Tiergarten Nürnberg


City: Nuremberg

Country: Germany

State: Bavaria


Opend 1912


Species 310

In its size its one of Germanys absolut largest situated in a lush green forest. It is most known for its dolphins and the manatee, but on your way you also meet than Indian rhinoceros, yellow-backed duikers and the yellow-throated marten

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Last visit 2016

Tiergarten Nürnberg

Am Tiergarten 30
90480 Nürnberg



Phone nr 0911-54546

Open minimum 9am-5pm


Entrance fee

  • Adult 16,- Euro
  • Child 7,70 Euro
  • Family*/** 21,-/37,- Euro

*Familt tickets are valid one (grand)parent and theire (grand)children

**Familt tickets are valid two (grand)parent and theire (grand)children

Annual Card

  • Adult 75,- Euro
  • Child 33,- Euro

Kids will love to pet the goats at the childrens zoo


Cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne had already opened zoo. in 1906 the people of Nuremberg also want one. This leads to a full-scale civil movement. Many people of Nuremberg are exsited from the project so much that they buy securities of the Tiergarten Aktiengesellschaft (AG). In addition to merchants and lawyers, banks, breweries and clubs line the securities available to buy from 500 marks. With the help of the shares, debentures and donations, the Tiergarten AG can collect the 700,000 mark, which it needs for construction. After years of discussion and planning is commenced with the construction of the Tiergarten at the Dutzendteich in 1911 on the terrain of the Bavarian State Exhibition of 1906 has offered. A little later, pull the first residents in the 20-acre resort. Some of the animals gets donated to the zoo. Citizens donate ostriches, gazelles, monkeys, and a tame bear. And the festival committee gives the Tiergarten four polar bears. Model of the garden is Carl Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg. The idea behind animal panoramas with out fences. On 11th May 1912 the big day has arrived: The gates of the zoo open for the first visitors. The enthusiasm is great. And the dress suit for men duty - which shows that the zoo at that time had a large social significance. The track record of the first day: 25,230 visitors came and at restaurants 51 hectoliters of beer were drunk. Among the highlights of the zoo include the tropical hall and enclosures for monkeys and elephants, the predator canyon and the mountains - a gigantic artificial rocks next to the fish pond. The rush of visitors places in the First World War. The Tiergarten is suffering from inflation, the cost of food and wages soar. The price for an elephant climbs from 8,000 to 100,000 marks. In addition, hungers not only get the population, even the zoo is struggling with lack of food, in which many animals, for example, several sea lions die. Nevertheless, the zoo is trying to lure visitors. For concerts and festivals are held separately. In addition, there is to see unusual animal acts, which, for example deploy more than 40 lions. Also the zoo flourishes again in the "Roaring Twenties". Several hundred thousand visitors flock each year to the zoo in order to look at the animals. And it manages the zoo to fill war-related gaps in livestock. There are constant new arrivals. Downright a sensation is the birth of the little orangutan Bobby is on 20 April 1928. In addition, leaky houses, rusted and rotted lattice fences are repaired. With the rise of National Socialism is clear that the zoo must go. Hitler plans the Nazi party rally grounds on the dozen pond. But the citizens fight against the closure of the zoo. Therefore, launches 1934 search for a new location. The contract will finally get the former quarries at Schmausenbuck. However, the population wants to leave Hitler in the dark: "The leader does not wish to report on the new building at Schmausenbuck," it said in a statement to the news department of the city of Nuremberg. Any disturbance should be avoided. In 1939 in just three months, the zoo move along with its inhabitants to the Schmausenbuck. On 5 May, the zoo is finally opened at the new site for the second time after only two years of construction. The new 55-hectare area in the east of Nuremberg wants to gently reshape to a zoo. The roads are not planned on the drawing board, but adapted with designed ropes to the terrain. At thick gratings as the dozen pond is omitted. And the gardener plants exclusively native plants. In August 1943, the zoo during air raids is seriously damaged. The elephant house remains intact, because the elephants enter the fire from further ado. Two of the three hippos burn, however. Only "Gretl" was able to escape into the water. After the war, the grounds of the zoo is destroyed to 90 percent. When animal population, however, there is little loss. By April 1945, when former prisoners of war in rows butchered deer, water buffalo, springbok and bears and fry them around the campfire. Of the 487 Zoo inhabitants are in June 1945, only 168 left. Until the 1950s the zoo animals are greatly humanized. Chimpanzee riding a bike and if they want to eat, they have to take on small chairs at a table. The infant monkeys are presented with pacifier in the baby carriage, the little polar bear is presented on the arm of the public zoo director. And the Tiergarten Board poses for photos next to young predators. The aim of the whole theater is to entertain the guests, which the visit is as much fun as possible. The Tiergarten has a new attraction: The Little "Eagle", the Tiergarten line runs for the first time through the zoo. The locomotive is a replica of the first German railway between Nuremberg and Fürth. Developed the built 1:2 scale replica of apprentices of the MAN works in Nuremberg. That same year, the first new building after the war is finished with the giraffe house. Even the animal population could be increased again. Goods after the war is only 168 animals left, so there were five years later, 350 animals and 1,066 in 1964. 1971 Nuremberg gets after Duisburg Germany's second dolphinarium. This was made possible a million donation from the Nuremberger Max Hintermayr. From the outset it is Moby. Today it is 52 years old - in the wild bottlenose dolphins are usually only half as old. 1988 is added the Dolphinarium II. However, it is not publicly available and only intended for breeding. The Dolphinarium is life controversial. Animal rights activists talk about animal cruelty and too little space for the bottlenose dolphins. On 27 May 1977 the tropical house opens its doors. It also shows manatees (sea cows). Since then, they are a firm part of the zoo. While dying, the first manatee who came to Nuremberg, after five months. But two years later, is considering a new pair of Manati in the tropical house. Another two years later, on 27 July 1981, the zoo was able to announce the first birth of a manatee. It was the first birth of its kind in Germany, the second in Europe and only the fourth worldwide. Manatee Fritz now lives in Singapore. The Natural History House opens. There, a new facility is also located: the zoo education. Only since 1989, an employee cares about education. The aim is to get the visitors close to the animals - and in a way that it is not perceived as learning. For example, there is the Blue classroom. There, students can study dolphins and sea lions up close. One to now unknown triggers a tragedy that makes headlines all over Germany. It breaks the lock on the end of March 2000 to the polar bear enclosure. The four polar bears Nadine, Silke, Efgenia and Yukon walk into the open. A visitor discovered the bears on the site. A few minutes later, chief veterinarian Bernhard Neurohr is on the spot. For two hours he tries with a dozen other people, to save the animals without endangering people. But the anesthesia arrows remain ineffective. All polar bears must therefore be shot. On 6 April 2001, the water park will be opened. Underlying this is a newly designed water landscape for beavers, otters, penguins, sea lions and polar bears. While penguins, sea lions and polar bears already inhabited the zoo, beavers and otters are new to the zoo, to promote nature conservation in Germany.  Tiny insects took care of the biggest escape attempt in the history of the zoo in 2010: 50,000 leafcutter ants searched overnight, the freedom - and were captured careful of two employees with a vacuum cleaner again. The same year the Mediterraneum is dedicated: There, a Mediterranean-home for turtles, lizards and ground squirrels in a landscape that resembles the home of the animals. In 2011 the zoo has been enriched by two attractions: the dolphin lagoon and the Manatee house. After 33 months of construction, four dolphins, sea lions and eight three manatees get a new home. The Dolphin Lagoon is Germany's first free facility for the marine mammals. It should provide the dolphins above all: more space. When animal rights activists, the lagoon is controversial: The new building is a million grave and welfare is not to think. Lagoon and Manatee House have cost according to the current state of 27.5 million euros. Thus, the project is much more expensive than originally planned. 

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After paying the entrance fee we meet giraffes, opposite are the kangaroos. After wards we meet parots, baboons and the mediterraneum, with reptiles and squirrels. Then its time to look at the gorilla and the following monkey house, home to the lar gibbons and the orangutan. Inside we also find a small aquarium. Opposite are the Guanacos. followig the road the right and walking a bit we find the manatee house. Next is maybe the high ight, the bottle-nosed dolphins. Then we look at the sika deer, somali wild-ass and the addax. To the left we then have 2 large lakes with water fowl and on the right kori bustards and cranes. As a part of the childrens zoo we find alpacas and small mammals. On the other side of the lakes we find yellow-backed duikers, high-land cattle, owls, Indian rhinos, African buffalo and a Savannah with ostriches and zebras. Across are goitered gazels and Bactrian camels. Kids will love the childrens zoo with a play ground and different farmanimals. Taking the road on the left then we meet bisond, red forest duiker and the Przewalski's horse. They are followed by Grevy's Zebra, lesser pandas and the reindeer. A beauty is the snow leopards from Himalayan mountains. Following are the wapiti, the wisent, white-naped cranes, Visayan spotted deer, black bucks and the takin. Turning left and right we go up the hill to se the Alpine ibex, followed by the maned wolf and the northern bald ibis. At the spectacled bears we turn right to see lions and tigers. At the wolves denn we the turn right we see the yellow-throated marten. Back to the wolves we then meet the barbary sheep. Now we have reached the polar area with beavers, otters, penguins, sea lions and polar bears. The fastest animal on land is the following cheetah. Then wee look at several birds of prey like the harpy, in this area we also find the brown bear. On top of the hill we then are having the tropical house with tapirs. The last animals we are going to see are snowy owls.

DE: Dies ist einer der grössten Zoos rein flächemässig in Deutschland, er zeigt Tümmler, Seekühe und mehrere Ducker Arten. Man findet auch ein kleines Aquarium

DK: Dette er en af de største haver i Tyskland og viser arter som øresvin, søkøer og flere dykker antilopearter. Ligeledes er der også et lille akvarie
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