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Nov.-Feb. daily 9 am until dusk
The “Tierpark Warder” (Warder zoo) is an exceptional zoo. There are no lions or elephants but domestic animals that are as rare as the Siberian tiger and therefore not known to many people. 1.400 mostly European domestic and farm productive animals of 160 species can be watched along the 3 km-trail-system through the zoo. Mangalitza pigs, giant donkeys, Belgian “Bartkaninchen” (rare rabbit species that is similar to the lionhead rabbit) and Jacob’s sheep are only a few representatives of the manifold group of old domestic animals that are partly threatened with extinction. You can get to know them here in Warder. A large petting zoo offers children the possibility of immediate contacts with the animals. Visit the indoor zoo when it is raining. Special events, guided tours and births of animals make the visit of the Warder zoo a great experience throughout the year.
Special events like exhibitions, workshops, fairs and festivities on natural history and zoology take place in the zoo throughout the year.
Adults 4,50 €; disabled adults 3,- €
Children 2,50 €; disabled children 2,-
Pensioners and students 3,80 €; family ticket 12,50 €
Groups with 20 and more people 3,- € per person
Groups of children 2,- € per person, free admission for 2 custodians
Public guided tours of the zoo on every last Sunday of a month at 11 o’ clock am, Guided tours, lectures and offers on individual topics (e.g. “from sheep to wool”, “around the farm”) are organised by the zoo school (responsible: Birgitt Fitschen, freelance biologist), charge: admission plus DM 50,- per guided tour, Changing special events, e.g. sheep shearing, “horse does not equal horse”, harvest festivity, herb market, advent bazaar
Information: guide and leaflet on the zoo, leaflet “Interessengemeinschaft Archehöfe und Haustierparks” (syndicate of ark farms and domestic animal zoos), Publications on different zoological topics, especially concerning domestic animals, list on demand
The “Haustier-Schutzpark Warder” (Warder protective zoo for domestic animals) is the first zoo in Germany that aims to preserve old domestic animals that are threatened by extinction. It offers the greatest variety in farm productive animals in Europe. The private institution is supported by the registered association “Tierpark Warder Förderverein e.V.”
Arriving by car
From the North and the South: motorway A 7, exit Warder to the village of Warder, please follow the signs to the zoo then, From Kiel: motorway A 215, exit Blumenthal, via Langwedel, please follow the signs to the zoo