Tierpark FriedrichsfeldeCity: Berlin 10319
Federal State: Berlin
Size: 160 ha (400 acre)
Animals: ca. 6525 animals of 760 species
Opened in 1955
This collection is mainly a zoo
Short descriptionThe Tierpark (Animal Park) is Berlinâs second internationally renowned zoo with a choice stock of animals. Located at the parkland estate around Friedrichsfelde Palace, it became one of the largest landscaped zoos in Europe.
Many hooved animals are kept in large herds. Wisents, plains bison, camels from the Old and New World, indian antelopes, water buffaloes and Père David´s deer live spacious enclosures.
The hooves collection boasts many rare and threatened species, including Mishmi takin, musk ox, bharal, Chinese goral, Somalian wild ass, mountain zebra, Persian fallow deer and Vietnamese sika deer.
The famous Alfred-Brehm-House offers a comprehensive collection of big cats and the tropical hall with exotic plants, numerous free-flying birds and Indian giant flying foxes.
At the entrance ´Bärenschaufenster´ (bear showcase), American black bears in a rocky landscaped display welcome the visitors. More bear species live on outside enclosures, e.g. spectacled bears and polar bears with a huge water basin.
The Pachyderm house accomodates large herds of African and Asian elephants with several calves, white and Indian rhinoceros, sloths, some species of New World monkeys and, at the centre of the big visitor hall, manatees.
The childrenâs zoo consists of special contact areas and numerous domestic animals, from honey bees to Australian dingos
The ´snake farm´ accomodates mainly a rich variety of tortoises and poisonous snakes. Next door is a house for hummingbirds and crocodiles.
Several new facilities have been built during the last decade: new enclosures for giraffes, zebras, desert antelopes and wild cattle and complexes for Asian and European mountains.
One of the newest buildings is the monkey house, built in traditional style. In 2005, the zoo celebrated its 50th anniversary with new enclosures for mountain animals.
Attractions & Services *
|Feeding by visitors|
|Eat & drink|
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)
|Shop and publications|
Guidebook, journal, annual report
Dogs allowed (on a leash), entrance fee for dogs
|Events during the year|
Summer festival, special events, concerts, and many more events throughout the year
Friends of the Zoo associaton
Opening hours & entrance fees *
| ||April until September every day 9 – 19 hrs.|
| ||In October until 18 hrs., from November until March until 17 hrs.|
| ||Adults: 13,00 €|
| ||Children (age 5 – 15): 6,50 €|
| ||Concessions/reduced admission fees for: Pupils / high school students; groups discount rates, annual/season passes|
How to get there
|By car: In the suburb of Lichtenberg, signposted. Two car parks with fees|
| & ||By public transport: Tram M17, 27 and 37, bus no. 296, 396. Underground no. 5|
| || Arial view and map at maps.google, in new window|
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)
Staff & contact informationPersons in charge:
| ||Dr. Andreas Knieriem, Direktor |
| ||Dr. Nadja Niemann, zoolog. Leiterin|
| ||Dr. Martin Kaiser, Kurator|
| ||Dr. Bernt Seidel & Andreas Pauly, Veterinäre|
|Address: ||Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, GERMANY|
| Member of: EAZA, VdZ, WAZA
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