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Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo)

Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
Phone Number: +49 4930 254010
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Ranked #68 of 379 Activities in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Zoo Berlin is home to over 15.000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 1.500 species...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Zoo Berlin is home to over 15.000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 1.500 species and subspecies. It is the most speciose zoo worldwide. Zoo Berlin is located in heart of Berlin, opposite to the train station Zoologischer Garten. The tasks our zoos of today are faced with are many and diverse. And there is more than one reason to keep animals. Since 1844 visitors to Zoo Berlin can relax and learn. Comparable with a living, green oasis the zoo today lies directly at the heart of the city. Here you can relax and learn new facts about the most diverse zoological subjects as your interest takes you.
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Berlin Zoo a few days ago, with the main attraction for us being Bao-Bao the panda. So imagine our disappointment when we saved the best til last, only to find that the giant panda had died 3 years ago! We were a bit miffed, as the zoo's website, leaflets and even signs within the zoo... More 

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Bombay, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a primitive zoo with very poor facilities for animals, especially the bigger ones. The lions were boxed up inside small cages, sitting and looking miserable on small tables! The water in the pond was stagnant, green and full of algae. This zoo gives a very poor impression of Berlin as a major European capital city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Berlin zoo was huge and the animals were very active. Although it was winter you could see them all inside or outside. Of course there is the debate that should animals be in a cage but the good side is that in that way most of the people will appreciate the beauty of different animals and maybe respect them more

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo in December. Even though I wasn't feeling well I had a great time. So, I would definitely recommend a visit. We spent 5 or 6 hours therem and the place is very large. There also is an aquarium which you can pay to visit if you like and I urge you to do. It is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went yesterday and really enjoyed ourselves! Be prepared to do an awful lot of walking as there is a lot of ground to cover. With over 15,000 animals there really is lots to see, including the 2nd oldest gorilla in the world, she has been at Berlin Zoo for the last 50 years. Tickets cost €15... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the very best zoos I have visited. The amount of different species in great and the area fairly compact and well laid out. Depending on your interests you could spend anything between an hour and a day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner visited the zoo in November. I would definitely recommend a visit if you like zoos! We literally spent all day here as it is huge! It also has a seperate aquarium inside which you can pay to visit if you like. The restaurant in the zoo is not too expensive. Just a bit hectic trying to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

In my opinion this zoo belongs to a different era. some of the chambers are so small and the animals look miserable. The walls a painted beige and the stench in cold days is overwhelming. This place needs remodeling urgently according to today's standards. (Some of the animals do look fairly OK but it's the minority).

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and a good veriaty of animals, a well laid out zoo, will keep you occupied for a couple of hours. Nice central location near Zoo station and the europa centre. good for a visit if staying a little longer. Good value

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Me and a friend went to both the zoo and the aquarium in january and it was great. So many different animals and not too expensive. I think the zoo took good care of the animals but sadly you could see how some didn't get the stimulation they needed. The tigers were manically going in a pattern and the polar... More 

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