The Alpine Zoo
What could be nicer on a quiet, sunny day than a trip to the zoo with the family, your partner or even on your own? The Alpine Zoo is on the sunny side of the Inn Valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and above the rooftops of Innsbruck. The zoo is the only one of its kind worldwide. Europe’s highest-lying zoo (750m) is also easy to get to. It is not far from the city centre – a short walk will take you directly there. However, if you are not in the mood for walking, you can take the bus or the modern Hungerburg Funicular. The funicular has its own station very close to the zoo entrance and is very popular among families.
2000 different animals
There are many different animals waiting to be seen at the zoo – lynx, eagles, fish, birds as well as wolves and bears. The lovingly laid out zoo covers an area of 4 hectares and is home to around 2,000 animals from 150 different species. The animals live in enclosures which have been specially designed to resemble conditions in the wild. Spring is a particularly interesting time to visit because that is when young animals are born – there is usually a lot going on! At the petting area, rare and local species of cows, pigs, goats and sheep can be seen up close.
One of the highlights is definitely the bears. Fortunately we do not often encounter these shy animals in the wild, but you can visit “Martina” and “Ander” any time at the Alpine Zoo.
Experience the animal world in the alps here with more than 2,000 animals and 150 species. What's special about this "alpine zoo" is the way it presents alpine life forms from the past and present.
"ALPENZOO" is the only themed zoo of its type in the world that is home to such a complete collection of European alpine creatures, from animals to birds and fish.
It is not allowed to bring dogs into the zoo.
Tel.: +43(0)512 - 29 23 23
With an area covering 727 square kilometres, the Karwendel Nature Park encompasses almost the whole Karwendel mountain range. It is the largest protected region in the Tyrol and Austria’s largest Nature Park.
Innsbruck and the Karwendel View
Urban life and wild nature, just minutes apart. The Nordkette makes this unique experience possible. It is not just a viewing point, a hiking paradise or ski resort, but also the mountain in the city.