While visiting Berlin with children a trip to the Berlin Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Berlin) is mandatory, especially since it is easy to get there, because it is located in the city center near the train station Zoologischer Garten (Tiergarten district).
It is one of the largest zoos in Germany and one of the largest in the world in terms of the number of animals living there - you can see here approximately 19,000 animals of different species. Here, among others, you can see: elephants, lions, gorillas, hippos.
At the Berlin Zoo there's also the oldest and one of the largest aquariums in Europe, where there are about 10 thousand aquatic animals including fish, reptiles and amphibians. In the terrarium you can see crocodiles, snakes, spiders and crustaceans.
For the youngest, a small farm was established, where you call a pony, sheep, llama or donkey your friend.
When visiting the zoo is also worth to pay attention to a very interesting architecture of the garden - for example the elephant house resembles a Chinese pagoda. Entry gates are characteristic as well - the Elephant Gate is located near the Aquarium on Budapester Straße (Budapest Street) or the Lion Gate (Hardenbergplatz).
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Zoologischer Garten Berlin, Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin
1 January – 15 March: 9:00 - 17.00; 16 – 23 March: 9:00 - 19.30; 24 March – 8 September: 9:00 – 19:00; 9 September - 20 October: 9:00 – 18; 21 October – 31 December: 9:00 – 17:00; 24 December: 9:00 – 14:00; 31 December 9:00 – 17:00.Tickets adults:
Kombi Ticket (Zoo + aquarium): adults - 20€, children - 10€
There is another zoo in the eastern part of the city - Tierpark Berlin.