Tierpark Zoo

An Asian Rhino in Tierpark Zoo
An Asian Rhino in Tierpark Zoo cc licensed photo by Reinhard Link

Berlin has two fabulous zoos. Tierpark is the larger of the two, but more tourisits visit Zoo Berlin as it’s closer to the city centre. Tierpark Berlin is a much larger and younger zoo and, although farther from the city centre, it's on the U5 underground line making it easy to access.

Why are there two zoos in Berlin? It results from the city being divided into east and west after the Second World War. Tierpark Berlin was opened in 1955 to address the lack of a zoo in East Berlin. Now that Germany and Berlin are reunified, the result is two excellent zoos that now work closely together through conservation and breeding programs helping preserve and protect many endangered species.

The largest zoo in Europe, at 160 acres, Tierpark covers twice the area of Zoo Berlin. The extra space combined with having less than half as many animals means more spacious enclosures and less crowding for the animals. This is a clear advantage.

Because of the larger size, be certain to wear appropriate shoes as you will put in a lot of steps exploring the zoo.

Allow plenty of time. You can easily spend a full day as you journey around the world of animals. There are over 7000 animals representing over 800 species waiting to be discovered.

Visitors are delighted by the sight of herds of giraffes and elephants wandering in their large enclosures. Be sure to check out the famous Flamingo Lagoon and Camel Pasture.

For an added fee, individuals or small groups (adults only) can schedule a guided tour with a zookeeper inside the enclosures of certain species. Subject to change, these are available for mooses, giraffes, elephants, black lemurs, and giant tortoises. They must be pre-booked on the official website linked to below.

For a closure view of the animals, try arriving at the enclosure during their scheduled feeding time.

The zoo offers free electric train rides and exciting themed playgrounds for kids making this a wonderful family destination.

Tierpark zoo was established on the grounds of the historic Friedrichsfelde Palace which you can see during your visit. On weekends starting at 12 noon you can experience a free 20 minute guided tour of the Palace by simply showing up at the entrance.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Tierpark Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Address: Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 515310

Official Website: Tierpark

Tierpark Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Great place to hangout with family and kids. Very well maintained and clean. Few eating joints serving delicious food within park. For people living in Berlin or Brandenburg, suggest to buy annual pass as visiting complete park in 1 day with kids is difficult.
Pradeep Mishra - a month ago

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5 Star Rating This is one of the two Berlin zoos, this one is being related to the Eastern Berlin. It is very big and calm park with many animals to observe and cafe areas, I really enjoy the flamingos field in particular. You can see tigers and different wild cats as well, and many others. I highly recommend to visit it when you need a peaceful moment away from the big city.
Anastasiia Shehenova - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Fantastic family and pet-friendly spot! Spacious and larger than the city center zoo, easily accessible via U-Bahn and bus. A convenient location. Plan for at least 4 hours; arriving late might cut your experience short. Abundant grass areas provide extra space for leisure with kids or friends. The park boasts 4-5 restaurants serving food after enjoying the cute and interesting animals. Kids will love the added fun with ice cream shops. Overall, an amazing place for family leisure and relaxation!
Nakrani Hardik - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating This is one of the two Zoos in Berlin . It’s much bigger as a space than the other one ( Tiergarten ) though it’s not that well known or crowded like the other one . The experience is very different it’s more like a park than like a zoo it has a lot of animals ( but the other one has more ) . It’s a little bit scary in the winter when the sun is not shining if you are there alone and no one is around . The Dinosaur Park ( it is there for a limited time ) is really nice but not up to our expectations. The giraffe house is more than amazing and the Himalaya is also a very nice walk … it takes around 4 to 5 hours to walk through the whole park and see all the animals ( with kids ) .
laila el fouly - 3 months ago

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4 Star Rating We went here during Christmas market and the decorations were amazing. Few places the lightings were stunning. Inside there was also a small Christmas market however it was very crowded so we dint go there but it looked pretty. We had Currywurst in one of the cafes which was great. I would say it was a bit expensive as the entry price was 28 euros.
Prashant Tiwari - 4 months ago

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How to get to Tierpark by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Line(s): U5, S5, S7, S75
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Station(s): U Tierpark, S Friedrichsfelde Ost

Tierpark station is located right at the entrance. If coming by S-Bahn, exit at S Friedrichsfelde Ost station and catch a 27, 37 ,67, or M17 tram south to Tierpark Station

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