Not Just Great for Kids - the Alpine Zoo
The Alpine Zoo, located at an elevation of 727 meters, is Europe's highest zoo. It features more than 2,000 animal and 150 species of Alpine animals.
More than 150 animal species (including especially rare ones) and more than 2000 animals in total make a visit to the "Alpine Zoo" an impressive experience. Here children and their parents are on a veritable wildlife expedition. Together they watch the speedy mice, the terrapins and the fish in the aquarium, follow the funny games of the European otters with their amazing swimming skills, or listen to the sounds of local birds.
At the show farmhouse, people can literally get first-hand contact with the farm animals. And when the church bells in Innsbruck toll, the wolves start to howl.
Visitors can also compare the length of their arms with the wings of the bearded vulture or climb up to "Geierwally's" eyrie.
At the playground with its "bear cave" children can work off their energy while parents are able to relax. From mid-July to the end of August, the Alpine Zoo offers a “tour in the evening” through the zoo under the special guidance of biologist Dirk Ullrich, who will provide a lot of information about the Alpine animal world. This guided tour takes place every week on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The meeting point is at the beaver enclosure, and the tour is a complementary part of the admission fee.
combi ticket (parking, Alpine Zoo + funicular)
- Free parking at the Congress / City garage 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
- One return ticket for the cable car (section I)
- Entrance to Alpenzoo
The combi ticket is available at at the bottom station of the funicular “Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahn” by the Congress Centre. Please show your parking ticket when you buy the combi ticket.
adults children/retired children 6-15 years children 4 - 5 years
€ 11,00 € 9,00 € 5,50 € 2,00
The operating hours of the cable car section I (Congress – Löwenhaus – Alpenzoo – Hungerburg) are 7.00 am - 7.15 pm; weekend and holidays 8.00 am - 7.15 pm.
The Alpine Zoo is open all year long from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 5 p.m. in the winter).The new IVB bus route W is operating daily every half an hour between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm from the Marketplace to the Alpine Zoo.
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