"Berlin Zoo" Tiergarten and Zoo Tip by lina112

Tiergarten and Zoo, Berlin: 95 reviews and 207 photos

The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it comprises an area of 35 hectares and is located in Berlin's Tiergarten. With almost 1,500 different species and around 15,000 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. During the Second World War, the zoo area was completely destroyed and only 91 of 3,715 animals survived, including two lions, two hyenas, an Asian bull elephant, a hippo bull, ten hamadryas baboons, a chimpanzee, and a black stork, among a few others. By the end of the war the zoo was fortified and a center of Nazi resistance against the Red Army and allied air forces with bunkers and anti-aircraft weapons. The Berlin Zoo is the most visited zoo in Europe with approximately 3.0 million annual visitors from all over the world. It is open all year long and can easily be reached by public transportation.c*

El Jardín Zoológico de Berlín es uno de los zoológicos más grandes en Alemania y con la mayor cantidad de especies animales en un zoológico en el mundo. Está ubicado en el antiguo distrito de Tiergarten. Junto con su acuario, este zoológico es uno de los lugares de interés de Berlín. Fue abierto el primero de agosto de 1844, siendo el primer zoológico en Alemania. El acuario fue abierto en 1913. Los primeros animales que habitaron el zoológico fueron donados por Federico Guillermo IV de Prusia. Al final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial el zoológico quedó prácticamente destruido y sólo 91 de los 3195 animales sobrevivieron. Considerando la casi total destrucción de la ciudad, esto fue bastante notable.

Address: Hardenbergplatz 8
Directions: Underground

* Zoologischer Garten (U2 + U12 + U9)
* Kurfürstendamm (U9 + U15)

Website: http://www.zoo-berlin.de/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 14, 2010
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