Take one of the S-bahn or U-bahn lines to "Zoologischer Garten". The station is right in front of the zoo, literally just a one-minute walk away.
The zoo can be easily reached by car, and there is a very big parking lot right in front of the zoo that provides parking for the zoo and the train station. There is a parking fee on weekdays, but you can take advantage of free parking on Sundays.
Plenty of buses stop right in front of the zoo's entrance at Zoologischer Garten. Alternatively, take Bus 200 toward Zoologischer Garten and get off at Budapesterstrasse- this drops you right in front of one of the zoo's smaller entrances.
Berlin-Tegel is the closest airport, followed by Berlin-Schönefeld. From here you can use Berlin's public transport to get into the city.
Summertime 9am-7pm, Wintertime 9am-5pm
Easily one of the most beautiful and centrally-located zoos in Europe. The zoo offers an enormously wide variety of animals and plenty of interactive things to do for children.
Germany´s oldest animal park opened in the 1844 with furry and feathered critters from the royal family's private reserve. Today, more than 1500 species make their home there. Cheeky orangutans, cuddly koalas, endangered rhinos, playful penguins and nearly-extinct giant pandas are there for you to discover- plus many more! Overall there are more than 16,000 animals to see. Captivating, informative descriptions are provided to explain each type of animal, so everyone has the chance to learn something new about these amazing creatures. If it's a rainy day, or you just feel like discovering the world of aquatic animals a little more, right next to Berlin Zoo you will find the Berlin Aquarium. Three floors of exotic fish, amphibians and reptiles await your visit at this endearingly old-fashioned aquarium with its darkened halls and glowing tanks.
There is also one of the largest (and most fun!) playgrounds in Berlin within the zoo, which alone makes this a worthwhile visit for children. There are two restaurants on site with drinks, snacks, and warm meals, as well as a souvenier shop and face-painting booth. If you are visiting with children, check out the "Streichelzoo", or "petting zoo", where you are able to feed and pet the animals- kids love this. A truly great place to spend a day with the family.
Escape Address: Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Make sure you and your kids don't miss out on one of the largest and most fun playgrounds in Berlin- it's right inside of the Zoo!
If it's a rainy day, or you just want to explore the world of aquatic animals, visit the Berlin Aquarium right next to the Berlin Zoo. Three floors of exotic fish, amphibians and reptiles await your visit at this endearingly old-fashioned aquarium with its darkened halls and glowing tanks.