Research and discovery

Your visit to the zoo

Season 2023
February 4 - November 26, 2023, daily, incl. Sundays and holidays
Opening hours

Location and directions
Knies Kinderzoo
Oberseestrasse 36
CH-8640 Rapperswil

Location & Arrival

Children from 4 years: CHF 8.-
Adults from 16 years: CHF 22.-
Online tickets



Elephantine diary

Elephant birth in Knies Kinderzoo!

Our Asian elephant cow Sandry (born 27.11.1999 in Rapperswil) gave birth to her second calf on Saturday, 7 May 2022, at 03.51 hrs. The birth - in the presence of her daughter Kalaya - was exceptionally fast and the newborn is enjoying good health.

New in Knies Kinderzoo

Knies Zauberhut

The multifunctional building Knies Zauberhut impresses with its imposing architecture and its versatile possibilities. Whether business or private events, for your employees, customers or wedding guests, a stylish gala or a charming aperitif reception - Knies Zauberhut, the magical location for up to 500 people.

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