The Tierpark Dahlholzli or Dahlholzli Zoo is a public Zoo in Bern, Switzerland. Open in 1937 and operated by an affiliated association, the Tierparkverein Bern, the city of Bern is the proprietary of the park and provides most of its financing. Located on the banks of the river Aare near the historical city center, Dahlholzli Zoo exhibits more than three thousand wild creatures. The open-air area provides a live view of seals, leopards, musk oxen, wolves, forest, reindeer, and moose. The opening time of the zoo is 8:30 am and gets closed at 7:00 pm. A petting zoo and large playground make the Dahlholzli an ideal family outing destination. Its definately many things to do at Dahlholzli Zoo.
Dahlholzli Zoo Tours
1. Watch The Agile Squirrel Monkeys with Fascination
This is the first things to do at the Agile Squirrel Monkeys, about a half of the Dahlholzli is freely accessible or visible, for example the enclosures along the Aare River, the childrens' zoo and the lynx park, the wisent forest, and also the grouse and flamingo enclosures. But if you wish to visit the vivarium or the species that live beyond it, such as the brown bear, leopard, wolf, elk, the seal, muskox and many others, or if you feel like a walkover the footbridge into the wisent forest, you will have to pay the tickets to get into the Dahlholzli zoo at the tickets officer to the vivarium.
2. Pony riding at the Dahlholzli
Pony riding is the next things to do that only available in the summer. If you bring your children, they can ride ponies, have their faces painted or let off steam in the playground.
3. Children's play park
The Children's play park closes with the Pony Rides grill areal in the Dahlholzli. Where else children can climb up a 4 meter high ‘Septius', climb out of its ‘stomach' and slide down one of its arms. The climbing frame also follows a varied route, offering all age groups a challenge adapted to their level. The children's play park is near the Pony Rides, which offers a number of tables and places to sit.
How to Get Tickets?
To get the tickets of Dahlholzli Zoo is easy. Tickets are available in the gate and you can get it on their website. First, you can visit their website; there is information about discount tickets and some discount packages.
How To Get Around?
You can take a stroll around the Royal Palace outside areas since it is not open for publics and enjoy your time see the majestic with a complicated design doors in this palace that is built as a residence for King Principal in Morocco. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes since you are going to walk around the outside area of the Royal Palace. You can easily spend up to half a day to explore the area near to the Royal Palace. You can also take tours that held by tour companies there to visit other attractions.
What Should I Wear?
You may wear a shirt, short with comfortable shoes since you are going to walk around the area of the park. If you are planning to visit Dahlholzli Zoo at a certain time, you may wear clothes depend on the weather and the condition of Bern district in Switzerland. This is the important thing to do to avoid you wearing wrong clothes. Do not forget to bring camera to take all the details part when visiting Dahlholzli Zoo if you are lucky to join the exclusive tours.
Best Time to Visit
Between April and September are the perfect time to enjoy your tour in Bern. It offers the most pleasant weather to explore the city. The highly recommendable is in the late spring months. Summers are also a good time to have tour in the city. Avoid planning the tour from July to mid of August, as it is the vacation season and most of the restaurants remain closed.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. You can explore the place by walking on foot and Dahlholzli is near to the other attractions. There are many things to do that you can do by yourself.
How To Get There?
Bern can be reached by airplane, train or by car. You can book your tickets flight to Bern Belp International Airport which is just a few kilometers away from the city. Moreover, a train is the convenient option to choose for your tour. If you are reaching Bern from the nearby cities, you may book catch the train for Bern Railway Station.
Bern offers you immense attractions to visit. Try to cover the majority of the destination spot. It is the paradise for those who love shopping. Though Bern is a safe city, but still be aware of pickpockets. Empty your pockets and put your cash and cell phone in the secret pocket of your bag. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of cash. Do not stock the cash only in one place. To prevent losing your valuables keep them safe in deposit box of your hotel or apartment.