Opel Zoo –
A major attraction in the Rhine-Main region
Owned by the “von Opel Hessische Zoostiftung”, the Opel Zoo is one of the most frequently visited recreational and cultural attractions in Hessen. About 1,500 animals of 200 different species, including many endangered species, are cared for on an area of 27 hectares. The ongoing operating costs and investments are financed exclusively through admission fees, donations and animal “adoptions”, as well as income from the animal park’s economic business operations. The last few years have seen not only numerous renovation projects, but also important new constructions. The walk-in aviary, in which the birds fly around freely, and the “African Savannah” enclosure for giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and impalas, including the giraffe show house, are particularly worth mentioning. The elephant enclosure, opened in 2013, is a special highlight. A walkway around this animal exhibition with its footbridges and visitor viewing locations, along with the spectacular panorama view from the terrace of the “Sambesi” restaurant into the spacious outdoor enclosure, give visitors an outstanding opportunity to see the only elephants in Hessen. The elephant house, with over 800 square metres indoor area and spacious stables, sets new standards in elephant care, which has a history stretching back decades in Kronberg im Taunus.
ManagementDr. Thomas Kauffels
Executive boardGregor von Opel
Year of establishment1956
Number of leased businesses: seasonal 60 to 100