Wilhelma Giraffengehege, © © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Martina Denker
Wilhelma Gewächshaus, © © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Martina Denker


Stuttgart's unique zoological-botanical garden Wilhelma is one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. It was built from 1842 - 1853 for King Wilhelm I of Wuerttemberg as a Moorish garden. With around 9,000 animals of almost 1,000 species, important collections of orchids, an aquarium with crocodile hall and famous coral fish collection,  bear facilities and much more, the Wilhelma is THE place to see for visitors of all ages. No wonder, that with ca. 1.8 million visitors a year, it is one of the most visited sights in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The Wilhelma Main Restaurant has room for 350 guests - outside you will even find 850 visitor chairs, tables and benches. The Café Belvedere is somewhat smaller, they have 32 or 150 spaces. In the restaurant at the demonstration farm, 100 or 200 guests have space.

Opening hours

May to Aug:  8:15 - 6:00
Apr and Sep: 8:15 - 5:30
Mar and Oct: 8:15 - 5:00
Nov to Feb: 8:15 - 4:00

Location & Contact

Zoologisch-botanischer Garten Wilhelma
Wilhelma 13
70376 Stuttgart

Plan your trip

Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart GmbH
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Deutsche Bahn AG
DB timetable information

Stuttgart Citytour

Hop-on / Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

You can get on and off the bus at any of the stops, just as you please. Each hop on/hop off-ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you have plenty of time to explore the city.

from € 20.00

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