Magnolias in the Zoological-Botanical Garden, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Sarah Schmid
Magnolias in the Zoological-Botanical Garden, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Sarah Schmid
Wilhelma giraffe enclosure, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Martina Denker
Wilhelma Greenhouse, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Martina Denker

Wilhelma

A unique combination of zoo and botany awaits you in Germany's only zoological and botanical garden - Wilhelma Stuttgart.

Here you can observe around 11,000 animals of around 1,200 species. This makes Wilhelma one of the most species-rich zoos not only in Germany, but also worldwide. However, it is not only the many animals that make Wilhelma exceptional, but also the plants. Approximately 8,500 plant species and varieties showcase the lush diversity of nature. Everything is framed by the historic park, which invites you to dream with its Moorish-style buildings.

The garden and the buildings with the flair of 1001 Nights were laid out from 1842 under King Wilhelm I of Württemberg. After a large part of the complex was destroyed in the Second World War, Wilhelma gradually transformed from a botanical garden into a zoological-botanical garden, but still allows you to feel the splendor of times gone by.

You will find worthwhile attractions and reasons to visit Wilhelma at any time of year: In March, the largest magnolia grove north of the Alps blooms here. In spring and summer, you can observe many small animals. And in the colder months of the year, the warm greenhouses and animal houses are an attraction.

But there are also impressive sights for botanists: The water lilies in the 650 square meter pond in the Moorish Garden are the largest in the world and can bear a weight of up to 70 kilograms on a single leaf. And you can marvel at giant sequoia trees that were planted in the middle of the 19th century.

Opening hours

  • Monday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Friday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 08:15 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.

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Location & Contact

Zoologisch-botanischer Garten Wilhelma
Wilhelma 13
70376 Stuttgart

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