The best trips lead to our zoo
The South Bohemian Zoo Hluboká nad Vltavou was first opened to the public on May 1, 1939. It was originally established as part of the museum in the neighboring Ohrada hunting lodge by the decision of the then owner of the Hluboká estate, Dr. Adolf Schwarzenberg.
In 2019, we celebrated 80 years. During that time, the zoo went through periods of both development and stagnation. At the end of the 1960's, its abolition was even considered, but the zoo was saved and since 1972 it has been developing as an independent organization. Today, the Hluboká Zoo is a contributory organization of the South Bohemian Region and its development is the most extensive since its foundation. It has become a modern and recognized institution.
Join evening guided tours
See animals that are active at night and discover their life.
You can ask questions and observe the beauty of our zoo in the dark.
How to get to our zoo?
You will find the zoo near the town of Hluboká nad Vltavou, right next to the Ohrada hunting lodge. It lies in an environment typical for southern Bohemia - on the shore of a large pond, in a flat terrain with alleys of old oaks. The color is complemented by an attractive view across the surface of the Munice pond to the Hluboká chateau on the horizon.
What can you see in our zoo?
At present, about 300 species of animals in almost 3000 specimens have found their home and space to live here on approximately 4.5 hectares. In accordance with tradition, the zoo continues to focus mainly on the breeding of animals originating from Europe and the temperate climate of Asia, and especially species living in the wild of the Czech Republic. However, there are also smaller exhibitions representing the fauna and flora of Australia, South America and Africa. So you can watch the playful otters, colorful waterfowl and the majestic Ussuri tiger. Also meet a small grain-eating ant and a huge European moose, or experience the tropical rainforest or the world of the African savannah. Welcome to the Zoo Hluboká!