Discover more than 13,000 animals right at the heart of Germany's capital city. Within exotic animal houses and naturalistic enclosures Berlin Zoo presents rare animals such as giant pandas, gorillas and kiwis.
In Berlin, a city that's hardly short of spectacular attractions, the zoo is another firm favourite with visitors. More than three million of them come to the leafy 35 hectare site each year to enjoy a day out looking at the animals. The locals are very fond of their zoo and its inhabitants.
Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoological garden in Germany, and the ninth-oldest in the world. It boasts an unrivalled range of species, and offers remarkable experiences, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a remarkable world of animal noises, smells and colours.
The zoo's buildings and outdoor areas provide a journey back in time through the last 160 years of zoological architecture, ranging from the historical menagerie and buildings in exotic styles to state-of-the-art animal enclosures.
There is so much to discover: on the three floors of the art nouveau aquarium, for example, you can take an expedition to the Great Barrier Reef with its tropical reef sharks or see the crocodiles of the Amazon jungle. Besides its more typical 'stars', the zoo usually has some new arrivals every few days, so there are bound to be some cute baby animals to admire somewhere.