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Opel-Zoo Kronberg im Taunus

Opel-Zoo Kronberg im Taunus
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last update on Jun 26, 2024
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The Opel-Zoo is home to the only elephants in the Hessen region.
© Archiv Opel-Zoo The Opel-Zoo is home to the only elephants in the Hessen region.

The Opel Zoo is an idyllic retreat in Kronberg im Taunus, named after the founder and entrepreneur Georg von Opel. It covers a generous 27 hectares and is a home to more than 1,700 animals from over 200 different species. Whether as a family, couple or individual visitor, everyone will find a place here to relax from everyday life and enjoy the beauty of the animal world.

Visitors can discover an impressive variety of animals from all continents of the world, including playful red pandas, long-necked giraffes, sociable spectacled penguins and many other impressive inhabitants. The zoo is also the only one in the Hesse region to be home to elephants. 

In addition to the animal enclosures, the Opel Zoo also provides generous open spaces and natural areas that invite visitors to stroll and linger. Children can look forward to numerous playgrounds and interactive stations such as a petting zoo.

The excursion destination is known for its species-appropriate animal husbandry and its commitment to nature and species conservation. The Opel Zoo is closely integrated into the "Reverse the Red" organization, which focuses on the protection of endangered animal species and the conservation of their habitats. Through joint projects and educational initiatives, the zoo actively contributes to the promotion of environmental awareness and the protection of endangered species.

The zoo offers a suitable combination of nature experience, research and education for visitors of all ages.  There are numerous educational events to choose from, offering comprehensive insights for all interested parties, including special programmes for school classes, children's birthday parties, companies and other groups.

Historical Information

Bactrian camels are one of 200 different animal species at the zoo.
© Archiv Opel-Zoo Bactrian camels are one of 200 different animal species at the zoo.

The Opel Zoo in Kronberg im Taunus was founded in 1956 by Georg von Opel and has been an important centre for nature conservation and education in Germany since its opening. Originally started as a private zoo, it was later handed over to the city of Frankfurt am Main and has been a public zoo ever since. It is characterized by its spacious enclosures and its diverse animal population, which includes animals from all continents. The first three elephants from Africa arrived at the young zoo in the very first year.

How to get there

By car

The Opel Zoo can be reached via the B455 between Kronberg and Königstein. There are numerous free car parks on site. You can also use the car parks in the towns of Kronberg and Königstein. 

By public transport 

Take the S4 from Frankfurt to Kronberg station and from there the bus lines 261, X26 and X27 to the "Opel-Zoo" stop. 


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Am Opel-Zoo 3
Kronberg im Taunus
+49 (0)6173 / 325903-0
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