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Frankfurt Zoo opens on March 10

08.03.2021 | 12:52 Clock | Favorite places
Frankfurt Zoo opens on March 10

Working flat out on an opening strategy, the good news can now be announced: Frankfurt Zoo may finally welcome visitors again after months. Of course, this depends on whether the 7-day incidence in Hesse is between 50 and 100. From Wednesday, 10 March, it will once again be possible to visit the zoo, whereby hygiene concepts and measures to guide visitors, which had already proved their worth last year, will be applied. Despite all the joy, there must unfortunately be some necessary restrictions and closures until further notice. In addition:

For the zoo visit, a fixed time slot must be booked online. Addresses are recorded for tracking purposes. The online store with ticket sales and appointment booking opens Tuesday, March 9 at

"About the fact that the zoo can now reopen, I am very happy. People miss their zoo, especially now that the temperatures are beckoning them back outdoors. A trip to the zoo is like a little inspirational holiday. There is so much to discover and so much worth knowing. Especially in view of the Easter holidays, it is good that this opportunity is now available again," says Ina Hartwig, Head of the Department for Culture and Science. Zoo director Dr. Miguel Casares emphasises that the zoo is a safe destination for excursions: "Experience from last year and from many other zoos shows that the hygiene concepts work. We have to adapt our offers to the respective situation. This requires patience and flexibility from our visitors and, for the time being, certainly one or two restrictions. The current bird flu epidemic unfortunately makes it necessary to take additional security measures in some areas of the zoo. However, we are still convinced that a visit to the zoo right now can be a soothing and inspiring break from the complexities of everyday life right now."

All information and rules for visiting the zoo starting Wednesday, March 10. March

- The same spacing, hygiene and contact rules apply at the zoo as in all other public areas.

- Throughout the zoo grounds - both outdoors and in all indoor areas - there is a requirement to wear a medical mask, FFP-2 or KN95 mask for persons six years of age and older.

- Great Ape House, Cat Jungle, Rhino House and - due to bird flu - the Bird Halls will remain closed, while some areas, such as around the monkey houses, will remain off limits.

- Tickets are available online only at

- Address information must be collected for tracking purposes.

- The number of visitors per day is limited and divided into two time slots. The time slots are mandatory.

Winter hours (until 27. March): 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m.-5 p.m.

Summertime (from 28. March): 9am-1pm, 2.30pm-7pm

- The following admission prices apply: Adults 13 euros including conservation euro*, children and young people (6-17 years) 6 euros, also concession holders. Children under 6 years have free admission. Also children under 6 years and entitled to free admission must book a time slot at 0 euros in the online shop. This also applies to holders of annual passes.

*The Nature Conservation Euro is a voluntary, earmarked donation that visitors have been able to give since 1 March when buying tickets for adults, families, groups and when buying annual passes for adults and families.

- The Rhoenstrasse entrance is expected to remain closed until the end of April.

- Annual passes will be extended for the duration of the zoo closure. Renewals can be made at the zoo ticket office. Annual pass holders must also book a 0 euro time slot in the online shop before their visit to the zoo

- As it is important to avoid large crowds at the zoo, no show feedings etc will take place until further notice.

- Events, tours and group formats will not take place until probably the end of April.

- The zoo shop, snack carts and ice cream stands will open in accordance with the relevant regulation of the state of Hesse. Currently, this is unfortunately not yet possible.

The regulations apply until further notice. The zoo will provide information about new developments on its website www.zoo-frankfurt.en

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