10787 Berlin, Germany
tel: +49 (0)30 2 5401 x0
fax: +49 (0)30 2 5401 x255
Summer: Daily 9a-6:30p, Winter: Daily 9a-5p
Zoologischer Garten The Zoological Garten, is one of the worlds largest zoos and home to the famous Berlin polar bear, Knut! Knut was famously hand reared by zoo keeper, Thomas Dörflein, after his mother Tosca rejected him in 2006. The fluffy bear cub attracted millions of tourists from around the world and has since grown into a healthy 2.5m tall, 210kg adult bear. Zoologischer Garten is one of Germany's first zoos and was opened in 1844. Visitors can either enter the zoo through the exotically-designed Elephant Gate beside the aquarium or through the Lion Gate directly opposite the Zoologischer Garten train station.