Knies Kinderzoo

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Operating times: 09:00 - 18:00

Season:01.03.2021 - 31.12.2021

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NEW: Children's zoo breakfast

Why not spend a Sunday morning with your family with a magnificent view of the upper Lake Zurich? From 13 June 2021 you will have the opportunity to do so: Every Sunday from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. we offer our small and big guests a rich "Zmorge-Buffet" in our Himmapan Lodge.
The package for breakfast, zoo admission and a one-time ride/drive costs CHF 50.00 for adults, CHF 25.00 for children; you can order conveniently online at Skip.
We will welcome you at the main entrance of the Children's Zoo from 08.15 - we look forward to seeing you!
For further information, please call 055 220 67 60 or visit www.knieskinderzoo.ch.

Information about the breakfast offer:

Included in the offer:
  • Admission to the Children's Zoo
  • Breakfast
  • Unique horse-drawn tram, pony, elephant or camel rides
Time: 08:30-10:30 a.m.

Entrance: Via children's zoo entrance
Access control by MA cash desk (show the qr-code ticket at the entrance)

Sunday breakfast will be held at Himmapan Lodge.

Breakfast buffet:
  • Bread, pancakes, croissants
  • Butter, jam, honey, Nutella
  • Yoghurt, Birchermüesli, cereals
  • Fruit salad, fruit platter, fruit compote
  • Meat platter with sausages, cold cuts
  • Cheese platter, smoked salmon
  • Scrambled eggs with bacon, sausages, fried eggs, boiled eggs
  • Coffee, tea, cold & warm milk, chocolate
  • Fruit juices, mineral water

Wheelchair users: 055 2206760

Parking spaces are available.

Further information and opening hours at www.knieskinderzoo.ch

Attractions at Knies Children's Zoo

Pony rides 10:00 - 17:00

With a magnificent view of the upper Lake Zurich. Maximum load 30 kg.

Rösslitram 10:30 - 17:00

Tired? Our strong horses will take you for a ride on the Rösslitram.

Elephant bath - as the mood takes you

What does an elephant need its trunk for? Exactly! To shower: himself and you!

Elephant rides: 10:30-11:00 | 13:30-14:00 | 15:30-16:00

Our elephants may be big, but they're easy to ride.

Camel rides: 9:45 - 10:15 | 14:45 - 15:15 | 16:45 - 17:15

Caravan ride on our two-humped desert ships. For children from 6 years.

Animal population

  • Number of animal species and breeds: 45
  • Number of animals: 420
  • Species threatened with extinction: Asian elephant, Rothschild giraffe
  • Tallest animal: Rothschild giraffe, 4 - 6 metres
  • Smallest animal: Eurasian dwarf mouse
  • Heaviest animal: Asian elephant bull 'Thisiam', 6800 kg
  • Lightest animal: Eurasian dwarf mouse, around 5 - 7 grams

Our restaurants

Restaurant Tiergarten

  • Self-service restaurant directly at the zoo entrance
  • Seats 70
  • Sheltered outdoor area for approx. 250 guests
  • Two spacious terraces (40 seats each) directly at the Flamingo Pond

Winter Garden Restaurant

  • Open, bright conservatory in the centre of the zoo
  • Seating capacity of approx. 120
  • Covered outdoor area (200 seats)

Himmapan Lodge

From Monday 31 May 2021, the entire Himmapan Lodge will be open for business as follows:
Zoo guests:
  • Monday: open on public holidays and school holidays 11:30am - 2pm, otherwise closed.
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30am - 2pm (Thai Market Style Lunch, self-service).

External guests:
  • Monday: closed
  • Wednesday to Saturday: from 6:30 pm, à la carte
  • Sunday: from 6 p.m., Lazy Sunday Thai Market Style Buffet

Opening hours Thisiam Lounge:
Tuesday to Saturday: from 5pm

Further information
Tel. 055 220 67 50
Himmapan website

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