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The Prague Zoo opened its doors already in 1931 and is considered to be very successful in animal breeding. Today, guests can experience over 5,000 animals from 684 species, including 568 endangered species at Prague Zoo. Besides a comparison of different tickets and the possibility,to book directly, we have gathered here some tips and information on the visit.
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8 Tips for Visiting the Prague Zoo

Elephant baby at the Prague Zoo | Photo: Flickr, Govisity - CC-BY 2.0
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Respect the rulesOf course, the animals are not allowed to be fed and the designated paths are not allowed to be left, so that animals and visitors to the zoo are not put at risk. Read more about the offered feedings below.
Prague Zoo overview map | Photo: Flickr, Donald Judge - CC-BY 2.0
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Wear comfortable shoesThe premises of the Prague Zoo are spacious and hilly, so it is advisable not to come in an evening dress or high heels in order to stay pain-free over the distances, which are not to be underestimated.
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Take a breakThe spacious zoo grounds offer five cafes as well as restaurants that are an excellent place to take a break. Of particular note are the Gulab Restaurant, which is part of the Elephant Pavilion and serves Indian food, and the Café and sweet-shop Černohouska with an outdoor terrace, which is especially popular during fair weather.
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Save with your train ticketOn presentation of a rail ticket of German Railways or Slovak Railways issued for the stations Prague Railway Station. n., Prague-Holešovice, Prague-Libeň or Prague-Masaryk, you will receive a 20% discount on adult as well as children's tickets.
Prague Zoo plan | Photo: Unsplash, jeshoots - CC-BY 2.0
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Fun for the smallest visitorsIn addition to many exotic animals, there is also a children's zoo in the south of the area, where domestic animals are waiting to be petted. There is also a mineral and fossil gallery, as well as a paleontological sandbox, which the smallest visitors can explore. The site also has some playgrounds such as the Bororo Reserve and a wading pool in the summer months to offer.
Giraffe feeding at Prague Zoo | Photo: Unsplash, Martin Krchnacek - CC-BY 2.0
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Take part in the feedingsThe zoo offers 30 minute feeding tours of camels and giraffes at an additional cost, where you can get closer to the animals and also learn more about their lives in the zoo as well as in the wild. Camel feeding starts at 1:30 pm, giraffe feeding starts at 2:30 pm. Please note that feeding is only available to children 6 years and older for safety reasons, also kids under 15 need an accompanying adult. The additional program must be booked at least 14 days in advance per e-mail, the admission tickets for the zoo are not included.
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Explore the zoo from aboveDue to the spaciousness as well as the incline of the zoo, it is recommended to take the chair lift especially on hot days. For a small additional charge, you can ride it daily from May to September. Children under 6 years of age can enjoy a free ride.
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Save with a combo ticketThe CoolPass includes the admission to the Prague Zoo and 70 other attractions, museums, tours and boat trips. It also offers discounts of up to 50% on over 60 additional attractions, entertainment shows, shopping and restaurants. The pass is available for up to six days. The pass is offered at a discount for children under 16 and students up to age 26; children under 6 do not need one.
Komodo dragon welcomes you to the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion | Photo: Unsplash, Tillmann Hübner - CC BY-SA 2.0

Prague Zoo: one of the most popular zoos in the world

The Prague Zoo once covered eight hectares and was built during the Emperor's time. In 1931 it housed over 200 animals and became accessible to the public for the first time. At that time it was kept by a cooperative, today the zoo is run by the state. Little by little more animals followed: horses, cheetahs, elephants, hippos and rhinos - today visitors can marvel at over 5000 animals on an area of 143 acre (58 hectare).

Hit by floods

In 2002, Prague Zoo was hit by a hundred-year flood, especially the lower part of the zoo was affected. Within a few hours 1000 animals were evacuated, the damage totaled CZK125 million (about 5.4 million dollar). In the following years, many pavilions were renovated or rebuilt.

Animal welfare

Prague Zoo plays a key role in ensuring that exceptionally rare animal species do not become extinct. Above all, the zoo became famous for breeding the Przewalski horses, which are extinct in the wild. These primordial horses are the ancestors of our today's domestic horses. Currently, a new housing facility for the Przewalski's horses and other intra-Asian species is being built on the upper part of the zoo premises. It is supposed to be opened in 2024, until then Nepomuk, Vereda, Xicara, Gruhne, Khamiina and Lana can be visited on the pasture land Dívčí hrady. The Prague Zoo's reintroduction project for Przewalski's horses in eastern Mongolia is also in the starting blocks.

Successful animal breeding

In 1940, the zoo succeeded to raise a polar bear for the first time in the world. This was later followed by the first successful breeding of a clouded leopard and cheetah in Czechoslovakia. It is also the only zoo in the temperate zone that regularly succeeds in breeding the Cuban iguana. Likewise, the breeding success of Galapagos tortoises is impressive: the Prague Zoo keeps the most in Europe.

Experience a wide variety of habitats

Prague Zoo is located in the Troy district and has valuable geological features to offer. In addition to rock walls and a valley, the extensive area is partially covered by forest, and natural watercourses and streams which run through the zoo. The zoo has created 12 pavilions within this unique terrain - we'll give you a glimpse of eight of the most popular ones!
Playing with water in the Elephant Valley | Photo: Unsplash, Alexander Shustov - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Learn more about the largest land animals

Eight Indian elephants populate the Elephant Valley of Prague Zoo, including a young elephant that was born here in Prague! The elephant enclosure has its own app available for Android and iOS, which provides lots of information about the gentle giants.
Hippo family in the Hippo Pavilion | Photo: Unsplash, Dušan veverkolog - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The comfiest animals in the zoo

The Hippo Pavilion of the Prague Zoo allows you to observe the animals both above and below water. Inside, guests can have a look through the glass into the hippopotamus pool.

Meet the giant

At 158 cm and 36 kg, the largest and also the heaviest living giant salamander named Karlo is waiting for you in the Giant Salamander Pavilion. Karlo originally came from the Karlsruhe Museum of Natural History and was only lent to the Prague Zoo, later he was passed on to them. Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.

Now it's getting wild!

Recently modernized, the Predatory Cat and Reptile Pavilion unites tigers and ocelots as well as iguanas and monitor lizards under one roof.
Parrots in the Gorilla-Pavilion | Photo: Unsplash, Anna Gru - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Swinging with the primates

The Gorilla Pavilion is home to dozens of Central African species, along with leaping tamarins, pygmy monkeys, marsupials, wasps and marmosets, as well as five endangered gorillas. Visitors can experience the Cameroonian landscape and wildlife up close, just as if they were on a journey through the Central African rainforest. Opened in September 2022, the world's most modern gorilla pavilion is among the newest on the grounds; it is also one of Prague Zoo's largest buildings. For several years, the zoo has been committed to animal welfare in the Dja Wildlife Reserve in Cameroon, after which the gorilla pavilion was also named. Undisputedly, the highlight of this pavilion are the parrots, which can be admired open-air - since their flight feathers have been clipped, they cannot fly away.
The inhabitants of the Penguin Pavilion | Photo: Unsplash, Martin Kníže - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Lift the fins

Since the Penguin Pavilion was severely affected by the floods, a new pool was built. Now visitors can also watch the penguins under water - penguins provide fun for young and old here!

Experience Africa first hand

In the Africa House you feel like you are standing right in the middle of the savannah - next to brush-eared pigs, aardvarks, grasshoppers and weaver birds you will also find one of the most endangered species, the Rothschild's giraffe.

Enter the rain forest

As soon as you enter the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion, you have the feeling of being very close to the equator. In this humid climate you can find lizards, pig monkeys, orangutans and birds, among others. The highlight awaits you at the end of the exhibition: bats sitting in the tunnel! This pavilion is one of the biggest projects of Czech zoos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Prague Zoo barrier-free accessible?

The zoo is partially barrier-free, please note that the area is exceptionally wide and has a significant slope in some parts. Read more.

Can I enter the zoo more than once during my visit?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to re-enter the premises after leaving the zoo. Once you leave the zoo grounds at the turnstiles, the day ticket is no longer valid. Read more.

Are there any parking facilities?

The zoo has parking spaces at the north and south entrances as well as at the castle. The parking ticket costs CZK 200 per day and can be purchased both at the parking machine and at the ticket office. On weekends and holidays during the summer season, the parking ticket costs CZK 250. There is also a cheaper park and ride zone that operates daily from July to August, and in September on weekends and holidays. The ticket costs CZK 50 per day, which includes a shuttle service to and from the zoo. All parking lots close one hour after the zoo's closing time. Read more.

Are there any food options at Prague Zoo?

There are five restaurants on the premises: Oceán Restaurant, Gulab Restaurant, Gaston Restaurant, Café and sweet-shop Černohouska and Gočár's House Inn. The restaurants are open daily and mostly self-service. Gulab Restaurant serves Indian cuisine, while Gočár's House Inn serves Czech cuisine. Smaller stalls offering snacks and various drinks can be found throughout the grounds. Please note that the opening hours of the stalls depend on the season - during the season (from April to October) they are always open, off-season (from November to March) they are highly dependent on the weather and can therefore close earlier. Read more.

Is it allowed to carry bags and backpacks during the tour?

We recommend leaving bulky luggage for deposit in the luggage storage boxes. There is also the possibility of borrowing baby carriages, wheelchairs and wheelbarrows without an extra charge. Read more.

Can dogs be taken into the zoo?

Dogs are allowed on the zoo premises under supervision. It is compulsory to buy a ticket for the four-legged friend at a price of CZK 100 before entering the park. Read more.

Is it allowed to take photos and videos of the park?

During the entire visit you can take photos and videos, but they may not be used commercially under any circumstances. Read more.

General Information

Opening Hours

Prague Zoo is open daily from 9 am, including Sundays and holidays. In the months of November - February the zoo closes already at 4 pm. In March, the zoo is open until 5 pm, and from April to May until 6 pm. The longest opening hours are from July to August, where the zoo closes as late as 7 pm. From September to October, the zoo is open until 6 pm.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on site at a price of CZK 250 per person. Children under 3 years of age can visit Prague Zoo free of charge. The family ticket for 2 adults and 4 children between 3 and 5 years old costs CZK 800. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office up to 30 minutes before closing time. Please note that the ticket office at the main entrance is open every day, the ticket offices in the north and south are open on weekends, holidays and school vacations only.

Address

Prague Zoo
U Trojského zámku 3/120
171 00 Praha 7
Czech Republic

Discounts

Children between 3 and 15 years of age and students get a reduced ticket for CZK 200 on site. Seniors (under 70 years) and holders of a disabled pass get a ticket for CZK 150 on site. Accompanying persons of physically impaired visitors are admitted free of charge. Veterans receive a 10% discount on an adult ticket or on a family ticket. Please note that corresponding IDs must be shown.

COVID-19 measures

Covid related testings are no longer required to visit the Zoo Prague, nor is it mandatory to wear a mask. However, it is recommended to wear a mouth-nose protection in all indoor public spaces or places accessible to the public. Please note that masks are mandatory for the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion, due to the possibility of orangutans and other primates contracting Covid-19.

How to get there

Prague Zoo can be reached by metro line C up to the station Nádraží Holešovice and one switch to bus number 112. It is also possible to reach the zoo by ferry from Podbaba to Podhoří and transfer to bus number 236. From the end of March to October, it is also possible to take a steamboat on the Vltava River to the zoo, which takes about 75 minutes. There is also a parking lot at the Zoo.
Miriam Dewam
Written byMiriam DewamMiriam is keen on traveling and has a passion for photography, which she can enhance through her cross-media studies. She uses her knowledge as well as first hand experience from diverse travels to help other travellers as a content creator at TicketLens.
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