Zoo Berlin - a zoo of superlatives & an experience for the whole family
Zoo Berlin is in a class of its own! Not only is it the oldest and most frequently visited zoo in the country, it is also home to the largest variety of species of any zoo in the world - including the only giant pandas in Germany.
Experience about 20000 animals during 365 days a year
Some 20,000 animals representing almost 1,200 species live in the 33-hectare site at the heart of Berlin’s City West. A combination of historic buildings and state-of-the-art animal habitats creates a very special atmosphere throughout Zoo Berlin. Every day of the year, stars of the animal kingdom like elephants, gorillas and sea lions delight visitors of all ages – together with rare and lesser-known species.
Visiting the Pandas at Berlin Zoo
Pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing are two clear visitor favourites. These adorable Asian bears live in Zoo Berlin’s Panda Garden – one of the most beautiful panda habitats in the world. It was here, in August 2019, that Berlin welcomed the first-ever panda cubs born in Germany: twin brothers Pit and Paule, who immediately captured the hearts of Berliners and visitors alike!
Health and Safety Measures
Currently a pre-booked online ticket is requiered for the Zoo Berlin. A mouth and nose covering inside the animal houses is required. Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other people.
01.01.-23.02. daily 9.00 – 16.30 o’clock (entrance until 15.30 o’clock)
24.02.-29.03. daily 9.00 – 18.00 o’clock (entrance until 17.00 o’clock)
30.03.-27.09. daily 9.00 – 18.30 o’clock (entrance until 17.00 o’clock)
28.09.-25.10. daily 9.00 – 18.00 o’clock (entrance until 17.00 o’clock)
26.10.-31.12. daily 9.00 – 16.30 o’clock (entrance until 15.30 o’clock)
Special opening hours 24.12. 9.00 – 14.30 o’clock (entrance until 13.00 o’clock)
Please print out the ticket: This ticket entitles you to enter directly, no exchange is necessary at the cash desk. It entitles to one entry only to the selected facility and loses its validity upon leaving this facility.
The ticket is valid for the booked day.
U-Bahn | Zoologischer Garten (U2, U9); Kurfürstendamm (U1, U9)
S-Bahn | Zoologischer Garten (S5, S7, S75, S9)
Bus | ca. 15 Buslinien/Expressbus X9 Flughafen