Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil
Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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atontao
Madrid, Spain1,900 contributions
Friends
small zoo, nice for children, nothing from another planet for adults. the cafe gives you an acceptable option for eating, either warm meal or sandwiches.
Written December 17, 2012
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rolyirl
Montreux, Switzerland132 contributions
Not worth the trouble really as its so close to zurich zoo which is 1000 times better. guess its ok for locals
Written July 1, 2012
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SunriseSki
Singapore994 contributions
Family
Small zoo, mainly for small kids. Can ride elephants, camels, which is quite nice (CHF 2 per kid of a one minute ride), and petting of small animals. The elephant and giraffe areas are quite big, lots of space for the animals. Cool is the boardwalk/bridge that takes you over the elephants and which looks new. It connects to a Thai restaurant that seems nice, but which fills rapidly. The sections of the other small animals are ok, and the show with the sea lions is sad. The infrastructure is old, not cleaned up, and the show is kind of worn out 70's, where while "funny" for the kids, it obviously forced the animals over thousands of times into rehearsed unnatural behaviors. Overall the price is relatively steep, and there are much bigger, more modern and animal friendly zoos in the world. Still given its proximity to Zurich and the fact it has attracted generations of kids from Northeastern Switzerland over decades, it has become some form of a tradition and still deserves an average rating.
Written May 16, 2016
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Shelbyville_9
London32 contributions
Family
This is supposed to be a childrens zoo instead it is an unfriendly, miserable place to go to. I feel sorry for the animals that are kept here and made to perform. The staff are so unfriendly it made it a very unpleasant visit. The one member of staff by the elephant ride was so rude he made my 2 year old son cry as he would not let him stand with me in the queue. Will not be returning to this zoo.....definitely prefer Zurich Zoo!!
Written October 14, 2012
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fanouchka15
Switzerland65 contributions
Friends
After attending the Knie circus year after year, we FINALLY got to see the Knie zoo :). It's a really cute place, designed for kids before all. They offer camel and elephant rides for only 2chf, and the sea otters show (free) is a must-see! They have an entire family of elephants, horses of course, and also giraffes, zebras, penguins, monkeys, goats that you can pet and feed, llamas... Of course it's not a huge zoo but it's a nice one. We loved it.
Written August 17, 2016
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
Solo
The Knies Kinderzoo is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Rapperswil main train station, but I would suggest one to walk along the water’s edge to the zoo which takes only a few extra minutes and you can enjoy the nature habitat area along the water.

Entrance to the zoo for children is 6CHF, which is reasonable, but the 14CHF for adults I think is a bit steep! The entrance fee is a cash only basis and there is a cash machine directly across the street. A small parking lot is also available for 1.20CHF/hour.

After entering, there is a canteen with various dining options from snacks to drinks, schnitzel to hotdogs and all rather pricey. There are restrooms around the zoo and grill stations.

Some of the many animals on display are elephants, camels, sheep, birds/fowl, chickens, squirrels, goats, llamas, pigs, flamingos, turtles, zebra, sea lions and a lizard house among others. There are timed shows for the seal arena show and feeding times for some of the animals. Animal rides on the ponies and camels are available.

This small zoo is nice, but pricey for adults. Some of the cages and exhibit space seem to be in serious need of repairs. There are vending machines, plenty of benches for resting, at least two restaurants and an AED units on the property.

Overall, the zoo is nice and reasonable for kids, but the price for adults is high and by the time you feed the family the costs quickly escalate. The zoo is mainly open from March through the end of October.
Written October 4, 2014
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Aviator1943
Rapperswil, Switzerland98 contributions
Solo
It is a must for Family to visit this fantastic zoo near the Station of Rapperswil. Elephant riding, animals feeding, a paradis for children and everybody.
Written September 2, 2014
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The English C
65 contributions
Family
I loved my stay - the zoo is small but has a large variety of areas and different families of animals. The new development (a large elephant park with walk-through bridge, dedicated restaurant and bar) looks very promising and I will certainly be coming back.
Written July 1, 2014
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Alessandro A
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
it's a circus Zoo.
Animals are very close. You can ride on elephants and feed giraffe. Go earlie for the Sea lion shows
Written September 13, 2012
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pore
Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland19,674 contributions
This zoo, owned by the circus Knie family, is designed for kids. There are many animals they can touch.
The zoo is in walki9ng distance from the Rapperswil railway station.
Written July 26, 2012
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