Wuppertal Zoo

Apes, bears, lions, elephants, fish, birds and reptiles can all be found in Wuppertal Zoo. Around 4,500 animals (almost 500 species) from all over the world live here. They are accommodated in spacious modern enclosures which enable visitors to get a good close-up view.

Wuppertal zoo is one of the oldest in Germany. When it opened in 1881 on the initiative of local citizens, bankers and factory owners, it comprised just 34 animals including a bear and a couple of wolves. Now it is one of the most up-to-date zoos in Europe with one of the finest landscape settings of its kind. Situated on a sloping hill it is full of spacious stretches of meadows, large ponds and old trees.

The site was considerably enlarged in 2007. Now the Samba Trail (a pedestrian and cyclists’ trail along a disused railway line) leads right through the midst of the site and over a bridge directly overlooking the lions’ enclosure.

The zoo has room for all sorts of events, concerts, guided tours and festivities. It’s open every day throughout the year and worth a visit at any season.

Address and contact

Zoologischer Garten der Stadt Wuppertal
Hubertusallee 30
42117 Wuppertal

Phone: +49 (0) 202 / 5 63 36 00
Info phone: +49 (0) 202 / 5 63 56 66

Opening Times

daily from 8.30–18.00
in summer in good weather also longer

daily from 8.30–17.00