The Frankfurt Zoo makes for an absolutely great day out with the kids!  With 450 different species, more than 4,500 individual creatures spread over 11 hectares there is plenty to see and do.  Meaning with any luck everyone should be ready for bed when you leave.  Moreover the Zoo is situated on the border of Bornheim and Ostend making it fairly central and easy to access.

Things to do at Frankfurt Zoo

There are plenty of things to keep little people and big people alike.  Undoubtedly the main reason to visit the zoo is to see the animals. And to make thing even more exciting it might be worth timing your visit around animal feeding timesHowever, should little ones need a break there is a large playground and plenty of places to buy snacks and things to eat.  Also, the petting zoo is worth a visit for a fully immersive and tactile visit.

Good to know

  • Purchase the yearly zoo pass to avoid long lines and this pass enables you to visit anytime you want.
  • Frankfurt Zoo is open 365 days a year
  • The Frankfurt Zoo is involved in many research projects involved in animal conservation around the world
  • The zoo can be easily reached by underground (U6, U7) and tram (line 14)
  • Carts and wheelchairs can be hire at the zoo.  At the cash desk from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter.  Cart Rental Price: €5 with €20 deposit.  Wheelchair: €20 deposit
  • Changing tables are available in the toilets just behind the entrance and in the Borgori forest.

Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt am Main


Monday-Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Additional Info:  website