Due to the ongoing reconstruction of the Elephant house the Elephants will not be visible from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th. Thank you for your understanding.
On Wednesday, 27 July 2016, Hellabrunn opened an Asian restaurant at the zoo. The new concession stand, designed in a traditional Far Eastern architectural style, was erected on the site of the former Lion restaurant. The landscape around the new Asian eaterie, which includes the area between the nearby lion, elephant and tortoise outdoor enclosures has also been redesigned to incorporate Asian elements.
Known as the Tao Garden, the new Far Eastern concession features a rooftop terrace with stunning views as well as a new outdoor enclosure for the Aldabra giant tortoises. The restaurant is designed in a traditional Asian tea house style by the architectural firm Thomsen & Fried. The architects decided to build a pavilion modelled on an Asian tea house.
The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities.
Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center is a unique forum where zoo visitors can access an amazing amount of information about the zoo’s many projects.