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Berlin Zoo – animal fun for all the family

Berlin Zoo is among the most visited sights in Germany's capital, welcoming around three million visitors every year. Opened in 1844 and covering 35 hectares in the west of the city, it is one of the world's oldest, largest and most bio-diverse zoos.

Berlin Zoo rose to global fame thanks to a cuddly little polar bear named Knut, who was born there in December 2006 and hand-reared by the staff. Berlin is also the only city in the world in which it's been possible to breed all flamingo species and subspecies. The capital's zoo is also acclaimed for its collection of zoological rarities and its breeding success stories, including with the black rhino. It is home to around 18,000 animals, covering 1,600 species. The aquarium, which opened in 1903 and spans three storeys, is a zoo in itself, boasting nearly 10,000 creatures including tropical and indigenous fish, the famous jellyfish, crocodiles and the creatures of the insectarium. The big cats here are joined by many smaller, lesser known predators such as fossas from Madagascar and ring-tailed mongooses. And the renovated nocturnal house gives a glimpse into the world of animals that are active at night. Inside the glass-domed hippo house, you can watch the residents above and below the water through a 14m glass panel. And in the penguin enclosure, a group of king penguins waddles around on real ice and snow. The seal enclosure, meanwhile, has recently had a major extension. These are just some of the animals and attractions that you will encounter on your visit!

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Berlin Zoo – animal fun for all the family

Berlin Zoo is also worth visiting for its distinctive architecture. The animals do not just live in shelters but rather in Asian-style houses and pagodas amid scenery inspired by the Orient; other buildings are modelled on Indian design. The Siamese cattle stall is the largest Thai building in Europe. Since German reunification, Berlin Zoo has been working in close cooperation with its counterpart in the east of the city. The two zoos try to avoid doubling up on animals, which means it's well worth visiting both to see their combined total of nearly 23,000 residents.

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The Palast is by far the most visited theatre in Berlin. On the biggest theatre stage in the world, over half a million guests each year experience the finest modern show entertainment. With over 100 artists, the last magnificent building of the GDR stages the world’s largest revue shows.

VIVID is a declaration of love to life. Featuring more than 100 stunning artists on the world’s biggest theater stage. A production budget of 12 million euros for spectacular costumes and stage sets of unparalleled dimensions. A kaleidoscope of physical perfection and outstanding artistic performances that may prompt tears of joy. Accompany R’eye on her hypersensuous identity quest and indulge your eyes in spectacular diversity.

Upcoming dates:

27.09.2018 - 01.07.2020

Venue

Friedrichstadt-Palast
Friedrichstr. 107
10117 Berlin
Fon: +49 30 2326 2326
tickets@palast.berlin
www.palast.berlin

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Friedrichstadt-Palast
Friedrichstr. 107
10117 Berlin
Fon: +49 30 2326 2326
tickets@palast.berlin
http://www.palast.berlin

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Every two years, the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art showcases the latest works by international artists at various locations in the German capital.

The three-month exhibition provides a space for artistic experimentation, while identifying and critically examining the latest trends in the art world. It is an opportunity especially for young artists to communicate with a global audience. The Berlin Biennale is organised by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Upcoming dates:

28.06.2019 - 29.09.2019

Venue

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

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From 6th September 2019 to 27th January 2020 Berlinische Galerie shows Bauhaus-Originals and contemporary positions.
Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects. “original bauhaus” sheds light on how unique work and series, remake and original are inseparably linked in the history of the Bauhaus. In reference to 14 key objects, the exhibition tells 14 different stories.

Upcoming dates:

06.09.2019 - 27.01.2020

Venue

Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin
Fon: +49 (0)30-789 02-600
Fax: +49 (0)30-789 02-700
bg@berlinischegalerie.de
berlinischegalerie.de

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