Get up close and personal with our animals

The zoo is closed !

Winter break: 21. 10. 2019 - 31. 3. 2020
Reopening: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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 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