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Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo)

Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
49 30 254 010
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Ranked #38 of 462 Attractions in Berlin
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Type: Zoos, Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Germany’s oldest zoo houses around 14,000 animals, most in open-air habitats.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

An unexpected surprise. The lions were roaring, the hippos were very active, the apes were all on the go. Only the polar bears seemed bored. Don't know zoos well but there seemed to be more species than usual. Worth it, especially on Sundays when shops shut. Good value.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful zoo! I love visiting zoos wherever I go and Berlin was no exception. The zoo was well maintained with good enclosures for the animals. It was also good to see improvements and updates being made on some of the older animal houses (they were working on the cat house while we were there). I would highly recommend this... More

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I love visiting zoos. I've seen the large ones, and the small ones and without reservation I can say this one of the best I've ever seen. The animals were all active and all playing and it was a great day spent watching. If you like going to the zoo you won't be disappointed in this one! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Our son (7yr) was very satisfied with the large childrens playground - It could almost be worth a day-ticket by itself. The kombiticket also gives access to the aquarium which is located inside the park to the left of the Elephant Gate (Budapester Strasse). But one day is not sufficient if you want to see all animals.

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Having been to London Zoo which I though was really good, this topped it!! The animals were so close to you! Just all very overwhelming, especially the elephants. But gutted there were no pandas as it had died in 2012 but they still have it advertised on the website and the map! 1 advisory point I would make is to... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited on a busy, sunny Sunday and had a great morning. We were a bit concerned at some of the enclosures being too small especially for the big cats. However there are many highlights especially the monkeys and elephants especially the show stopping little elephant. It was great to see little children taking such an interest in the animals... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited for a couple of hours before our flight home and we were concerned about the small enclosures and welfare of the animals . The polar bears and big cats in particular looked so distressed. Polar bears are not supposed to pace backwards and forwards swinging their heads constantly surely and big cats need an enclosure bigger than an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Out of all the zoos I've been to around the world (European & Asian Zoo's) this is by far my personal favourite. It's always hard to judge a zoo - you can't judge animals behaviour, or how visible/active the animals are - but what you can judge is the overall facilities, staff and impressions. The zoo is easily accessible and... More

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

HUGE Zoo! Be prepared to spend your entire day here. Large array of animals, connected is a LARGE aquarium.

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was saddened to see that the leopards had such a small area to roam. We spent 10 mins. Watching the leopard travel back and forth in the cage with nothing to do - how sad is that! For that reason I will not return to the zoo and I hope that changes would be made cause it is cruel... More

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