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Zoo Zurich

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Lots to see

Zurich Zoo was a positive surprise. Lots of animals to see, and beautiful scenery from the uphill... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Never gets boring with small children

Great place to go with small kids. It is big enough to see lots of things and it is also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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“masoala hall”(47 reviews)
“elephant house”(34 reviews)
«People who know animals will protect them.» Up above the city of Zurich, spanning a surface of approximately 27 hectares, is Switzerland’s largest and most frequently visited cultural and educational institution: Zoo Zurich. The popular nationwide...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
+41 44 254 25 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zurich Zoo was a positive surprise. Lots of animals to see, and beautiful scenery from the uphill. The place is quite hilly, but accessible. The new elephant area is spectacular, really nice even in bad weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go with small kids. It is big enough to see lots of things and it is also walkable... there is a small train if you don’t want to walk to reach Elephants lodge, which is totally worth seeing. If you come in...More

Thank KatyaDelsman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done zoo that is educational, entertaining and great fun. There are no cages, and that’s a great way to learn about the animals in a freer, protected and secure environment. There are many types of animals, from the rarest to some of the...More

Thank FatherandToddler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zurich Zoo is an exceptional zoo, especially since it's a small'ish zoo! The Madagascar exhibit is awesome! The zoo does a great job of providing privacy for the animals, and yet providing the public ways to peek at them without bothering them.

Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Zurich Zoo 19/08/18. Lovely tram ride through twisting roads to the top of the hill overlooking the beautiful city of Zurich.Blue skies and warm sunshine made for a great day visiting a nice clean and tidy zoo.Plenty of animals although some were not...More

1  Thank rickwheatley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me there is always a concern about zoos, whether or not it is good for the animals, or whether it is in fact an out-dated and voyeuristic abuse of the animals contained within. This zoo, like most, claims to have an interest in biodiversity,...More

1  Thank martin j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i visited the zoo so out son will enjoy we ended up enjoying it ourselves we never thought it would be this beautiful and well organized if i go back to Zurich i would visit again it’s a must whether you’re going...More

3  Thank Halahnf
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Make sure to visit the elephant house - it is like stepping i to Thailand, you can even have a traditional green curry while you are at it 😊

2  Thank Anders C
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Not too far out of town with plenty to see and do. The animals look to be happy and the enclosures are large and quite natural in their layout. None of the old style cages. The Madagascan rainforest exhibit is a must see with birds,...More

4  Thank simongreaves
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

You can visit aL year. Special is the elephant area and the playground with animal... Also the masoala hall is fantastic!

2  Thank Rebecca M
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Roxana H
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
You will see animals aL year round.
June 24, 2018|
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Response from ZooZuerich | Property representative |
You could do both. Depending on the weekday when you are going to visit the zoo Zurich it may make sense to buy it online to avoid to queue at the entrance.
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April 23, 2018|
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Response from Eagle-Ag | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I guess it depends on how much you like to walk in the rain from one animal attraction to the next. There are some attractions which take place indoors like the Masoala Halle where you can easily spend 1-2 hours. There... More