Zoo Plzeň


Plzeň's zoo is one of the best in the country, with a sizeable collection of exotic animals, including rhinos, hippos and giraffes. You can buy a combined ticket (Apr-Oct) for both the zoo and DinoPark next door.

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Nearby Plzeň attractions

1. DinoPark

0.11 MILES

This dinosaur park has life-sized replicas of some 30 dinosaurs, as well as films and playgrounds. You can buy a combined-entry ticket for both the…

2. Patton Memorial Pilsen

0.86 MILES

The Patton Memorial details the liberation of Plzeň in May 1945 by the American army, under General George S Patton. Especially poignant are the…

3. Brummel House

0.89 MILES

Fans of early-modern architecture will want to tour this restored villa, designed by renowned architect Adolf Loos. In the 1920s and '30s Loos designed…

4. Great Synagogue

1.02 MILES

The Great Synagogue, west of the Old Town, is one of the largest in the world. It was built in the Moorish style in 1892 by the 2000 Jews who lived in…

5. St Bartholomew Cathedral

1.12 MILES

Gigantic St Bartholomew Church looms over the surrounding facades from the centre of náměstí Republiky. The early years of the church are shrouded in…

6. Puppet Museum

1.15 MILES

Plzeň's museum of marionettes and puppetry is well done and certainly worth a look, especially if you're travelling with younger children. The exhibits…

7. Underground Plzeň

1.16 MILES

This extraordinary 60-minute guided tour explores the passageways below the old city. The earliest were probably dug in the 14th century, perhaps for beer…

8. Brewery Museum

1.16 MILES

The Brewery Museum offers an insight into how beer was made (and drunk) in the days before Pilsner Urquell was founded. Highlights include a mock-up of a…