Dortmund Zoo

Animals from all over the world

Dortmund Zoo
Animals from all over the world

Dortmund Zoo is a popular destination in Dortmund, Germany. It was opened in 1953 and houses a diverse collection of animals from all over the world.


The zoo covers an area of around 28 hectares and offers visitors the opportunity to discover over 1,400 animals from around 220 species. Highlights include elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers, monkeys and many more fascinating animals.

Dortmund Zoo attaches great importance to species conservation and works closely with various international species conservation programmes. Targeted breeding programmes preserve endangered species and support populations.


There are numerous informative and interactive opportunities for visitors to learn more about the animal world. Regular guided tours, animal presentations and feedings are offered. Children can visit the petting zoo and take a ride on the zoo train.

Dortmund Zoo Dortmund Zoo | copyright by Robin St on Unsplash

The zoo also has various restaurants, picnic areas and playgrounds to provide visitors with a pleasant and relaxing time. There is also a souvenir shop where visitors can purchase memorabilia.


Dortmund Zoo is not only a place of entertainment, but also an important place for environmental protection and education. It plays a significant role in raising public awareness of the need to preserve natural habitats and protect wildlife.

Dortmund Zoo Dortmund Zoo | copyright by A G on Unsplash

A visit to Dortmund Zoo is an exciting way to explore the diversity of the animal world, learn more about species conservation and spend quality time with family or friends.


Dortmund Zoo | Mergelteichstraße 80, 44225 Dortmund | website

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