Enjoy close encounters with over 500 animals – a visit to the beautifully maintained zoo in the Odenkirchen district of Mönchengladbach is a thrilling experience. It’s a special favourite for family outings. From tiny baby animals to the giant bison, there’s lots of amazing things to discover. The zoo also hosts birthday parties for people of all ages, it lays on tours for pensioners, and it even lets you become a “keeper for a day”. Group tours for schools or other groups are always welcome. And don’t forget: any animal-lover can sponsor one of the animals that live there or pay for a sponsorship for someone else.
So a visit is always worthwhile: the zoo is open 364 days a year, and with 80 breeds of animals it attracts 200,000 visitors every year. The zoo is an accredited “Fair Family” business under the scheme run by the German association for larger families. The playgrounds in the zoo and the outdoor areas provide a new range of exciting activities for kids, and they’re also a great place to have a rest!
Am Pixbusch 22, 41199 Mönchengladbach
Winter opening hours: Mon. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Summer opening hours: Mon. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.