WELCOME TO HELLABRUNN
the world's first geo-zoo
Hellabrunn Zoo was opened in 1911 as the world’s first geo-zoo. Since then, you have traveled around the world there. In the natural habitats of the landscape protection area of the Isar floodplains, an atmospheric picture is shown in every season. Very important: The 18,000 animals from around 740 species feel at home in their species-appropriate keeping on the 40 hectare facility. The visitors can watch the animals without disturbing fences or bars. Hellabrunn offers plenty of animal attractions. The pets introduce themselves, so to speak. You learn a lot of interesting facts and can experience the animals up close. You can also stroke the goats, ponies and llamas. The walks with the keepers through the zoo are also very nice. The little ones can even ride a little round on the ponies and llamas. For € 99.00 you can (up to four people) fulfill your dream and look your favorite animal in the eye. No matter whether it is a giant turtle, Indian rhinoceros, lemurs, the animals of the polar world or a visit to the aquarium. However, this is only possible if the favorite animal is also healthy. For its price, it is also worth booking a guided tour at night. With night vision devices (in dry weather) you can discover the zoo with your personal guide and see the animals from a different side. It is also a great spectacle to watch the animal keepers feed them. This is possible with the following animals: pelicans, king penguins, anacondas, crocodiles, chimpanzees, gorillas and lions. Brand new and as the first zoo in Germany there is a zoo podcast every two weeks. This is called “Mia san Tier” and gives direct insights into zoo life. It provides information on the progress of the baby animals and the condition of the pregnant animals. Very different people come in front of the microphone – employees, guests or the zoo director himself. Since the Hellabrunn zoo is a scientifically managed zoo with a pronounced educational mandate, the zoo director sees it as an affair of the heart and an obligation to provide relevant information on zoology, environmental protection and species protection to publish in this innovative channel.