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Zoo Berlin, Berlin

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See one of the most comprehensive collections of wild animals in the entire world--nearly 20,000 animals--at Zoo Berlin. The country's oldest and best-known zoo opened in 1844 and covers more than 34 hectares (84 acres). More than 3 million visitors each year come to the zoo and its adjoining aquarium, making it the most-visited site of its kind in all of Europe. The zoo is known worldwide for sheltering endangered animals, such as polar bears and giant pandas. Check the website for feeding times and other special events. You can save a lot of time by purchasing your tickets online. Put Zoo Berlin into our Berlin road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • To see nice clean environments for the animals treated, it truly is great we have seen pretty much everything in 5 hours time, dress comfortable although there are many benches and kiosks to sit and feel immersed in nature, I highly recommend it! Then with the Berlin Welcome Card in two we paid €34 and something for zoo and Aquarium. PS. Bring water costs a little too inside 2.80 € ...
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  • The Zoo is modern and full of animals from different regions of the world. The panda bear, Penguin, all kinds of cats (Lions, Tigers, Panthers ...), polar bears, giraffes, elephants, hippopotamus, in addition to an Aquarium (paid for) with hundreds of types of fish, including sharks, manta rays, hammerhead shark and several others.
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  • Clean and spacious place. Undoubtedly, the recent addition of pandas will raise the profile and fortunes of this otherwise standard zoo. Sometimes politics, Chinese - German in this case, can be benef...  more »
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  • The most species rich zoo in the world. Located next to the zoo rail station in Berlin and easily accessible by local public transport from anywhere in the city. A very well kept zoo with lots of animals houses. Highlights include the monkey and great apes house and the giant pandas. Lots of historical buildings of interest like the giraffe and antelope house. Very good value for money and takes up to a day to see everything. You can buy a combination ticket for the aquarium as well.
  • I spent a wonderful few hours at the zoo today! There is so much to see -- and everything is so well organized. You'll be given a zoo map along with your ticket at the entrance, which is very helpful for finding your way around, it also has feeding times, highlights for the kids, and other useful info. Some favorites for me included the elephants -- one was very lively; the Asiatic Ibex, with their amazing horns; I saw one of the pandas looking quite happy hanging out in a tree; the vultures are HUGE; just about everything in the aquarium was fascinating -- not least of all the reptiles and the jellyfish -- a must see! I took a break and had a very tasty and reasonably priced fresh turkey sandwich made with unusual and delicious flaky bread at the zoo restaurant, and all staff that I encountered -- at the zoo entrance, the restaurant, the gift shop -- were incredibly friendly. Highly recommended!
  • Excellent ZOO and for the price they charge, probably one of the best for the price. All animals you could think of, the rhinoceros was amazing and the jellyfish tanks are awesome. Definitely a must see in Berlin. Be careful to buy the ticket that gives you access to aquarium also. They also have pandas.
  • Animals always look better free in the wild though.. Anyways their collection is superb, animals are healthy and from all over the world. It shows how well they are organized and taken care of. I would definitely take my son to this place when I visit Berlin again.
  • My time was from back in June, 2017, in which Berlin's zoo is definitely above average with a wide range of adorable animals including pandas (can you believe it) and elephants, which I love. Additionally, if you have the time to visit the aquarium, you will be amazed with the numerous different marine species. The jelly fish were one of my favorites. Additionally, there's a machine where you can put two coins into, in which by turning a crank, a flattened coin imprinted with Berlin Zoo and an animal comes out after so many turns, which I will treasure. Plus, the staff are really nice.

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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