Munich Hellabrunn Zoo

Hellabrunn Zoo is awesome and a great way to spend the day, it’s also really good value when you consider that you can spend the whole day there. It’s even good on bad weather days thanks to the enclosed areas such as the botanical jungle bubble, aquarium and other indoor areas.

Zoo Hellabrunn
Petting Goats at Zoo Hellabrunn

I go there at least twice a year with my family and it’s pretty much our place to go with the kids on their birthdays. The last time I went I experienced the birds of prey show for the first time which was brilliant, worth seeing.

It is situated on the plains of the river Isar, was established as the world’s first “geo-zoo” in 1928. The natural designed enclosures are the perfect setting for breeding endangered species. Hellabrunn offers its visitores charming views of the animals, similar to animal watching in the wild, unimpeded by fences or bars.

Munich Zoo has several shows where you can watch the animals being fed, or you can ride a horse or camel:

• Elephant Show
• Camel Ride
• Seal Show
• Hawks Show

There are 371 different species with altogether 4000 animals in Munich’s Tierpark Hellabrunn.

Jungle Tent at Munich Zoo
Inside the Jungle Tent at Munich Zoo

This is a view from inside the Jungle dome. Unlike the eco-domes in Cornwall in southern England, this one is teaming with life. It has a variety of birds, iguanas, fish and insects.This is a favourite of mine at the Zoo and the children are kept busy looking for animals, also it’s a great place to warm up on cold days at the Zoo.


Tierparkstr. 30 81543 München
Tel 0049 (0) 89/625080

Opening Times

April – Sept. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct. – March 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission Prices

Adults € 12,–
Children between 4 and 14 years
(free for children up to 4 years of age) € 5,-
Schoolchildren older than 15 years of age € 8,50