Opel-Zoo Georg von Opel-Freigehege für Tierforschung

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.


  1. Address

    Königsteiner Straße 35
    D-61476 Kronberg im Taunus
    Telefon +49 (0) 6173 325903-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 6173 78994
  2. Management

    Dr. Thomas Kauffels
  3. Executive board

    Gregor von Opel
    Stefan Ohmeis
    Gerold Dieke
    Brigitte Kölsch
  4. Year of establishment

  5. Employees

    Opel-Zoo: 54
    Number of leased businesses: seasonal 60 to 100