Oberwald Zoo

Oberwald Zoo was created in 1965 to make space in Karlsruhe zoo and the city gardens for the Federal Garden Show. Today it is an integral part of the city’s attractions and cultural offering.

A large, enclosed, forested area not far from the city, now home to animals accustomed to all kinds of climates. The animals live in open enclosures, each measuring several thousand square metres. In total, the zoo covers nearly 40 acres.

The zoo is the ideal setting to observe animals in a natural habitat. Visitors can ride their bikes through the area, go for a walk, or even walk their dog (on a lead). Oberwald Zoo is intended to provide man and animal with an opportunity to enjoy the unspoilt nature of the forest. The open enclosures lie among natural, uncultivated woodland.

freely accessible / always open

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Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email touristinfo@karlsruhe-tourismus.de.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH