Röhrensee © Stadtgartenamt Bayreuth

The zoo in the south of the city, is one of the most popular recreational areas of the population of Bayreuth. The lake exists since 1891 in its present form. The name goes back to the fact that wooden tubes, for the first water pipes in Bayreuth, were stored here.

The Röhrensee, a park for plants, animals and people.

A popular zoo

The animal park is managed by the city garden office and offers besides recrea­tion, rela­xa­tion and distrac­tion from daily stress in quiet surroun­dings also infor­ma­tion about a diver­sity of wild life.
In 1973 the first animal enclo­sures were set up. Since then it is an indis­pensable part for the city and the people of Bayreuth. The park allows meaningful leisure time in surroun­dings with beau­tiful flowers and diffe­rent animals. An important mission of the animal park is to combine rela­xa­tion with educa­tion. This is why there is no entrance fee for this family friendly faci­lity. It is always open to the public. Special features of the park and its inha­bi­tants are presented on attrac­tively desi­gned panels. Indi­vi­dual adven­ture stations allow a special perspective.

Gene­ra­tion playground

The large play­ground pres­ents itself in an active and lively way with the diffe­rent clim­bing possi­bi­li­ties, the gene­rous sand play area, fitness equip­ment for all gene­ra­tions and with a cons­truc­tion for water games.
Boats for hire, kiosk and restau­rants round up the range of offers.




Mo. - Fr.: 09:00 - 18:00
Sa. 09:00 - 16:00
May - October: Su. + holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
Tel.: +49 0921 88588


Mo. - Fr. 10:00 - 17:00
Sa. 10:00 - 14:00
Tel.: +49 0921 69001