Berlin Zoo is the first of this kind in Germany and was built in 1844, in the southwest corner of Tiergarten district.
The garden houses 13,700 animals of 1,400 species and is the destination of choice for family weekend in Berlin. Uncrowned star of the zoo and the one that has inspired a lot of pop music soundtracks is the Knut polar bear, which is visited by nearly 3 million of fans annually.
Berlin Zoo has suffered many changes and improvements over the time and, besides the Elephant House (1873) and Antelope House (1872), in 1997 has also appeared the hippo house.
This last house is a modern example of animal protection, so that hippos can be followed above by a glass solar panel that has an area 1114 square meters.
The Zoo is on Hardenbergplatz at no. 8. Of means of transport that will take you to the destination we could mention some buses: Bayreuther Str. Berlin (100), Europa-Center Berlin (N: 1, 2, 3, 26, M: 19, 29, 46). The zoo is open daily from 1 January to 20 March, between 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m, from March 21 until September 14 between 9:00a.m to 7:30p.m., from September 15 until October 25 between 9:00a.m to 7: 00p.m, 26 October until December 30th between 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m. At the Aquarium you can go daily from 9:00a.m to 6:00p.m. The ticket price is twelve euros.