Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is a beautiful city in western Austria . In addition to many other treasures to discover, it hides one of the best zoological parks in Europe and, of course, the one that is located at the highest altitude of the entire continent (at 750 m.).
So if you like animals and are thinking of visiting Austria and the Tyrol region, don’t forget to set aside some time to visit the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck. Will not disappoint you.
The best sample of native animals
In it you can visit more than 2,000 animals of 150 different species. The largest and most complete collection of European autochthonous animals lives there. You will be fascinated to discover the thousand and one animals that live in this special zoo.
To get to the Alpine Zoo from the city of Innsbruck, you can use the W bus, which departs from Marktplatz. Or take the Hungerburg funicular, which stops there.
The zoo occupies no less than 4 hectares of semi-natural terrain where the animals are at ease. Located on a hill, to see and enjoy it fully, the 300,000 visitors it receives each year have to take a short tour lasting an hour and a half or two hours. In addition, during the summer months it is possible to hire guided tours of the park, which will help you have a more complete and illustrated view of it.
A very special birthday party
One of the curious alternatives that has caught my attention is that, from the zoo itself, they organize birthday parties for children over 5 years old. The party includes an educational visit to the zoo, a snack, a gift for the guest and a gift for the guests. Can you think of a better way to celebrate your birthday?