Europe's only combined zoological and botanical garden, the
Wilhelma Zoo never fails to leave a lasting impression on the
hearts and minds of all who explore her confines. Initially built
as a Moorish garden for King Wilhelm I in the 19th century, the
beautiful botanical garden is extraordinary all year round.
Countless exotic plants, a range of climatic biospheres in
magnificent greenhouses, a petting zoo, insect exhibit, aquarium
with crocodile hall, modern ape house, bear facilities, walk-in
bird flight facility and wild animal enclosures are some of the
exhilarhating sights to be enjoyed. Ideal for children and adults,
there are a host of ice cream stands, cafeterias and playgrounds to
keep the whole family entertained for the entire day. The Wilhema
Zoo is home to 8,000 animals, including polar bears and elephants,
and 5,000 different species of plants.
Address: Neckartalstrasse Road
Telephone: 711 54020
Transportation: Metropolitan railway route U14 to Wilhelma Station or
bus number 52, 55 or 56 to Rosensteinbrücke
Opening Time: Daily 8:15am-4pm or 6pm, depending on the
Admission: EUR12 (adults), EUR6 (children).