Information / FAQ

Ticket Information

Discount Tickets

Pupils, students and senior citizens aged 65 and over receive reduced admission from Monday to Thursday (except public holidays and between 20 December bis 30 December). The reduction can only be granted upon presentation of an appropriate ID.

General Information

Children (under the age of 6) have free access to the Christmas Garden. The children receive, however, a free-of-charge ticket so that the precise number of visitors can be checked.
In our online ticket shop you have the possibility to acquire print@home and mobile tickets. You can buy these until shortly before the event and take them along with you on your mobile phone or as a printout.

Current information on health requirements for visiting the event can be found here shortly before the opening. All information on our hygiene concept can be found here.

Personalised Ticketing and Re-personalisation of Tickets

In order to be able to trace possible chains of infection, we as promoters are obliged to record your name and contact details. We use computer-controlled, personalised ticketing. In doing so, we observe both the relevant requirements of the authorities and the data protection regulations in accordance with the DSGVO. Children’s tickets must also be personalised and must contain all the necessary information. Only a personalised ticket then authorises you to enter. We ask you to present the purchased tickets and a photo document (identity card, driving licence, etc.) at the entrance.

If you are unable to attend on the day of the event, you can change your print@home or mobile ticket to a different name in your booking account at The re-personalisation will be done online. Further information can be found here.
If the ticket was sent to you by post, it will be re-personalised on site at the box office. There, you or the new visitor in question would enter the previous ticket and all the above-mentioned details of the new ticket holder. You can find the form here.

Return and Exchange of Tickets

Please note that in the event of loss of the ticket, no replacement or additional printout will be possible. In the same way a return or exchange of tickets is not possible. In accordance with § 312g Para 2 Sentence 1 No. 9 BGB (German Civil Code) there is no right to revocation when acquiring tickets despite the basic existence of a distance selling transaction. This unfortunately also means that when buying tickets the two-week right of revocation and return is completely excluded.
If you have any questions about tickets you have already purchased, please contact your ticket provider.

Tickets for Christmas Garden 2020

Please find more information here.

General Information

Admission Times

All information on admission and opening hours can be found here.

Animal Compounds and Animal Protection

Access to the animal compounds is not part of the itinerary and they remain closed. You can visit the animal compounds during their regular opening hours.

The welfare of the animals at Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover always comes first. Every day trained animal keepers and veterinarians look after the well-being of their charges. During events at the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover, strict attention is always paid to ensuring that the animals’ well-being is not compromised. The Christmas Garden takes place during the winter months. During this time, the animals of the zoo are used to visiting the inner areas of their stalls during the hours of darkness. The light installations are located in the visitor area and the green areas. Installations inside the enclosures are not provided in the presence of animals. Sounds and lights are not alien to the animals. Therefore, a zoo illuminated in the evening does not impair the well-being of the animals.

Bicycles and Sleighs

Unfortunately bicycles and sleighs are not allowed in the area at the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover. Please keep in mind that there are no bicycle racks inside the area either.

Day and Annual Tickets of the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover

The Christmas Garden offers a special programme that takes place in the evening hours at Hannover Adventure Zoo. Therefore, day and annual tickets of the zoo are unfortunately not valid. Please note that Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover closes at 4 pm from 19 November 2021 to 09 January 2022. Access with day and annual tickets is no longer possible after 4 pm.


We kindly ask for your understanding that dogs (including on a leash) and other animals are not admitted to the Christmas Garden. This does not apply to certified assistance dogs. 

Gastronomic Offer

All your creature comforts are catered for with hot and cold food as well as beverages along the trail. The offer includes sweet as well as hearty food. You can find more information here.

Hygiene Concept and Public Security

With an increased security and steward staff as well as a professional admission organisation, we take the security requirements which have been tightened over the past years into due account on the basis of current standards as well as the hygiene and distancing recommendations (more information). In the interests of a quick admission, we kindly ask you not to take along large bags.

Lost and Found

If you have lost something in the Christmas Garden, we kindly ask you to send us an email describing the lost item.

Parking Spaces and Public Transport

Entrances to the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover:
Adenauerallee 1, 30175 Hannover (Metro station “Zoo”)

Chargeable parking spaces are available close to the entrance. We recommend using public transport. Please note that the Christmas Garden ticket does not include public transport.


All trails are suitable for prams.

Opening Hours

All information on admission and opening hours can be found here.

Taking Pictures

You are cordially invited to photograph our installations and you may also take along a tripod. We appreciate if you take pictures of the special atmosphere of the Christmas Garden and share your impressions with us on Facebook or Instagram under #christmasgarden and #christmasgardenhannover.


The (non-guided) tour is recommended trail and is approximately 2 kilometers long. Depending on your time of stay it takes approximately 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Of course you can have breaks on your way and extensively admire our installations or stay longer at our photo points. Toilets and catering are likewise available along the way.

Visitors with Disabilities

Adult visitors with disabilities need a ticket for adults. Children with disabilities need a ticket for children. Upon presentation of a severely disabled person’s identity card (mark B), an accompanying person will receive free entry to the Christmas Garden. The accompanying person does not receive a ticket, and must first fill out a form to record visitor data in order to trace possible chains of infection. Only then can the accompanying person pass through the entrance with the visitor.

The path is barrier-free and therefore wheelchair accessible. There are handicapped accessible toilets on the site, which are marked on the side map.

Weather and Clothing

Christmas Garden Hannover takes place at any weather – including rain. You should be aware of this when purchasing a ticket. Any return of tickets in case of bad weather is unfortunately excluded as long as there is no acute danger for visitors. The Christmas Garden is an outdoor event. Please think of weatherproof clothing and solid footwear.