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Opening Times

The Park is open all year round from 9.00 am until nightfall. The park can even be left by the turnstiles near to the entrances when entrance points are not open.

The Park is open all year round.

Dogs can enter the park. They must be kept on a short lead.
The provisions of the Landeshundegesetz NRW (NRW State Dog Act) apply.

Cycling is not permitted in the Park. Bicycle stands are available at the entrances.

Day tickets

For one visit to the Park

5.00 Euros

Reduced, level 1
3.00 Euros
Children over 15, Students, National and Civilian servicemen on submission of appropriate identification

Reduced, level 2
1.50 Euros
Children/Youths, 6 - 15

Children under 6
accompanied by an adult

The visually impaired pay the regular entrance price. One carer accompanying a disabled person with a B entry in their disabled persons’ identification is entitled to free entrance.

online ticket shop

Day tickets for groups

For one visit to the Park

11.00 Euros
Parents with a maximum of 4 own children from 6-15

Groups of over 10 people, per person
4.00 Euros
Day tickets for groups can be bought at the entrances without any reservation in advance.

School classes, daycare groups, kindergarten groups, two supervisors included
1.00 Euro per school child

Day tickets in winter
The period when reductions are available will be specially notified.

online ticket shop

Season tickets

Valid for 12 months, prices plus 2.50 Euros ticket deposit (on initial issue). Season tickets are not transferrable.

35.00 Euros

Reduced, level 1
12.00 Euros
Children/Youths, 6-15

Reduced, level 2
17.00 Euros
Children over 15, Students, National and Civilian servicemen on submission of appropriate identification

Additional concessions

People entitled to basic social security benefits or social security in accordance with SGB II or XII, child supplements in accordance with the Bundeskindergeldgesetz (Federal Child Benefit Act), war victim welfare benefits in accordance with the Bundesversorgungsgesetz (Federal Welfare Act) or benefits in accordance with the Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (Asylum Applicants Welfare Act) receive the following:

Day ticket
3.00 Euros

Season ticket
17.00 Euros


General tour
max. 25 people. Register on +49 (0)201 88 83 124
From 85.00 Euros

Specialist tour, botanical or zoological
max. 25 people. Register on +49 (0)201 88 83 124
From 85.00 Euros

Birthdays and family tours
with Schule Natur (Nature School) programme
Register on +49 (0)201 88 83 124
From 85.00 Euros


Holiday Programme
bay Schule Natur (Nature School)
Register on +49 (0)201 88 83 124
From 80.00 Euros

Pony rides for children
Information on +49 (0)201 88 83 106
1.00 Euro

Barbeque stand
Friday to Sunday/Public holidays. Reservation: online ticket shop
70.00 Euros

Barbeque stand
Monday to Thursday. Reservation: online ticket shop
50.00 Euros

Children’s Party Room
Reservation exclusively by telephone on +49 (0)201 88 83 106
40.00 Euros.

Disabled friendly

The Grugapark Essen makes every effort to design its attractions in a manner that is as disabled friendly as possible. All the attractions are also accessible for people in wheelchairs. In the Garden of the Senses the Grugapark also provides an attraction which has been especially designed for the needs of visually impaired people and for people with mobility disabilities. All the main paths have been designed to be free of obstacles. There are bypass paths at large stairways for wheelchairs and prams. Disabled toilets are available in the in the Orangerie, near to the the Kiosk Landhaus, at the Traffic Playground and in the Animal Park.

Free wheelchair service

People with mobility disabilities have the possibility to pre-order a wheelchair from the Info-Centre Orangerie on Tel. +49 (0)201 / 88 83 106 which can be borrowed in return for a deposit. As a matter of course this service is free for our visitors.

Hotels and Accommodation

The Central Tourist Information office of Essen Marketing GmbH offers accomodation informations on the City of Essen website. You can find out about the range of hotels in the Grugpark area there.

Link to accomodation service (in english) ...