The Berlin Zoo: The zoo of wonders
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The animals of the Berlin zoo
Once inside, it seems to be in a new microcosm where the animals are the real protagonists. Each species has its own “home”, that is a protected and ad hoc natural environment, fortunately cages are rare. The distance from the animals is minimal, but still such as to guarantee a pleasant visit for the whole family in perfect safety.
Among the different exotic species meet elephants, hippopotamuses, monkeys, rhinos, panda and very high giraffe. There is also, in the northern area of the park, an area entirely dedicated to birds and penguins.
If you are passionate about ornithology we advise you to enter the Butterfly Pavilion dell'Amsterdam Zoo Artis.
One of the main attractions of the zoo is located at the southern entrance, let's talk about theancient Elephant Gate built in 1899, today House of Carnivores: the jaguar, the Californian lion, the panther and many other rare predators are photographed every day by thousands of visitors.
photo by dierk schaefer via flickr
L'aquarium Berlin Zoo, open since 1913, is one of the largest in Germany. Here you can admire not only 250 tubs with very rare fish, but also insects, amphibians and reptiles. Obviously, the tanks that attract the attention of visitors the most are those of dolphins and sharks.
The services offered within the park
We suggest visiting it Berlin Zoo calmly: it will take at least half a day to be able to explore everything, fromDolphin aquarium to the wonderful lakes with weeping willows.
The structure is perfectly organized to offer a complete service to families: two restaurants offering Berlin specialties, a fast food, Numerous bar and toilet. At the park entrance it is possible to rent equipment for disabled visitors.
Spaces dedicated to children
Lo Berlin zoo provides 2 different areas designed specifically for the little ones:
- petting zoo: here children can pet goats, lambs and the wonderful ponies.
- Playground: a pirate ship with lots of games and entertainment.
The shows not to be missed
Starting from 10.30 hours the distribution of the animal meals with the show at the House of the Polar Bears. Every 30 minutes, in the various areas of the park, a different species is fed and becomes the occasion for an exciting and compelling show. The last show is at 16.00 hours when the monkeys meal.
What to see in the surroundings
We are located in the heart of the area reserved for parks of Berlin, so the Großer Tiergarten is definitely worth a visit, a huge park where you can get lost among lakes and nature trails. We also recommend a visit to the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum, the museum of German rationalist architecture.
Tickets and Offers
€ 14.50 for adults (€ 20 with the visit to the Aquarium)
€ 10 for students (€ 15 with the Aquarium)
€ 7,50 for children (€ 10 with the Aquarium)
The Berlin Zoo is open from 15 March to 24 October from 09.00 to 18.30. On all other days the closing time is anticipated to 17.00.
Where it is
How to get to the Berlin Zoo
Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany
The zoo can be reached via the railway line S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten (S5 + S7 + S75 + S9) oppure dalla subway U-Bahn Zoologischer Garten (U2 + U9) o Kurfùfstendamm (U1 + U9).