Holidays in Zoo Zurich

Holiday Travel Guide
Zoo Zurich

Come face-to-face with rare and exotic animal species, including Amur tigers and snow leopards, which roam in recreations of their natural habitats.

Zoo Zurich is a superbly maintained wildlife attraction with areas that mimic several of the world’s landscapes and ecosystems. This zoological park shelters over 360 animal species, some native and others endangered. At Zoo Zurich spot bears, butterflies, elephants, giant tortoises, lions and pandas. Discover a cloud forest, desert, prairie and tropical rainforest, among other habitats.

Go to the Masoala Rainforest area and look down on colorful animals and plants from treetop walkways. See four species of lemur, flying foxes, chameleons, parrots and a tomato frog. Wander through the Pantanal area, which imitates a South American wetland region. From spring to autumn the resident squirrel monkeys provide entertainment.

Explore the impressive Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park. Watch as members of an Asian elephant family frolic in the sand and waterholes. Sharing this area with the elephants are everything from hissing cockroaches to scorpions. Marvel as Andean spectacled bears traverse a cloud forest and snow leopards clamber over mountainous terrain.

Join a night walk in the Mongolian Steppe and watch for camels, cashmere goats and yaks. Feed a variety of friendly wildlife in the Zoolino zone. Alpaca, dwarf rabbits, pygmy goats, Shetland ponies and wild turkeys are some of the domesticated animals you can interact with.

Located in the Zurichberg district, the zoo is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) east of the center of Zurich’s Old Town. Get here by taking a tram to the Zoo station and then catch a bus or continue by foot for about 5 minutes. Limited metered parking is available on the zoo’s surrounding streets and at nearby car parks.

Zoo Zurich is open 365 days of the year and has an admission fee. Entrance is free for children age 6 and under. Between spring and autumn a toy train connects the Masoala Rainforest and elephant park. Visit the zoo’s official website for the complete opening hours, fees and a list of the major attractions.

530 Cheap Hotels Near Zoo Zurich

Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
4 out of 5
Orellistrasse 21, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$351 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
Located in Fluntern, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of FIFA Headquarters and Zoo Zurich. ETH Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse are also within 2 miles (3 km). ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (479 reviews)
"Modern building, located on a hill top. Complimentary breakfast was great, especially for the location which is quite far from everything else. My room came with a nice view of the city and river. Room was warm and cosy even during winter (temperature of aircon was set to coldest). Would imagine ..."

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2021

Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
The Dolder Grand
The Dolder Grand
5 out of 5
Kurhausstrasse 65, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$1,111 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Hottingen, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of FIFA Headquarters and Zoo Zurich. ETH Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (253 reviews)
"It's an excellent hotel with good reputation that should not be taken as granted. Bell service needs a serious uplift."

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2021

The Dolder Grand
Zurich Marriott Hotel
Zurich Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Neumuehlequai 42, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$360 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Zürich Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swiss National Museum and Bahnhofstrasse. Beckenhof Tram Stop and Stampfenbachplatz ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Excellent! I would definitely stay again in Zurich!"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Zurich Marriott Hotel
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Top Zoo Zurich Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Bristol Hotel
Bristol Hotel
3 out of 5
Stampfenbachstrasse 34, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$154 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Bristol Hotel
The Dolder Grand
The Dolder Grand
5 out of 5
Kurhausstrasse 65, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$1,111 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
The Dolder Grand
Zurich Marriott Hotel
Zurich Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Neumuehlequai 42, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$360 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Zurich Marriott Hotel
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
4 out of 5
Orellistrasse 21, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$351 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
Boutique Hotel Wellenberg
Boutique Hotel Wellenberg
4 out of 5
Niederdorf Strasse 10, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$337 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Boutique Hotel Wellenberg
Hotel Scheuble
Hotel Scheuble
3 out of 5
Muehlegasse 17, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$262 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Hotel Scheuble
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
4 out of 5
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$535 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Marktgasse Hotel
Marktgasse Hotel
4 out of 5
Marktgasse 17, Zürich
The price is AU$317 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Marktgasse Hotel
Ruby Mimi Zurich
Ruby Mimi Zurich
3.5 out of 5
4 Beatenpl., Zürich, ZH
The price is AU$239 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Ruby Mimi Zurich
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