Děčín Zoo, founded in 1948, has over 400 animals, representing 150 species. The zoo specializes in the breeding of endangered species, and has become especially well known for its grizzly bears, which it has been keeping since 1983. Another special attraction is the aviary where, amid artificial rock and water landscapes, tropical birds flutter above the visitors' heads. One part of the grounds is devoted to the fauna of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland. The creatures that live there include birds of prey, snakes, wild boars and wolves. The big playground with a play castle, a "monkey rope" and a climbing wall also makes Děčín Zoo a real paradise for children. Since 2006 the zoo has had a branch in the town centre known as the "Paradise Islands". On the building's four floors, visitors can see the flora and fauna of coral reef, mangrove forest, tropical forest and semi-desert.
Dečin Zoological Garden
March - april, september - october
daily 8 am to 6 pm
May to August
daily 8 am to 7 pm
daily 8 am to 4 pm
May to August: Adults 100 Kč, reduced fee 60 Kč March - april, september - october: Adults 80 Kč, reduced fee 50 Kč November - february: Adults 70 Kč, reduced fee 40 Kč
Evening guided tours Animal feeding with commentary
Museum-education programmes for kindergartens and school classes of all ages and senior citizens Zoo school
handicapped accessible toilet, limited handicapped accessible
The bus stop "ZOO Děčín" directions_railway directions_bus is right in front of the entrance to the zoo. However, this is only served on weekends and public holidays (hourly).
From the train station Děčín hl.n. directions_railway directions_bus it is a 1km walk to the zoo.
Parking spaces are available in front of the zoo.
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