The Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck
The animal-filled zoo experience for the whole family
750 metres bove the rooftops of Innsbruck is the highest zoo in Europe – the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo. The five-hectare zoo grounds are home to around 2,000 Alpine animals, representatives of some 150 different species. The perfect destination for all families and animal enthusiasts.
Animals at the Alpine Zoo
Despite their rugged appearance, the Alps contain some of the most diverse habitats in Central Europe. The Alpine region comprises a number of very different habitats located close together in a relatively small area, resulting in tremendous biodiversity. The lakes, rivers, wetlands and marshes are filled with many different species of fish, while an array of other animals inhabit the region's mixed woodlands, deciduous and coniferous forests, Alpine grasslands and ice-covered areas.
Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo contains a small selection of the astonishingly diverse Alpine wildlife, primarily vertebrates. Europe's highest-altitude zoo is home to just 20 species of mammal, 60 different birds, 11 reptile species, 6 types of amphibian and examples of almost all the fish species of the region.
Chamois, wolf, european bison & more
Most Alpine mammals are small creatures, like mice and bats. At the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo, however, you can see a range of native Alpine animals such as ibex, marmots and lynx and a selection of domesticated species commonly found in the region, including cows, sheep and goats.
...to golden eagles, eagle owls and kingfishers
Every bit as impressive as the mammals (clear favourites with guests) are the assorted birds at the zoo. From the enormous golden eagles and nimble hawks to tiny wallcreepers, the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck has a terrific range of avian residents.
A visit to the zoo is always a special experience for children. The Hotel Sailer is the perfect base from which to take your family to Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo. Good public transport connections mean you can enjoy a car-free trip to the zoo as well as other children's attractions in Innsbruck.