Lions, zebras and prairie dogs sighted in Salzburg 

Salzburg Zoo in Hellbrunn

On the outskirts of Salzburg to the south of the city 800 animals have found a home in a zoo that is charmingly located between the splendid Hellbrunn Palace and the impressive baroque fountains in the palace grounds.  

Hellbrunn zoo is just the right size for a family day out.  Big enough to house Rhinos, tigers, bears and wolves, as well as tropical houses for exotic lizards, snakes and alligators as well as an aquarium and a pets' corner for where the kids get the chance to stroke and feed mini-goats, guinea pigs and rabbits. 

As you enter the zoo, handcarts are available for visitors to use as a comfortable way of carrying rucksacks and coats, and perhaps later in the day, tired children. The zoo is set into an impressive mountain rock face offering native and foreign species an interesting and natural habitat. 

Salzburg Zoo in Hellbrunn

Tel.: +43 (0)662 82 01 76

Opening times throughout the year:
November - February: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
April - May: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
June- August: 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

The inhabitants of Salzburg Zoo

The smallest zoo mammal weighs 0.7 grams at birth - the harvest mouse compared to the heaviest inhabitants - the rhino which can weigh up to 3,600 kg. The walk through the zoo is pleasant and suitable for pushchairs. There is a restaurant for refreshments and around every corner you kids will discover something new and exciting. Salzburg's Hellbrunn Zoo is definitely worth a visit, your kids will love it!


Getting to the zoo via the motorway

Getting to Salzburg Zoo

  • follow the Wolfgangsee Str./B158 road to Thalgau where you join the A1 motorway.
  • drive on the A1 motorway towards München/Villach.
  • at the large junction in Salzburg change to the A10 towards Villach.
  • take exit 8 - Salzburg Süd/Anif.
  • follow the Alpenstraße dual carriage way to the Anif crossing and turn left here into  Hellbrunnerstraße road. 
  • after about 3 minutes you will see the zoo car park.  .

The zoo is just a 30 minute drive away from the hotel. There are plenty of parking spaces available at the zoo.  

Watch the lively squirrel monkeys as they swing from branch to branch, be impressed by the peacock's magnificent tail feathers and discover the lions and panthers - a day out at Salzburg Zoo is always a highlight on your family holiday in Fuschl am See.