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Fasanerie Zoo

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Since its opening in 1956, the Fasanerie Zoo has invited both small and adult visitors to see indigenous and exotic animals. Fallow deer and mouflon sheep have their home in the Zoo, as do pot-bellied pigs, peacocks and llamas. Since 2010, the Zoo has also housed ring-tailed lemurs from Madagascar, which became favourites with visitors within a very short time.

Altogether there are 45 animal species here in an area of 2.5 hectares. The Zoo also has a children's playground and sports equipment  for wheelchair users. Finally, visitors can enjoy a walk through the adjoining woods to the nearby Walpurgis Monastery.

Opening hours

Summer (when clocks are put forward)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Refreshments: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays

Winter (when clocks are put back)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German
  • Family- and child-friendly


Restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons Assistance for persons hard of hearing Special and personal assistance resources for the disabled

Parking facilities 30 metres from the entrance or in the grounds by prior appointment. 2 steps to the ticket office, can be avoided by a small detour of about 20 metres. Staff will also come out. There are marked paths, primarily with easy-to-navigate concrete paving, to the enclosures for wheelchair users. Short sections still unsurfaced. Hillside location, frequent slopes. Escort recommended. Access to the Green Classroom from the main path via ramp (10 metres long, 5%). Mobile ramp for step (5 cm) at the door.

Access to toilets via ramp (10 metres long, more than 1.20 metres wide, 7%). Threshold at door (2 cm). No disabled toilet. Gents' toilet with large interior used by wheelchair users. Door width = 57 cm, distance from door - WC = 67 cm. Next toilet in Stadthalle.

Guide dogs permitted. Guided tours will be adapted to meet the needs of guests with disabilities by prior appointment. Some animals can be touched during the tour. The Zoo is regularly visited by guests with disabilities. Staff are accustomed to them and will be pleased to help.

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Contact information

An der Eremitage 5
99310 Arnstadt

Telephone: +49 (0) 3628 60 20 68
Fax: +49 (0) 3628 60 20 68

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