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Zoologischer Garten Berlin
Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Zoologischer Garten Berlin

8.836 reviews
Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
Ranked #14 in Berlin things to do
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Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25 4010
https://www.zoo-berlin.de/de/
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If you want to experience all the classic Western Berlin sights, then you can't miss the Zoologischer Garten. Even though Knut has passed away, you can experience Kiri the Elephant, Skippy the ... Read more
kangaroo, Yan-Yang the panda and Pretty Woman the gorilla here. You see when visiting that the Zoologischer Garten is more than a zoo; it's a historic attraction that was originally founded in 1844 by King William IV, making it Germany's oldest zoo. Since the zoo has 13,000 animals representing more than 1,400 species, you can plan to spend an entire day here. Take the S-bahn or U-bahn to the "Zoo" station.

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Padua, Italy

I don't like zoos at all even though for kids are a way to learn something. However this is well kept

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Norderstedt

Very nice and green layout with great walks and many many animal species to see. One star is subtracted because quite a lot of exhibits were empty. I hope they were just being renovated and this is just a temporary situation.

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Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

One for the animal lovers, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany and the most visited Zoo in Europe. At 1,500 different species it has the biggest collection in the world. Located in the Tier Garten it’s surrounded by greenery. Wander the tree lined paths and meet globally known Globally known animals like Knut the polar bear and Bao Bao, the giant panda.

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London, UK

One of the biggest zoos in the world, the Zoologischer Garten is an impressive place. Generally speaking, it is a zoo - and if you've been to one before you'll know what to expect here. Sadly, the famous Knut died in 2006.

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The zoo with the greates amount of species in the word! You can visit it after making a walk on Tiergarten.

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Local from Wedding, Berlin

Affectionately known as the Zoo on the south-west corner of the Tiergarten, this is Berlin’s favourite family spot - a wonderfully kept urban Zoo with a huge playground, restaurants, and coffee shops, providing a whole day’s worth of family entertainment. A site Berliners are justly proud of, this large and very well-kept Zoo is home to 13,700 animals and 1,400 species. The Berlin Zoo and its animals are part of local life and most Berliners will be aware of the news of a new arrival.

Rare among city zoos, the Zoologischer Garten was founded in 1844 on the initiative of zoologists Alexander von Humboldt and Martin Lichtenstein and was the first Zoo to be built in Germany. Under Friedrich Wilhelm IV it became a joint project by Martin Lichtenstein and Peter Joseph Lennè who had redesigned the Tiergarten and allocated the southwestern tip of the Tiergarten as a zoological garden. Prior to this a Pheasantry had served the royal kitchen from 1742. The royal family’s private zoo had been on the Pfaueninsel (Pheasant Island) where pheasants can still be seen strutting around.

Numerous architects worked on the design of the urban habitats for the specific animal. The Antelope House dates back to 1872 and the Elephant House to 1873. The Hippopotamus House (1997) is an example of more modern concepts applied for the well-being of the animals. Under a 13,000 square feet glass solar panel roof the hippopotamuses can be viewed beneath the water and the animals are no longer simply on display.

There are two impressive main entrances – the Lion Gate on Hardenbergplatz, and the Elephant Gate next to the Aquarium on Olof Palme Platz. The Zoo is visited regularly by 3 million animal enthusiasts – Berliners eagerly follow the development of newborns and recent stars have been the panda Bears and of course Knut, the baby polar bear who became a local legend and subject to a number of pop hit singles.

Feeding Times for many different animals can be checked prior to your visit on the Zoo’s website. Guided tours for adults and children (minimum 5 persons) are available in English as well as birthday tours.
( Text: Berlin.de )
Adresse:
Hardenbergplatz 8
10787 Berlin
zum Stadtplan
Telefon: 030 25 40 10
Internet: www.zoo-berlin.de
Öffnungszeiten: Zoo:
01. January - 20. March:
9-17
21. March - 14. September:
9-19.30
15. September - 25. October:
9-19
26. October - 30. Dezember:
9-17
Aquarium:
daily 9-18
Eintrittspreise: Zoo:
12,- €, reduced: 6,00 € - 9,00 €
Aquarium:
12,- €, reduced: 6,00 € - 9,00 €
Führungen: by arrangement
Nahverkehr:
Bus:
Bayreuther Str.: 100
Europa-Center: N1, N2, N26, N3, M19, M29, M46
Breitscheidplatz: 100, 200

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

will post photos later, Jon, my son, got stuck in one of the elephant statues at the front gate! LOL

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Sassari

It does not seem a zoo but a small wildlife reserve. Just a remark: zebras seemed sad!!!They missed Africa!

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Local from Berlin, Germany

Thery beautiful place with much shopping possibilities.

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San Francisco, California

As the name implies, this is where the Zoo is located.

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Beautiful Zoo!

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Local from Berlin, Deutschland

Dafür dass es mitten in der Stadt ist... wird immer mehr Platz für die Tiere geschaffen. Aber ich muss auch trotzdem sagen... dass ich die Gitter sehr engmaschig empfinde... und diese auch nicht so "gepflegt" sind. Federn und Staub in den Gittern und die Volieren sind zu Kratern geharkt worden. Das mit Sand aufzufüllen wird sehr mühsam und arbeitsintensiv! Schade!!

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Local from Berlin, Deutschland

Traditioneller City Zoo. Ein Spaß für alle. Mit etwas Zeit auch gleich ins Aquarium gehen.

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Local from Berlin, Germany

Nicht zu groß und nicht zu klein: Der Berliner Zoo eignet sich perfekt für einen netten Nachmittagsausflug. Wenn die Zeit für einen Zooausflug nicht reicht, bietet sich immerhin das berühmte Elefantentor am Eingang für einen Fotogruß aus Berlin an. Der Zoo selbst gilt als der älteste Zoo Deutschlands. Zu den berühmtesten Bewohnern zählen Knut der Eisbär und der hohe Besuch aus China, die beiden Panda-Bären Meng Meng und Jiao Qing.

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Aachen, Germany

Der Zoo ist nicht ohne Grund weltbekannt und beliebt. Er zählt zu den artenreichsten Zoos der Welt und zieht jeden Tag hunderte Besucher an. Die Fütterungen der Tiere ist besonders spannend anzusehen. Man kann hier gut den ganzen Tag damit verbringen, mit der ganzen Familie den Zoo zubesichtigen und Langweile wird dabei nicht aufkommen. Ein absolutes Highlight in Berlin!

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Local from Berlin, Deutschland

Der Berliner Zoo, einst Geburtsort des süßen Eisbären Knut, bietet mehr als 18.600 Tieren ein Zuhause. Hier wohnen Giraffen, Elefanten, Känguruhs, Papageien, Nilpferde und viele, viele mehr. Die Zoo-Anlage am Bahnhof "Zoologischer Garten" ist weitläufig. Auf der Website des Zoos kann man sehen, wann die nächste Fütterung für welche Tiergruppe ist. Es gibt auch einen Streichelzoo, einen Piratenspielplatz und die Möglichkeit, den Nilfpferden beim Schwimmen zuzusehen, unter Wasser! Familienkarten von 25 bis 39 Euro nur für den Zoo, 33 bis 50 für Zoo und Aquarium.

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Paris, France

Très grand zoo accessible très facilement (u-bahn, s-bahn, bus)
On y passe des heures sans s'en rendre compte.
La Berlin Welcome Card offre une réduction et à ce prix là, ca vaut vraiment la visite.
J'ai aimé les hipopotames, les vieux batiments orientaux, la meute de loups, les singes et oiseaux...
Prévoir une bonne demi journée pour la visite complète

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Sofia, Bulgaria

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