Journey through faraway lands and experience your favourite animals up close at Salzburg Zoo. Open 365 days of the year, it is an exciting destination for the young and the old.
Compounds are categorised by continent at Hellbrunn, dividing the zoo into Eurasian, South American, Australian, and African areas. A petting zoo is located in Eurasia, while Australia boasts a walkable aviary as well as kangaroos and bearded dragons. South America covers the largest part of the zoo. Here is where alpaka friends and flamingo fans find joy. You will come across diverse primates, reptiles, and amphibians too. Immerse into the world of Lion King at the African quarter: rhinos live door to door with exotic birds, porcupines, and of course lions and other feline predators.
For many visitors, feedings are a particular highlight. Check out the schedule online, so you don't miss your favourite animal being fed.
For a special zoo experience, Salzburg Zoo offers various guided tours. Experts from the zoo school finetune your tour to the nature of your group as well as personal preferences. A unique visit is guaranteed!
Furthermore, the Nachtzoo (lit. night zoo) programme takes place over the summer. For these events, the zoo is open until 10 pm. Theme nights for each of the continents represented in the park include a rich programme of music, craft stations, mini tours, and foods from the respective region.
Right next to the zoo, Hellbrunn Palace, known for its watergames, is located. Combo tickets are available to visit both attractions on the same day.
Salzburg zoo's history goes back as far as the year 1424. For a long time, it was archiepiscopal game park with fish ponds and bird flocks. In 1612, archbishop Marcus Sitticus began making plans for Hellbrunn. Only 300 years after the castle complex's completion though, in 1961, the zoo opened its doors to public visitors.
How to get there
By car: coming from Tauern motorway (A 10), take exit Salzburg-Süd in direction Anif. Turn left at the first light. After one kilometer, you will be able to see Zoo Hellbrunn at your right-hand side. Coming from Salzburg city centre, you follow the signs for Hellbrunn/Zoo southbound. Parking is available free of charge.
Public transport: bus 25takes you directly from the central train station (Hauptbahnhof) to Anif Zoo Salzburg.