The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Permanent Exhibitions

Our permanent exhibit "Our blue planet - the living network" provides insights into the most important ecosystems on earth and into the "laws of nature":

Why are bushfires important in the savannah? How do animals adapt to extreme conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic? What role do driver ants play in the rainforest? How is the Sahara desert linked to Central Europe and why does the Amazon rainforest depend on it? How do freshwater habitats function?

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.


OVERVIEW: Our Blue Planet - The Living Network

RENOVATION: Freshwater - Life in Flow

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Rainforest - Canopy

Rainforest - The Understorey

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)