Get up close and personal with our animals

Opening times

2016 season

Saturday, 5 March to Monday, 31 October 2016

Daily including Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 6 pm 


Himmapan – Lodge, Thai Restaurant, Thisiam Lounge

Self-service (open to the public, including visitors without zoo entrance tickets from 11:30 to 13:30)
À la carte sevice (accessible via Strandweg or Oberseestrasse, Thisiam Lounge from 17:00, Thai Restaurant from 18:30 to midnight)



Children from 4 years of age: CHF 6
Children attending on their birthday: free entrance
Adults 16 years old and over: CHF 19
Adults 16 years old and over with a valid Swiss discount card: CHF 12

Groups of 10 paying visitors or more 
Children 4 years and over: CHF 5
Adults 16 years old and over: CHF 12

The sea lion show as well as elephant and camel feeding are included with all entrance tickets. 

Payment options
We accept the following forms of payment: Swiss Francs, euros and Reka money. Debit and credit cards are accepted in the restaurants.

2016 season pass

Season passes for Knie’s Kinderzoo are individual and non-transferrable. Although we don't offer family passes, each 2016 season pass comes with two free bonus vouchers for the 2016 season. You can pay cash for your pass at the office.  

2016 season pass prices
Children 4 years and over: CHF 60 (+ 2 vouchers with a value of CHF 12)
Adults 16 years and over: CHF 140 (+ 2 vouchers with a value of CHF 38)

How to get there

By car

You can reach the zoo using the A3 Zurich – Chur/Chur – Zurich, exit at Pfäffikon/SZ, Seedamm, town centre, towards St. Gallen Wattwil, Lido or using the A52, exit at Rapperswil, Zürcherstrasse, town centre, towards Lido/Hochschule Rapperswil.

There's plenty of parking nearby.

Directions with Google Maps

By public transport

You can visit us using the train or the ferry. From the Rapperswil train station you can reach Knie’s Kinderzoo by the underpass, Oberseestrasse or the walkway in about 5 minutes. The zoo is about a 15 minute walk from the ferry landing. Knie’s Kinderzoo is a proud partner of RailAway as well as the Swiss transport networks ZVV and ZSG.

There are several bus stops directly in front of the zoo entrance. 

SBB rail timetablen
ZSG timetable
ZVV timetable


Knies Kinderzoo
Oberseestrasse 36
CH-8640 Rapperswil 
Sekretariat: +41 (0)55 220 67 60
Restaurant: +41 (0)55 220 67 66
Himmapan Lodge: +41 (0)55 220 67 50