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Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo)

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Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 254010
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Zoo Berlin is home to over 15.000 rare and endangered animals representing...

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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Reprieve from Berlin's historical sites.

After taking in a lot of the WW2 sites in this city we felt we needed to step away from that heavy history and thought the Zoo would be a great distraction. I had visited years... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After taking in a lot of the WW2 sites in this city we felt we needed to step away from that heavy history and thought the Zoo would be a great distraction. I had visited years ago and remember it to be outstanding, but when we first started wandering around I questioned my recollections. The pens were muddy and smelly.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Berlin's Zoo is well located and is not far from a busy railway station. Gardens enhanced the setting as did the sunny September morning. It was a delight. Signage is excellent, variety of animals is very good and they are mostly located in large open spaces that make viewing easy. The Zoo is flat and easy to walk, but comfy... More 

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Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By the time we had waited three hours to get in the animals must have gotten tired of waiting for us because we could barely find them. A great disappointment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is nor a specific zoo an animal garden. I loved it landscape, it's design and planning. Especially lovely for kids. The varieties are not as much as a Zoo in Toronto, and it not so big like it. It is one my best for the practical reasons.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a morning strolling around the zoo in the sunshine. So many different species of animals throughout the wonderful zoo. Highlights, were the big cats, the apes and giraffes. The zoo has signs up giving feeding times, locations of food stalls and guides to all the locations of the animals. If you have a Berlin Card then you get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean and well kept zoo. A few monkeys. I don't see any tiger. There was a female lion sleeping. A few elephants and rihno. Highly recommmended for kids. The best part is the Aquarium. A lot of beautiful fishes.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to both the zoo and aquarium. The zoo had a great selection of animals (conditions did look quite poor in places though), petting section was especially good (and would be great for kids). Aquarium was okay, wouldn't pay the extra to access it again though - the layout inside isn't great (always a bit unsure about what places we'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am always worried about going to zoos incase I see animals in cramped conditions. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that this zoo is massive considering it is in city centre. The animals seem very relaxed and it was a lovely day out. The zoo was busy but because of the size it never felt crowded. Recommend x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a big place, expect to walk quite a bit. I was there on a sunny Sunday, thus it was busy. Still not crowded, except where there is an announced feeding. The room for the animals is quite big, which has the disadvantage that you can't always spot them. The aquarium is the best. A mix of small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need at least half a day, if not a full one to see everything! We've been to other zoos and the conditions here for the animals are among the best. Definitely recommend!!!

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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