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“Just a zoo”

Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo)
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Ranked #35 of 818 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: Yes
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 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just a zoo”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had higher expectations from what I had read before. Most of the exhibitions are very old, there are only few explanations and texts around; coops and cages are small, I didn't meet any attractions such as commented feeding or exercising.. The Zoo in Prague is better.

Visited July 2013
Thank Peter F
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Afternoon Out”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Visited the Zoo on our recent visit to Berlin. Reasonable price to get into the zoo. Upon entry we was not given a map so navigating around was a little difficult as sign posts were a little confusing.
Little expensive as it was a very hot day and bottle of water was over 3 euros.
Spent two and half hours walking around and managed to see all the animals. Some of the enclosures seemed rather small but animals did look well looked after compared to other zoos we have visited across europe.
Overall an average experience.

Visited July 2013
Thank LouiseNeil
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“Very open and beautiful zoo. Go see!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Spent a day in this beautiful zoo and it's aquarium. The six hours we spent here was just enough to see the majority of it's collection of animals. Go there!

Thank Jeroen V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Poor Value”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Although the zoo gardens and areas are kept well, many of the animals: polar bears, tiger etc appeared irritated and unhappy. Objective, I know, but I felt the zoo could have been more proactive other than a series of creatures in cages. Cost was online with most zoos. Food fairly expensive.

Visited July 2013
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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Overrated, overpriced, overhaul overdue. We were very disappointed by our visit to the zoo. After enjoying the Aquarium, we bought tickets for the zoo from the aquarium side. We did not receive a map, so we felt quite at a loss where to go first. Animal positions were badly signposted. We found cages and eclosures in very poor condition anjd we didn't enjoy the appearace of thre grounds. Very badly maintained and in need of some very well trained gardeners or some very strong weed killers. Webecame a little thirsty after some time and were robbed of ?3.50 for a bottle of Coca Cola. Too expensive!!!

Thank Cees H
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