Wilhelma Rules and Regulations

Visitors, animals and plants should all feel at home at Wilhelma. There are therefore certain rules that must be obeyed:

  • Do not climb over fences or barriers. They are there to protect people and animals alike, and to help prevent accidents.
  • Do not feed the animals. It is in their own interest. The only exception is at the Demonstration Farm, where, in a special compound, there are animals that can be stroked and fed – but only with the special food on offer there. Do not tease any animals.
  • It is not allowed to bring dogs or other animals into the park.
  • Do not remove or damage any plants or tread on flowerbeds or lawns (except where this is expressly allowed – on the picnic meadows). Do not climb any trees, as this can cause damage.
  • In order to make the visit here a pleasant one for everyone, you must not bring bicycles, skateboards, inline skates, scooters, tricycles etc. to Wilhelma or use them here. An exception is made for tricycles with a guidance handle and appliances for the disabled. If for medical reasons you need such a special appliance, it would help our park wardens if you brought a medical certificate stating that you need such a device. A certain amount of wheelchairs are available at the Main Entrance: these can be borrowed free of charge.
  • Barbecuing, usage of radios and other such things are not permitted; neither are any types of ball games.
  • It is self-evident that it is forbidden to cause any kind of damage or defacement to buildings or to anything else in the park. Anyone causing damage or defacement must pay the costs involved.
  • Photographing for private purposes is allowed, as long as the above rules are respected. If photographing for commercial purposes, permission must be obtained in advance from the Director's Office.
  • Violation of these rules and regulations or disregard of the instructions of Wilhelma staff or wardens may lead to you having to leave the park. The entrance fee will not be reimbursed.

We would like to thank you for your kind understanding and wish you a pleasant stay at Wilhelma.