The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Permanent Exhibitions

Our blue planet - the living network

The exhibitions show that precise knowledge about species, that is, elements of life communities, allow well-founded prognoses about the cooperation in the ecosystems. The vital research of the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig contributes to the maintenance of the functionality of our environment.

As the growth of human population is enmormous,  Humans are the fundamental cause of one of the three biggest mass extinctions the world has ever seen. Thus, involved in a race against time, museum scientists study biodiverstiy in nearly every region of the world, from the African and South American tropics to Antarctica but also in Europe and Germany.


NEW: Freshwater - Life in Flow

Savanna - Changeful Paradise

Arctic / Antarctic - Survival in Ice

Desert - World of Extremes

Central Europe - Discover Homeland

Opening hours

Opening hours
Tue to Sun: 10:00 to 18:00, last entrance: 17:00h
Web: Until 21:00h (on public holidays until 18:00h), last entrance: 20:00h
Mondays: only on public holidays

Mondays (except on public holidays)
Christmas eve, Christmas day und New year's eve

Entrance fee (1 day ticket)
5,00 € (regular)
2,50 € (discounted)