Berlin Zoo - photo, price, opening hours. How to get to the zoo in Berlin

Berlin Zoo

Berlin Zoo

The zoological garden of the German capital is one of the ten very first opened in the world. It appeared on the map of the city in 1844, and a quarter of a century later, Dr. Heinrich Bodinus took over the reins. Under him, the Berlin Zoo became a real attraction. The doctor supervised the construction of the famous Elephant Gate, which adorns the entrance to the park, and proposed to build aviaries for better observation of ostriches, antelopes, elephants and flamingos. For the convenience of visitors, restaurants were opened on the territory, where it was customary to meet with friends and arrange Sunday family dinners.

Berlin Zoological Garden

This is how the name of the zoo in the capital of Germany sounds in translation from German. Visitors are given a unique opportunity here to get acquainted with 15,000 animals representing more than one and a half thousand species.

Pride and achievement

Particularly rare species such as giant pandas or kiwi birds can be seen at the Berlin Zoo. The employees are proud of the gorilla population, for which the habitat is as close to natural as possible. Tigers coexist with lions in aviaries, zebras with rhinos, and the favorite pastime of the regulars is watching the feeding of various groups of inhabitants of the zoo.

How to get there?

The exact address of the Berlin Zoo is Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, and the easiest way to get to the favorite vacation spot of Germans and guests of the capital is by metro U-bahn. Get off at the Zoologischer Garden station, which is located at the intersection of lines U2, U12 and U9. The zoo is included in the route of the tourist bus N100.

Helpful information

Berlin Zoo opening hours depend on the season:

  • From October 25 to March 14, the facility is open from 09.00 to 17.00.
  • From March 15 to October 24 - from 09.00 to 18.30

Entry and ticket sales close one hour before the zoological garden closes.
On Christmas Eve, December 24, zoo staff leave early to begin preparations for the gala dinner. The gate closes at 14.00. Ticket offices where you can buy entrance tickets are located on the sides of the Elephant Gate. Those wishing to get acquainted with the inhabitants of the park can choose to see only the zoo or also the aquarium. A combined ticket is cheaper than two separate ones:

  • The price of a ticket to the zoo and combined with a visit to the aquarium for an adult is 13 and 20 euros, respectively.
  • For a child from 5 to 15 years old you will have to pay 6.50 and 10 euros.
  • For students and unemployed, the entrance will cost 10 and 15 euros.
  • Family tickets cost 35 and 50 euros and allow entry for a family of two adults and two children from 5 to 15 years old.

Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge. You should be prepared that to confirm your age you will have to present documents with a photo.

Services and contacts

The official website of the zoo of the German capital -
All questions can be asked by phone +49 30 254010.

Pictures of the zoo in Berlin

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