of 'laughing' spotted hyenas awaiting your visit.
What to see: Lions and Hyenas
Explore Leipzig's South American landscape housing seals and penguins in an aquatic habitat with a wave machine. Walk through an underwater tunnel, viewing these animals as if on a diving adventure, but without all the hassle of getting drenched in the process!
What to see: Seals and Penguins
1 January - 20 March: 9 AM to 5 PM
21 March - 30 April: 9 AM to 6 PM
1 May - 30 September: 9 AM to 7 PM
1 October - 30 October: 9 AM to 6 PM
1 November - 30 December: 9 AM to 5 PM
Best Time To Visit: Visit during zookeeper talks and feeding times in the late morning and early afternoon. For fewer crowds, go on a midweek visit outside the peak summer season and school holidays.
Address: Leipzig Zoo, Pfaffendorfer Str. 29, 04105 Leipzig, Germany
The cost of Zoo Leipzig tickets is 22,- € for adults and 14,- € for children aged 6 to 16. Children below the age of 6 can enter for free.
Established in 1878, Leipzig Zoo hosts a diverse collection of animal species and vegetation often found only in non-European wildlife. It is located in the city center and offers six themed worlds showcasing around 900 animal species.
Leipzig Zoo is conveniently accessible via local (S-Bahn), regional, and long-distance trains. From Leipzig's central train station, it's just a short tram ride on No. 12 or a 10-minute walk to the zoo.
It is located at Pfaffendorfer Str. 29, 04105 Leipzig, Germany.
Leipzig Zoo is known for its notable building projects: Pongoland (home to gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans) and Gondwanaland (the second-largest indoor rainforest hall in the world).
The Zoo Leipzig opens daily, even on public holidays, from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Yes, a free wheelchair is offered with a deposit.
Photography and filming for personal use are permitted.
The journey to Zoo Leipzig can be truly worthwhile. The entrance fees are reasonable. The zoo features spacious enclosures, themed areas, and highlights like Pongoland, Kiwara Savannah, and the impressive Gondwanaland. Restaurants and food stands offer satisfying meals at fair prices. Clean toilets are available, with the option to pay for use.