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Admission Prices & Opening Times

  Cash desk opening hours Indoor areas opening hours Zoo opening hours
Summer (March - October) 9:00 am – 5:30 pm 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 9:00 am - 7.00 pm
Winter (November - February) 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This also applies on holidays such as Easter, Labour Day, Ascension Day, Whitsun, Corpus Christi, Day of German Unity, All Saints' Day, Christmas Holidays and New year.


Opening Hours Around Christmas and New Years Eve

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. The cash desk closes at 12.30 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. 


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


‘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.


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 entrance on Mülheimer Straße (Google Maps car parks) and on Carl-Benz-Straße (about 10 minutes walk to the zoo) 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 €5.00.

Car Parks for disabled can be found in front of the entrance as well as on the opposite area of the entrance.

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 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 entrance.