At Rostock Zoo - the best zoo in Europe - you will experience 4,500 animals of 450 different species from all over the world. Embedded in an extensive park landscape, you will find naturalistically designed facilities and diverse botanical features. Go on an expedition through the world of animals at Rostock Zoo - polar bears, gorillas, penguins and many more are almost within reach.
With its special zoological-botanical ambience, the numerous educational offers and last but not least the naturally designed facilities for the zoo inhabitants, Rostock Zoo has already been voted "Best Zoo in Europe" in category II (up to 1 million visitors annually) twice in a row. In addition, the Zoo of Rostock is entitled to call itself a family-friendly facility and a beacon of the tourism industry.
On exciting and entertaining guided tours you will experience Rostock Zoo and its 4,500 inhabitants in a unique way. With our animal experiences we create encounters that will remain in your memory for a long time.
As a family-friendly facility, we offer many themed playgrounds where young zoo friends can have a good romp, and many experience points which arouse curiosity and allow them to compare their skills with those of the animals and explore nature.
Evolution becomes an exciting experience in the Darwineum. The heart of the living museum is a huge tropical hall - home to the great apes. Gorillas and orangutans are living here in close proximity and in peaceful coexistence with many other animals. In the Polarium, North and South Poles are only a few meters apart. The expedition begins with the Humboldt penguins. Right next door the realm of the polar bears opens up to you. Eventually you will dive into the ocean worlds to see octopuses, jellyfish and morays.