With three million visitors a year, the Zoo Berlin including its aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the German capital. And right away the next superlative: The Berlin Zoo, inaugurated in 1844, is Germany's oldest zoo. Even today it scores big with the exotic animal houses such as the giraffes' house or the elephants' house, its beautiful alleyways and nicely laid out green spaces, designed by famous garden architect to the court Peter Joseph Lenné. Many families with children use the Zoo as a green retreat around the corner right in the city where you can take a walk and never stop being awe-struck. You can discover the most exotic animals there, anything from Bettongs, to Narrow-striped Mongooses and White-fronted Marmosets. Later on the kids can play and run wild on the playground of the Zoo.
The latest animal attraction are the two Panda bears Meng Meng and Jiao Ying, who have been living in their newly built Panda enclosure since the beginning of July 2017. This includes the 5000 square meter Panda Garden, which has been open to the public since 6 July. But of course the many other animals are still exciting.
Part of the Zoo is also the Zoo Aquarium with its elegant schools of fish, the exotic reptiles and a cornucopia of insects. The nature-like landscaped basins take the visitors to various maritime habitats. Blacktip reef sharks and cownose rays are circling majestically and the coral reefs fascinate with their dazzling colours. Jellyfish of various species are a special of the Berlin Zoo Aquarium.
Berlin ZooHardenbergplatz 8
- Daily: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
- 6.10.2017: closed all day
- Price Level: Adults: 13,00 euro, discounted at 10,00 euro; children between 5 - 15 years pay only 6,50 euro.
- Barrier-Free: Yes. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed. Special tours for blind visitors can be booked (Dr. Jarofke, phone +49 33 03 21 47 98)
- Languages: Guided tours in German and English are available. To be booked under phone +49 30 25 40 14 00.
- Parking: Two car parks are available in Nürnberger Straße and Budapester Straße. Parking at cost.