Some of the reviews below seem to confuse Tierpark with both the Berlin Zoo and Tiergarten. Tierpark does not seem to be as well known to British tourists as the Berlin Zoo; it was certainly much quieter when we visited. Tierpark is in former East Berlin (accessed via the underground station named 'Tierpark') and is like a large country park (400 acres) centred around a pretty palace in landscaped formal gardens that also has numerous large animal enclosures spread out amongst tree- lined paths and wooded areas. A lot of the animals are on little 'islands' instead of cages, which was nice to see. There is a land train which cost €4 and tours the park - you can choose to get off at any of the stops, or go all the way round, which took about 40 minutes. Some of the big cat enclosures were not as nice as those for most of the other animals, which were spacious and well landscaped but were being renovated. You need at least a full day to see everything - we didn't make it all the way around, as there is a lot of walking! We did get to watch a buffalo giving birth, which was pretty amazing and the elephants and polar bears were real highlights. There were also Manatees, which I hadn't seen before .There is an enclosure just before the entrance which houses some bears and can be viewed free of charge. The Park was excellent value for money - only €9 with the Berlin Welcome card. I think that a lot of people miss the Tierpark, not realising that Berlin has a second zoo, which is a shame, because it is definitely worth a visit.
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