Around Germany

Useful hints and tips for travelers in Germany

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden in Stuttgart: amusement park and wonders

There are more than two and a half million visitors every year flocking to the great outdoors Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart: all in a row to admire more than 1000 animal species and over 6000 plant species in the botanical gardens. The park is open all year, just at different times depending on the season. The entrance for a couple with children is 30 Euros, but the show that you can attend is well worth the ticket price.

Wilhelma, in fact, is not only a zoo and a botanical garden, but a real amusement park where you can spend a relaxing day. The capital of Baden-Wurttemberg is justly proud of this tourist attraction thanks to the diversity of facilities and buildings can be enjoyed even in the days of bad weather. Many of the routes between the wide open spaces where animals live are covered, allowing a pleasant visit also in case of rain.
The zoo is also designed to offer, especially to young people, a homogeneous schooling: in the areas with animals of the African savannah, are collected tree species and plants of the same areas, and the same is for the areas of tropics and South America.

The Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden is part of the cultural heritage of Stuttgart and all the Baden-Wurttemberg region. It was once a private area for the exclusive use of the court of King William I, who had his home here. This is the reason why the structures and buildings within the park, in their typical Moorish style, are an attraction in the attraction.

Among the most significant areas within the Wilhelma zoo: the bear’s enclosure; the huge walk-through aviary; an example of a model farm; a huge aquarium and terrarium with crocodiles; the reconstruction of a South American ecosystem; the Amazon greenhouse; a large garden of magnolias.

But perhaps the most incredible attraction is in the Moorish gardens: in the pond of almost 700 square meters, grow water lilies whose leaves can support a weight of almost 70 kilograms. Very appealing are also the mammoth trees, planted in the mid 19 th century.

The zoo is accessible by public transportation: Metro Station U14 Wilhelma, or tram line 13 and bus lines 52, 55, 56. By car you have to follow the signs with a drawing of an elephant found on motorways B10/B14.

Photo by Milestoned

This entry was posted in Family & Kids and tagged ..


  1. Iphone 5 October 9, 2011

    The website was how do i say it
 relevant, finally something that helped me. Many thanks

  2. Youngy November 14, 2011

    Thanks for writing such an easy-to-understand airtcle on this topic.

  3. jess September 17, 2012

    how much does the tickets cost?
    I have been looking for the answer but no comment 🙁

    • Francy September 17, 2012

      Hi Jess,
      take a look at, you’ll get all the info you need about entrance fees and opening hours! Have a nice trip!

Add a Comment




Hotels in Stuttgart

Stuttgart Businesshotel & Apartments Stuttgart-vaihingen 0 stars hotel Businesshotel & Apartments Stuttgart-vaihingen From 90 €

Stuttgart GĂ€stehaus Stuttgart 0 stars hotel GĂ€stehaus Stuttgart From 32 €

Cheap flights

Photo by francoisroche