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Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Zoos and animal parks Zoo Hoyerswerda

Am Haag 20
02977 Hoyerswerda
Phone

03571-20937700

www.​kulturzoo-hy.​de
zoo@​zookultur.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time mentally handicapped leisure time deaf/hearing-impaired

It all started with a good idea. Some ducks and swans should swim on the moat of the castle. Not enough for the museum director at that time, with helpers from the "National Front", several enclosures and aviaries were built in the 1950s, the birth of the Hoyerswerda Zoo. Over the years, the Hoyerswerdschen have tirelessly expanded YOUR zoo, and more and more threatened and exotic species have been kept and bred. With an area of six hectares it is not a very big zoo, but big enough to make a little trip around the world with about 800 animals.

Young and old globetrotters alike feel at home at Hoyerswerda Zoo. Let us take you on a little trip around the world from Lusatia. No matter whether you stand eye to eye with our tiger lady or flirt happily with the meerkats. Crocodiles, snakes, our dwarf hippopotamuses await you in the tropical house and see who has hidden among the leaves of our tropical flora!
After the world tour through the zoo follows the time tour through the city museum. In the new ErlebnisReich, our exhibition for the whole family, the history of the city is presented with many exciting discoveries and tricky puzzles.
The African-style SAMBESI restaurant spoils the guests of Zoo & Schloss Hoyerswerda with hearty meals and is particularly family-friendly with its unique indoor playground.

The Hoyerswerda Zoo will be gradually converted over the next few years. A so-called "Geozoo" is to be created. There, the animals are not kept according to systematic, but according to geographical criteria.

The Hoyerswerda Zoo offers curriculum-oriented guided tours on various topics in which school and kindergarten children gain fascinating and often surprising insights into the world of our zoo animals, the role of zoos in nature and species conservation and everyday zoo life.

Opening Hours

Christmas Eve closed
New Year's Eve closed
28.03.2022 - 30.10.2022
Monday 09:00h - 18:00h
Tuesday 09:00h - 18:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 18:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 18:00h
Friday 09:00h - 18:00h
Saturday 09:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 18:00h

New Opening Hours 30.10.2022

30.10.2022 - 25.03.2023
Monday 10:00h - 17:00h
Tuesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 17:00h
Friday 10:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 17:00h
Kassenschluss in der Sommerzeit um 17 Uhr und in der Winterzeit um 16 Uhr

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

General:
  • two designated disabled parking spaces
  • Infinitely variable indoor access
  • Guest toilet available for guests with reduced mobility - door width 85 cm
  • movement surfaces
    • in front of the WC 160 cm x 140 cm
    • right 90 cm x 70 cm
    • left 95 cm x 70 cm
  • Hand grips available
  • Restaurant "SAMBESI" on the ground floor, infinitely variable access, own guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility available (door width 95 cm, handholds available)

Special features:
  • individual visit of the zoo grounds
  • Guided tours can be booked
  • Action day of the "Lebenshilfe" once a year

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 2

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Alternative: additional entrance door can be used
    • Entrance door passage width 115 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 89 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages 175 cm

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Condition of the path: firm, gravelled, partly asphalted, level

    guest toilet

    • passage width of the door to the sanitary room 85 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin 120 cm
    • Depth of the washstand under the washbasin (67 cm high) 30 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 85 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 140 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 90 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 95 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (upper edge) of the handles 84 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 70 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 45 cm
    • Emergency call available

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
    • Information on barrier-free arrival and departure by public transport can be provided.
    • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.

    Collection of data

    • Investigator (Institution) TV Lausitzer Seenland e.V.
    • Date of data collection 25.06.2015
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    Short description

    • individual visit of the zoo grounds
    • guided tours
    • An action day of the "Lebenshilfe" takes place every year.
    • The restaurant "Zambezi" is located in the zoo. It's good to find. If you wish, the menu can be read out and explained.

      That's good to know:

      • There is a lot of information about this offer. They're easy to understand. There are many good pictures in the information. You explain a lot of things.
      • There's good signs and signposts. You always find the way.
      • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
      • Further information:
        • general information in simple language with many pictures
        • during guided tours, the zoo staff will help you to find your way around the zoo

      We can still do that for you:

      • Would you like to have tips for excursions without barriers? We have ideas for you.
      • Are you coming by train? Or by bus? We have suggestions for you.
      • Further information: Experience available with guests with disabilities

      Who collected this information? When?

      • We have collected the information above ourselves for you.
      • Investigator (Institution) TV Lausitzer Seenland e.V.
      • When did the information come from? 25.06.2015

      t Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests

      Short description

      • individual visit of the zoo grounds
      • Guided tours with voice amplifiers possible
      • once a year an action day of the "Lebenshilfe" takes place

        Information and experience

        • Information available in easy language
        • Comment Guided tours are not specially designed for hearing impaired or deaf guests, but they are individually adapted to the needs of the guests after consultation.

        Safety and security

        • optical and acoustic signals of bells and alarms

        Professional competence/service

        • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
        • Information on barrier-free arrival and departure by public transport can be provided.
        • Address list with useful information is available.
        • A sign language or written interpreter can be organised on request.
        • Comment:
          • Arrival via Hoyerswerda recommended by private car
          • Experience available with guests with disabilities

        Collection of data

        • The data presented here are verified data
        • Investigator (Institution) TV Lausitzer Seenland e.V.
        • Date of data collection 25.06.2015