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Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo)

Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
49 30 254 010
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As featured in Berlin for young kids
Ranked #37 of 443 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Venice, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very much liked the variety, the structuring of the facilities and the large spaces. Enjoyed so much that we spent over 6 hours and could have stayed a lot longer. The restaurant was reasonably priced. Loved the Gorilla and Elephant sections.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The zoo is great. So many animals you need a whole day for it. We got there at 11 and stayed until 4 and we still hadn't seen it all. Food prices are reasonable. Downside is many of the animals seem unhappy, the brown bear doesn't have enough room in its enclosure.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Put it very simply. Horrible conditions and the animals looked unhappy. Upon asking a member of staff where the Panda as he replied bluntly "dead." and walked off.

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Overall I was massively impressed with this zoo. It's a great space within a great city, and really helps round off a trip to Berlin. The zoo itself is massive for a city zoo, and generally has some great exhibits. However, both the Polar and Brown Bears seem completely stir-crazy and exhibit some displays of very disturbing behaviour. Unfortunately this... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had heard about the Berlin zoo as being one of the best when it comes to the care of their animals and was very pleased to see that was the case. Large areas and with multiple animals especially in the case of the more sociable ones like elephants and apes. There is nothing worse than one poor solitary elephant... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not having a map to the zoo is not acceptable! We missed many of the animals as a result. However, we were fascinated by the monkeys -- especially the orangutans and some wonderful large, white- furred monkeys. Oh yes -- and then there was the very maternal black chimpanzee with her new-born baby. We witnessed the monkey cages being very... More

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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you have time, it's a fun and educational way to spend your afternoon in Berlin. Also, don't miss the aquarium.

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

They don't tell you that the panda died in 2012 - it is still advertised on their boards! Nice zoo to walk around. Takes a couple of hours and we got in as part of hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Nicely laid out, and all the usual animals are there. Good for taking small children, as there is an area where... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My friend wanted to go so I said I would go with her as I like zoos but this was very disappointing. We couldn't find a brochure and there are limited maps placed around the zoo but we could not follow them. They may have a very large selection of animals but it is a very old fashioned style zoo... More

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Cairns, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The zoo is ok, but just ok. It is quite large but could be set out better. There is a zoo guide available for purchase (€5) which seems a bit expensive since most zoo's around the world include a map/guide in the ticket price. It is a very old zoo and still kinda has the feel that the animals are... More

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