With about 9000 animals and over 1000 species Wilhelma is one of the zoos that have the most species not only in Germany, but worldwide. In addition, there are some 6000 species and varieties of plants in Wilhelma’s historical park and greenhouses.
Today’s Wilhelma Park belongs to the historical heritage of Baden-Württemberg. The park has undergone a transition from being the purely private retreat of a king to becoming the zoological and botanical gardens of Stuttgart with just over 2.1 million visitors a year.
Wilhelma is the only zoological and botanical garden in Germany. This is due to its unique history, to its shrewd first director and a series of lucky coincidences.
Open 365 days a year. It opens at 8.15 am and closes depending on the month, between 4 pm and 6 pm
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