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Tierpark

Tierpark Berlin is the largest adventure zoo in Europe with almost 8,000 animals on 160 hectares and around 1.5 million visitors annually. It is one of the biggest and best Berlin sights. The zoo, founded in 1955, is located in the Berlin district of Friedrichsfelde, in the eastern part of the city. We will introduce you to the attraction with information and show you the quickest and easiest way to secure a ticket for the zoo.

Tierpark Berlin – largest landscape animal park in Europe

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As a counterpart to the zoological garden in the west of the city, there should also be a zoo in the east of the city. After the division of Berlin after the Second World War, the Tierpark Berlin was created from 1955 in the Friedrichsfelde Palace Park. The Friedrichsfelde Palace, built in 1695, is located in the park area originally designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.

The zoo itself covers an area of ​​160 hectares, making it the largest zoo in Europe. In addition to the areas for the animals, the gardens are also included. You should therefore plan a whole day for a visit. The extensive park landscape offers something for young and old and is very varied. It’s worth it, I promise.

Animal facilities in Tierpark Berlin

The zoo has many highlights for its visitors. But a special highlight in Tierpark Berlin are the elephants. The zoo enjoys special international recognition for the breeding of African elephants. Visit these powerful animals in the pachyderm house, where they will also find rhinos and manatees.

In addition to the elephants, there are around 8,000 exotic animals from over 650 species in the park. Whether polar bears, crocodiles, sun bears, camels, giraffes or monkeys. You can visit all of these animals in the zoo. Or join the daily feedings of the polar bears, for example.

Many of the animals were bred in Berlin. The zoo – but also the zoo and the Berlin aquarium – are committed to protecting species worldwide. These institutions are involved in almost two-thirds of all international conservation breeding programs.

You will find the following animal facilities in the zoo:

  • Bears and other wild animals
  • Children’s animal zoo, reindeer and small cats
  • Alfred Brehm House: Plants and Animals
  • Big cat outdoor enclosures and aviaries
  • Pachyderm house
  • Giraffe house and neighboring facilities
  • Monkey house
  • More wildlife enclosures
  • Crocodile house
  • Deer, wild boar and bison in the zoo

Zoo school and youth club

The little ones are also taken care of. In the zoo there is a zoo school, which as a place of learning zoo offers organized tours for daycare and school, which are designed according to age and individual wishes. You can find detailed information for school classes on the zoo’s website.

Further highlights of the Tierpark Berlin

  • seasonal air shows with birds of prey
  • adventurous playgrounds (themed)
  • extensive camel meadows

In addition, a petting zoo and a walk-in rabbit paradise make children’s eyes shine. A large playground with numerous water features is a special highlight for the little ones.

Seasonal events in Tierpark Berlin

Throughout the year there are several seasonal events in the park on specific occasions. Including at Easter, Christmas, the zoo festival and various holiday programs for children.

Visitor numbers

With around 1.7 million visitors (as of 2019), the zoo is one of the most important sights in the city.

Opening times of the Tierpark Berlin

The zoo is open 365 days a year.

  • daily winter 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • daily summer 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The opening times vary a little on individual days, e.g. at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The zoo closes at 2 p.m. on December 24th. For security reasons, please inform yourself about the exact opening times on the website of the Tierpark Berlin before your visit.

Entrance fees

  • Admission: Adults: 14.00 euros; reduced: 9.00 euros; Children (4 to 15 years inclusive): 7.00 euros
  • Note: Handcart rental: 5.00 euros (deposit 10.00 euros); Elevators: free of charge

Tickets

Tickets for the zoo are available on site. However, we recommend the Berlin WelcomeCard. This can save you up to 50%.

Travel at your own pace through Berlin with your Berlin WelcomeCard (AB or ABC) and benefit from discounts of up to 50% on a variety of sights, including the Tierpark Berlin.

Address

Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde

Am Tierpark 125

10319 Berlin

For all animal and plant fans there is another zoo in Berlin – the Berlin Zoo in the western part of the city. It is the oldest German zoo and the most species-rich zoo in the world. It was opened on August 1, 1844 on the edge of the zoo.