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Berlin Zoo and Aquarium Tours and Activities

Berlin Zoo and Aquarium
Home to the most complete collection of animal species anywhere in the world, the Berlin Zoo and Aquarium celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom. You’ll find everything from giant pandas to hippos, jellyfish, and gorillas here. Famous residents include Knut the polar bear and Bao Bao the giant panda.
 
The Basics
Opened in 1844 and located in the Tiergarten in the city center, Berlin Zoo is Germany’s oldest zoological garden and the most visited zoo in Europe. With daily feedings that visitors can watch and naturalistic enclosures, the zoo is designed to provide intimate encounters with animals. For an unforgettable experience, the zoo also offers “meet and greets” with the giraffes, elephants, hippos, tapirs, and meerkats in the company of experienced guides (adults only).
 
The accompanying aquarium was built in 1913 and is home to black-tip reef sharks, crocodiles penguins, “Nemos” (clownfish), and more. The aquarium also has several tuataras from New Zealand, a rare breed of lizard that has lived on Earth for 200 million years. The zoo is one of the stops on the Berlin hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entry to the zoo and aquarium is via paid ticket—visitors can choose a combined pass or purchase separate tickets for each attraction.
  • The zoo and aquarium are wheelchair- accessible, and wheelchairs are available on loan.
  • Both the zoo and aquarium have restaurants and cafes.
  • Make sure to see the Chinese-inspired entrance gate with twin elephants, a replica of the original gate that was destroyed during World War II.
 
How to Get There
The zoo is accessible by car, hop-on hop-off bus, public transport, or on foot from nearby areas. The closest metro stop is Zoologischer Garten (S-Bahn and U-Bahn). Paid parking is also available.
 
When to Get There
The zoo is open from 9am–6pm 365 days a year; last entry is one hour before closing. Seasonal opening times are as follows: January 1–February 25, 9am–4:30pm; March 26–September 23, 9am–6:30pm; and October 29–December 31, 9am–4:30pm.
 
Take a Stroll in Tiergarten
Like Central Park in New York, Berlin’s Tiergarten is the city’s green heart, where locals come to run, walk, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. With plenty of open lawns shaded by trees, it’s a great spot for a lunchtime picnic or simply somewhere to sit down and rest tired feet in between sightseeing spots.
Address: Budapester Straße 32, Berlin 10787, Germany
Admission: Varies
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Berlin Zoo and Aquarium

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Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin Bike Tour

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Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, with a stop for lunch at a beer garden on the longer tour (own expense).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

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Say goodbye subway and hello 360-degree views when you book this hop-on, hop-off ticket on a classic open-top bus. Two great routes, with live guides, recorded commentary, and onboard Wi-Fi, cover Berlin’s central attractions, and the app lets you track the next bus in real time. Opt for a 1-day ticket, a 2-day ticket with a walking tour, or a 2-day deluxe ticket with walking tour and river cruise.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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The 10 Tastings of Berlin With Locals: Kreuzberg Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Berlin With Locals: Kreuzberg Private Food Tour

Eat your way through Berlin and taste the best of Kreuzberg on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Döner Kebab and Guacamole with homemade chips. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of the Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
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Private taxi tour through city east and west history and architecture approx 2h

Private taxi tour through city east and west history and architecture approx 2h

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In contrast to bus tours, on an individual taxi sightseeing tour you have the opportunity to stop almost everywhere - be it for a photo shoot, be it for a snack or a break, be it for a coffee. Or for a longer tour to take a closer look at an object or to have it explained to you (Berlin Cathedral, Hackesche Höfe, Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, KaDeWe are recommended, for example). According to your interests and preferences! And in contrast to a tour, you don't just see a tiny section of our city, City East, the former center and City West, the former West Berlin! So combine the best of walking and bus tours in an Auto City Tour, just like I've always done privately with friends and relatives. And enjoy the luxury of being picked up personally from your accommodation in the S-Bahn-Ring. And all in a real Berlin luxury taxi SUV!
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Private taxi tour through Berlin East and West and Kiez with pick-up about 3 hours

Private taxi tour through Berlin East and West and Kiez with pick-up about 3 hours

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In contrast to bus tours, on an individual taxi sightseeing tour you have the opportunity to stop almost everywhere - be it for a photo shoot, be it for a snack or a break, be it for a coffee. Or for a longer tour to take a closer look at an object or to have it explained to you (Berlin Cathedral, Hackesche Höfe, Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, KaDeWe are recommended, for example). According to your interests and wishes! And in contrast to a walking tour, you don't just see a tiny section of our city. So combine the best of both perspectives with a taxi tour, just like I've always done with friends and relatives. Here you can immerse yourself in Berlin districts (Kieze) such as Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain. And enjoy the luxury of being picked up personally from your accommodation in the S-Bahn-Ring. And all in a real Berlin luxury taxi SUV!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Berlin: Self-Guided City Experience

Berlin: Self-Guided City Experience

Explore the city of Berlin the Vox City way, discover its best-kept secrets with self guided walking routes, audio content and must-see highlights, all from the palm of your hand. Admire Berlin's many iconic landmarks and their eye-catching facades, including Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building and Museum Island. Dive into the city's fascinating history as you visit Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Wall Memorial, two of Germany's most important monuments. As you explore, you can tune into your audio commentary to uncover Berlin's renowned history even further. If you fancy, take a break from sightseeing and enjoy Berlin's countless eateries, bars and shopping districts. You can also experience unforgettable panoramic views of the German capital from Berlin TV Tower. When you’re ready, plan your next walking route, pinpoint your favourite sights and source the best photo hotspots, as you continue your exploration of Berlin the Vox City way.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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