Saarbrucker Zoo
Saarbrucker Zoo
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Goldyarmani
Konstanz, Germany71 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
It’s a nice zoo for small children with a lot of different animals: Pinguin, Kangaroo, Gorilla, Giraffe….
But it is still a zoo with small space for the animals.
There is a nice playground also and it is possible to eat
Written August 23, 2022
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Patricia S
3 contributions
Nothing special really, just an average zoo. It did catch my children's attention though and that's all that really matters.
Written August 6, 2014
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Paula R
Lutz, FL10,079 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Parking area is very small.
We noticed only two handicapped parking spots.
We parked on a street near the entry and had no troubles.

When we first put into GPS we were in residential neighborhood with no signage of zoo noted.

We left and drove a bit before I opened trip advisor and got directions successfully.

The zoo is in a residential area and could easily be passed or missed.
We saw no signs in the general area.
Only the one at the entry.
So keep your eyes open.

Two areas only to purchase entry tickets but the line didn't take long.
I noticed lots of families with cute little wagons. I am not sure if there is a cost to rent.
Lots of families with strollers they brought them selves.

Several areas through out the zoo to sit.
As well as picnic type tables.

We were given a brochure it was only in German.
But had the pictures of animals on map so that was helpful as we speak limited German.

They had some portable toilets (WC) when first walking in but if you enter the zoo and turn right they do have toilets in a building (WC) a short distance. Which is a bit nicer to use.

It made me a little nervous they may not have any others toilets when this was almost the first thing you see as you walk up to enter Zoo. ( portable toilets).

I noticed they have more on map and saw them scattered thru the zoo so only reason one would need the portable potties are as you are exiting the park.

Several exhibits we didn't see any animals.

Being from the USA I was quite shocked to see how close we were able to get to a lot of the animals.
Some of the enclosures looked questionable in regards to public safety.

The one big cat's fencing didn't look very high as I am sure it could jump higher.

Not sure if it's a electric fence but I felt nervous being in that area.
I am a big safety person.
I am sure things are in place for the public safely. Just made me uneasy.

The children's playground looked like a lot of fun.
Also the petting zoo area, was cute they have equipment that the children can clean up after the goats droppings, with wheel barrels, brooms and dustpans.
We sat and watched some of the children clean away !
They looked like they were having a lot of fun.

We didn't go into the petting area but I told my husband that I hope they have a area for the kids to wash hands after playing, petting and cleaning.
Watched a few children feeding the goats also.

Quite a few inclines and two bridges we came across.
One bridge is a moving bridge, the other steady.

So for any persons not on physical shape or handicapped these areas could be a challenge.

We noticed a lot of families brought there dogs with them on leashes.

Many areas thru out the zoo had stations set up for water for their pets.

We did see a snack- food and drink area but we didn't take advantage of this.
Nor did I see a gift shop of any sort.

We saw almost the entire place in less than two hours from start to end with two adults.
No children.

Well worth the 10 Euros per adult.
I am not sure what the prices are for children etc.

We were glad we came and checked it out.
Written February 20, 2017
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Nurse B
Cleveland, OH13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Zoo grounds are not maintained, and the animals appear ill physically and mentally. Half of the areas are closed off and seem to be under construction. Looks like projects were started and never finished. Sea lions water is filthy, horses appear starved. Sad, they need to close down. And there is a tiny parking area for about 25 cars. Not handicapped friendly at all.
Written June 16, 2021
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AMurray
Dublin37 contributions
We visited here a few times last summer. The entrance to the zoo was a bit run down but it seems they are slowly renovating other parts as some of the enclosures (seals,gorillas) are v modern. The entrance fee is very little compared to other zoos like Amneville in France. My children loved finding their way around with the maps. There is a seal show in the afternoon that we enjoyed. There are picnic tables right at the glass of the gorilla enclosure and we picnicked while watching the gorillas which my children loved. All in all a great zoo but there are parts that could do with an upgrade for the sake of the animals.
Written May 25, 2015
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ExVotoFatum
Hanoi, Vietnam241 contributions
Jun 2019
Was there very often with my children, who always liked it.
Solid to advanced Zoo with Lessons for sustainability etc.
Worth to visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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viajer025
Paris, France73 contributions
Mar 2020
This zoo is not well maintained. Animals clearly are different. You can see some of them litterally on the pavement. I am not against animal parcs but this one should be closed. Try « Parc de Sainte Croix » near in France. Animals are free and in the nature.
Written March 28, 2020
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johnrQ7593OJ
Weilerbach, Germany68 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Just completed our third visit to the Saarbrucker Zoo. It was much larger than we expected and there were a great variety of animals to see. The grounds are well kept and easy to traverse. We were able to see many animals up close. Our son really enjoyed himself as did we. They have a petting zoo where children may pet and take photos with a hungry pack of goats. Parking is at a premium. Best attraction was the primates. Pack your own lunch and use the park benches for comfort. A great way to spend a day.
Written May 18, 2016
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ChrisF
Mactan Island, Philippines76 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Very small zoo.
They have a petting zoo and our kids felt very well there.
We had a lot fun.
A small fast food restaurant included.
Written April 27, 2016
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Emma
Roche, UK136 contributions
Visited this zoo midweek in March, pleasant walk from the centre of Saarbrucken. We got her and was 8 euros each, however the lady asked if either of use we students, which I am, so it was half price for me, bargain considering the price you pay at home.
Zoo was fairly big but quiet which was nice. Quite a hilly zoo but that's not a problem. Spent about 3-4 hours visiting. Lots of animals, watched penguins being fed. Had lunch at the cafe in the zoo, reasonably well priced, however I did find the drinks to be quite expensive, so bring your own if there's a few of you.
Overall recommended day out if you're nearby.
Written March 22, 2015
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