Zoo in Krakow
One of the most beautiful zoos in Europe appeared on the map of Poland in 1929. He is located in Krakow in the Wolsky forest on the Hermit Mountain. At the time of its opening, the Krakow Zoo had only two hundred animals, but it immediately became a popular place for recreation and walking for residents and guests of the city..
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
The name of the zoo in Krakow is well known not only to children and their parents. The organizers of the park carry out a huge research work on the preservation of rare species of animals, and therefore biologists around the world are familiar with this unique corner of wildlife, lovingly recreated almost in the very center of a modern city..
Pride and achievement
Almost one and a half thousand visitors to the zoo in Krakow present a list of more than 250 animal species. Here you can meet zebras and giraffes, elephants and deer, tigers and bears. A special pride of the organizers of the zoo are birds, of which there are several hundred in the Volsky forest. The most beautiful bird colony is pink flamingos, and peacocks here freely walk along the paths, emerging right at the feet of visitors in the most unexpected places..
The world of primates is represented by funny tamarins, shy chimpanzees and noisy monkeys, and lemurs and meerkats seem to have left the pages of their favorite cartoon about the island of Madagascar.
How to get there?
Zoo address - Aleja Kasy Oszczędności Miasta Krakowa 14, 30-232 Kraków, Poland. For guests who prefer to travel by private vehicle, there is a guarded paid parking lot at the entrance to the Volsky forest. The issue price for a passenger car is PLN 15, for a minibus - PLN 30. Parking is available only on weekdays, as on weekends there is a ban on travel to the Volsky forest. From the parking lot to the entrance to the zoo about a kilometer.
Public bus route 134 runs through the zoo. You can sit on it at the former hotel "Cracovia" at the address: st. Ferdinand Foch, 1.
The opening hours of the Krakow Zoo are from 09.00 to 15.00 without breaks and weekends. Ticket offices close an hour earlier. The entrance to the mini-zoo is available from 09.30 to 14.00.
The ticket price depends on the age of the visitor:
- Adult costs PLN 18.
- The preferential price is PLN 10. Preschoolers aged 3 years, schoolchildren, students and retirees are eligible for the discount, who can confirm their age or the fact of studying in the full-time department with an ID card with a photo.
- Children under three years old can visit the Krakow Zoo for free.
The ticket offices of the park accept both cash and credit cards.
Services and contacts
You can participate in the feeding of elephants and sea lions in the Krakow Park at 11.00 and 13.00.
Visitors on bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and with pets are not allowed in the Krakow Zoo.
It is interesting to dine in a cafe on the territory of the Volsky forest.
Official website - www.zoo-krakow.pl.
Phone +48 12 425 35 51.