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Admission Prices & Opening Times

We offer diverse special rates within the framework of such co-operations. You can find more information here.


Admission Prices

Single Tickets  
Adults 18+ 17,50 €
Children 3–17 10,00 €
Discounted Adults* 15,50 €
Discounted Children* 9,00 €
Dogs ( only Thursdays and Fridays ) 5,00 €

*Groups of 20 people and above, School classes ( please pay in one amount ), Pupils over 18, Students, Disabled persons, Seniors, Owners of a Duisburg Family Ticket, Special prices for Duisburg schools. Valid verification is required. Free entrance is granted to a person accompanying a severely disabled person with Classification ‘B’


Before your visit to our zoo, school and pre-school groups please get in touch with us per email under:


‘Wildlife Conservation Euro’

Der Artenschutz-Euro

Whether online or at our pay window, when buying a ticket for our zoo you have the possibility of voluntarily donating a ‘Wildlife Conservation Euro’, - just a small amount, but one that has a large impact when it goes to where it is needed most. With this ‘Wildlife Conservation Euro’ we want to motivate as many of our visitors as possible to work together to conserve biological diversity. Selected projects that have convinced our zoo team of their long-term work will profit from these ‘Wildlife Conservation Euro’ proceeds. All these projects work to protect animal species whose existence is threatened in their native habitat. In particular the focus is on the protection of dolphins, gorillas, African penguins and Madagascar fossas. Further project co-operations are expected to follow in the near future.


Family Tickets

Family ( 2 adults + 1 child ) 43,00 €
Per additional child ( maximum of 2 ) 9,00 €

'After work' Ticket

Available on weekdays from an hour before the ticket window closes ( currently 2.30 PM). Not available at weekends or on public holidays.
Adults 18+ 8,50 €
Children 3–17 5,00 €

Annual Season Passes

Pay just once, but have up to 365 days of fun! After your fourth visit at the latest, the purchase of an annual pass for the Duisburg Zoo pays off. And with the family season pass, even after your third visit you start saving money.


Annual Season Passes

Pay just once, but have up to 365 days of fun! After your fourth visit at the latest, the purchase of an annual pass for the Duisburg Zoo pays off. And with the family season pass, even after your third visit you start saving money


Single Annual Season Passes For one year In subscription
Adults 18+ 68,00 € 63,00 €
Children 3–17 41,00 € 36,00 €
Dogs 25,00 € 25,00 €
Family Annual Season Passes For one year In subscription
Family Annual Season Pass I (1 Adult & 1 child) 90,00 € 80,00 €
Family Annual Season Pass II (2 Adults & 1 child) 115,00 € 105,00 €
Per Additional Child 10,00 € 9,00 €

If you are interested, we offer our loyal zoo visitors to have their current valid annual pass extended by the time lost due to the corona-related closure. Should you choose in favour of the zoo not to extend your annual pass, we greatly appreciate your loyalty and support during this difficult time. Back in the spring, in favour of the zoo, many annual pass holders chose not to extend their passes. This has made us even more aware of the importance of our zoo in society and how much support our animals enjoy. This is overwhelming and we are very grateful for it.


To apply for a desired extension, visit us at our Central Visitor Service and you will then receive your extension directly on site. Appointments to purchase annual tickets can be booked at, and annual tickets can be purchased or extended at the Central Visitor Service.

Opening hours

The Zoo Duisburg opens its gates all year round from 9:00 am and is open until 7:00 pm in summer and until 4:30 pm in winter. After the ticket office closes, you can leave the zoo via the turnstiles. This also applies on holidays such as Easter, Labour Day, Ascension Day, Whitsun, Corpus Christi, Day of German Unity and All Saints' Day.


Cash desk opening hours

Summer (March - October)9.00 – 17.30 Uhr
Winter (November - February)9.00 – 15.30 Uhr


Opening Hours Around Christmas

On 24th December (Christmas Eve) the presentation at the dolphinarium will take place at 11.30 AM and 1.00 PM. On New Year’s Eve the presentation will take place at 11.30 AM. You can visit the zoo on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve until 2.00 PM, during the other Christmas holidays until 04.30 PM.

Information about the entrances

Main entrance (Mülheimer Straße) Open daily
Side entrance (Carl-Benz-Straße) Currently closed

How to Reach Us

By car

The Zoo Duisburg can be easily reached by car from all directions via the A3 and A40 motorways. The Duisburg-Kaiserberg exit leads directly to the zoo.

The zoo car parks at the main entrance on Mülheimer Straße (Google Maps car parks) and on Carl-Benz-Straße (side entrance - currently closed) are signposted. Additional parking is available at the nearby university (about 5 minutes walk to the zoo). The parking fee at the zoo car park is €4.00.

Please note that parking is banned on the side street "Am Zoo", where compliance to this rule is checked regularly.

By public transport

From Duisburg Central Station, tram line 901 (direction: Mülheim/Zoo/Uni) will take you directly to the main entrance of Duisburg Zoo on a regular basis. Stop: Zoo/Uni, travel time: approx. 4 minutes.

From Mülheim main station, the journey with tram line 901 (direction Obermarxloh) takes just under 20 minutes.

Click here for timetable information for buses and trains.

By Bicycle

There is a covered bicycle stand to park your bike at the main entrance of the zoo. From Duisburg city centre it is only a few minutes by bike to the zoo (approx. 3 km). For e-bikes, charging stations for 3 e-bikes are available for free use at the main entrance.