More space for fewer animals®

Here you can really experience something!

For a start, the Dählhölzli is a lovely natural environment; a mixed beech forest, the Aare river bank, the river landscape. Embedded in this landscape are numerous enclosures for animals, some of which are rare. That's an experience in itself!

But you will find much more than animals and their enclosures: you can watch some species being fed or take a carriage ride. Children can ride ponies, have their faces painted or let off steam in the playground.

You can also learn something: our smartphone quiz offers a wealth of information - and not only for the young technophiles who visit.

At weekends we provide an info-mobile: zoo employees can tell you all about our animals.

You can take a break and relax at the barbecue area near the wolf enclosure and the Dählhölzli restaurant near the Aare river. The zoo shop, run by the Tierpark Association, offers many interesting animal souvenirs for all age groups.