The popular Hellabrunn Zoo stretches on over 40 hectares, located in the southern part of the city along the Isar River. The Zoo was founded in 1911 as the first geo-garden. The main characteristic of this complex is that animals are not classified by species, but according to their geographical position in the world. Therefore, for example, a tiger is not located near other animals from the feline family, but next to the rhinoceros.
Each visitor will get a small map of the zoo along with the purchased ticket. If visitors follow small icons on the map, they will get a chance to ‘ travel’ around the world and experience different living environments. Hellabrunn does not represent the zoo in the classic sense of the word, but the animals are housed in spacious "accommodations" that are very similar to their natural conditions in the wilderness. Such an insight is normally possible only on a safari.
The Zoo indicates when it is possible to take part in animal feeding, where the keeper who feeds the animals always narrates new facts related to a particular species which can be very interesting to hear and one can learn something new. For us, it was impressive to see a young white bear who played with a plastic ball in its pool. Penguins are rather interesting as always, as our visitors can see in the photo gallery.
If our visitors visit Munich for a few days, we certainly recommend this place. Within the zoo, there are cafes and pizzerias, but if our visitors are not keen on making a break here, they are allowed to bring sandwiches and water with them, and breaks can be made on the benches that are located everywhere in the garden. As the Zoo extends to 40 hectares, it is necessary that one should plan the visit to last several hours.
The regular price: 15 €
Ticket price for children (from 4 to 14 years old): 6 €.
The ticket price for a “small” family – one parent and his/her children: 19 €.
The ticket price for a “large” family – both parents and their children: 33 €.
The ticket price for students and adults older than 65 years: 11 €.
From 24.03 to 28.10 - from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
From 29.10 to 31.03 – from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
24th and 31 December - from 9:00am to 4:00 pm