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New relaxations: A little more normality when visiting the zoo

10.06.2020 | 10:41 Clock | Favorite places
New relaxations: A little more normality when visiting the zoo

Good news for all friends of Frankfurt Zoo: A visit to this popular destination will be a little more relaxed from 15 June than in previous weeks. With some new relaxations, a little bit of normality is returning to Frankfurt Zoo. Thus, with the cat jungle, the bird halls, the giraffe house and the monkey enclosures, some animal houses will open again. Nevertheless, there will still be restrictions to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and, not least, the animals. For example, it is still essential to restrict access to the zoo so that safety distances can be maintained on the grounds. However, there is good news here too, as more people are being allowed into the zoo again.

"I am very pleased about the relaxation of measures at the zoo. You've seen in the last few weeks, people want to go to the zoo. The online tickets were always booked up quickly and days in advance. It is good that from next Monday the time slots for visiting the zoo and the visitor quotas will be extended. But it is also very important to me that the zoo entrance on Rhoenstrasse is reopened soon. I agree with Dr. Casares: Provided that the visitor guidance works well in the next few weeks and the general orders allow it, the entrance will be available again for ticket holders from 1 July," says Dr. Ina Hartwig, Head of Department for Culture and Science.

"We are very pleased that we can allow our visitors a little more normality again. Although some houses are still closed for security reasons, there will be plenty of time and quiet for animal viewing because of the limited number of visitors," said Zoo Director Dr. Miguel Casares.

The arrangements for the transition period from 15. June

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

In all indoor areas, there is a requirement to wear appropriate mouth-to-nose protection for persons six years of age and older. The zoo advises that such protection will not be provided or available for purchase, but must be brought by the individual.

The Great Ape House, Exotarium and Grzimek House will remain closed, and some areas, such as around the ape houses, will remain off-limits.

Tickets are only available online at

There will be no ticket sales at the zoo's ticket offices.

Access is only available for a limited number of people per day. In each of two time windows, 600 visitors can be at the zoo.

Time windows that can be booked with the online tickets: 9 am - 1 pm, 2.30 pm - 1 pm.

The regular admission prices apply: Adults 12 euros, children and young people (6-17) 6 euros, as well as concession holders, children under 6 years have free admission. Children under 6 and other persons entitled to free admission must also book a time slot at 0 euros. This also applies to holders of annual passes.

The entrance Rhönstraße remains closed.

Annual passes are extended by two months. Renewals can be made at the zoo ticket office. Annual pass holders must also book a 0 <x>ampersand</x>euro; time slot in the online shop before visiting the zoo.

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

All events and group formats are cancelled at least until the end of summer vacation.

Zoo shop, food trucks and ice cream stands are open.

The arrangements are in effect until further notice. Info on new developments is always available at

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