Nuremberg Zoo: a One-Hundred-Year-Old Park
The Nuremberg Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Europe, attracting more than one million visitors a year. Founded in 1912, Nuremberg Zoo is a city institution, covering 67 hectares (170 acres) of sprawling parkland and home to 3,000 animals from 300 species.
Nuremberg Zoo prides itself on being conservation aware and is involved with many international programmes helping endangered wildlife. A trip to Nuremberg Zoo makes for an educational and fun day out from your Nuremburg hotel for all the family.
Where to Stay near the Nuremberg Zoo
Nuremberg Zoo is in the southeast of the city, in the Nuremberg Reichswald -- the Imperial Forest. Right near Nuremberg Zoo, there is an excellent selection of contemporary three- and four-star hotels complete with spas and restaurants in Glockenhof, Marienvorstadt and Ludwigsfeld. Stay in a hotel near here and you’ll be a couple of miles from the Nuremberg Zoo in comfortable accommodation.
While Nuremberg Zoo is on the outskirts of the city, it is still within easy reach of Nuremberg’s hotels and accommodation in city centre and old town.
Discover Animals from across the Globe at Nuremberg Zoo
The Nuremberg Zoo is in a large beautiful park, where animals live as close to nature as possible. Rugged sandstone rock formations, centuries-old trees and thriving wetlands create natural enclosures for the animals that call it home.
Inside the Reichswald Forest, where oaks, Scots pines, beeches, limes, birches and alders grow, you will find deer and local birds. But you’ll discover exotic animals from forests across the globe – see if you can spot the Malayan tapirs, Visayan spotted deer, Indian rhinoceros, lowland tapirs, squirrel monkeys, macaws and harpy eagles.
Asiatic lions and Siberian tigers live in enclosures built into former stone pits, and you will also find snow leopards, Syrian brown bears, maned wolves and cheetahs. Giraffes, polar bears and endangered Somali wild asses, live in large enclosures tucked into the forest landscape.
At the aqua centre, watch manatees, penguins, dolphins, otters and sea lions at play, from above and below the water.
After your day at Nuremberg Zoo, head back to your hotel for a comfortable night’s sleep.