Located next to Zoo Station in the heart of the western city center, Zoologischer Garten Berlin is one of the most renowned zoos and a popular tourist attraction in the city. Founded in 1844 by Prussian King William IV, the Zoologischer Garten is Germany's oldest zoo. With 13,000 animals covering over 1,400 different species, the zoo is also one of the world's most populous zoos. Home to polar bears, giant pandas and arctic wolves, majestic birds like King Vulture and Ostrich can are found here. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the zoo is an important landmark of the city.
Britzer Garten attracts numerous visitors to its 90-hectare (222.39-acre) well-manicured space. At the garden, each season showcases a variety of flowers. A colorful riot of tulips bloom during April, while numerous roses and daffodils blossom in June and September respectively. Besides offering a visual treat with this wonderful lush landscape, the garden also hosts various concerts, events and sporting activities that engage people of all ages.
Volkspark Friedrichshain is perfect for relaxing after work or for chilling out on the weekend. The park has attractive grounds, a number of lakes, ponds and fountains as well as several different children's playgrounds. The Märchenbrunnen is the park's most original element, with the fountains featuring sculptures of fairy tale characters. The park is Berlin's oldest, as it was first constructed in 1840.
Nestled in Berlin's Tiergarten neighborhood, the Aquarium Berlin is located on the premises of the Zoologischer Garten Berlin. This aquarium was established in 1913, and is regarded as housing one of the largest collections of sea creatures. Spread over three floors, the Aquarium Berlin enables you to peruse a variety of fauna like jellyfish, sting rays, sharks, eels and more, making it the largest aquarium in Germany. A visit to the Aquarium Berlin will be an enjoyable learning experience for visitors of all ages.
Situated on the banks of the River Spree, the Lustgarten, which literally translates to 'pleasure garden', at Museumsinsel was created in 1573 as a garden for the Hohenzollern royal family (the former Royal Palace was situated close by). In the 18th Century, Friedrich Wilhelm I turned it into a military parade ground. 60 years ago, what remained of the garden was uprooted to provide space for Nazi parades and rallies. The historic garden was re-landscaped in 2000 according to original plans and is once again full of lawns, fountains and bushes. It is a wonderful spot for a stroll or picnic on a sunny afternoon.
Biosphäre Potsdam is an indoor tropical haven in German town of Potsdam. Spread across 7,000 square meters (75347.37 square feet), the Biosphäre Potsdam recreates the typical rain forests of the equatorial region. As you walk in, you will be mesmerized by refreshing sights, sounds and fragrances. Professional guides will take you around the rain forest to get you acquainted with the flora such as Traveler's Palm, The Screw Pine and more, fauna such as Python Regius, Veiled Chameleon and some pretty intriguing exhibits. This ecological space is also home to a koi pond, where you can feed the fish, a colorful butterfly house, medicinal plants, birds, insects and a lot more. Escape from the city into the green world of Biosphäre Potsdam for an unforgettable experience.
The Berlin outpost of the popular Sea Life chain of aquariums is unlike any other. Visitors can spend hours perusing tank after tank of exotic fish, but the culminating attraction here is the AquaDom, a hulking cylindrical fish tank with a great glass elevator shaft in the center. Kids of all ages look forward to this ride. Surrounded on all sides by sea creatures large and small, you will feel as though you have actually entered the ocean.
Located along the banks of the River Spree, the Köllnischer Park is a popular tourist attraction and a designated historical landmark in the city of Berlin. Surrounded by large mature trees, the park has a number of historical and architectural monuments located within it including the Märkisches Museum, an open air sculpture museum, the Neo-Renaissance fountain, the Zille Memorial, the tower of Wusterhausener Bär, a public bath and two commercial office buildings. However, the park's primary attraction remains the Bärenzwinger which houses two to three bears with at least one of them bearing the title of the 'city bear'. The presence of these majestic creatures in the middle of the city's historical center may be seem odd to most, but locals regard the park's bear enclosure with pride since the animal is featured on the city's coat of arms and seals.
Mörchenpark is a non-profit organization and a common place where all like minded artistic people come together and collaborate. Located near the banks of River Spree, the aim of this public park is to restore land and make this place a tourist attraction. The place was established in the year 2012 and since then has organized a number of events and has partnered with different stakeholders to clean the riverbank. Visit this place and contribute towards society in cash or kind to have a good, clean neighborhood.
If you are looking to cruise along the River Spree, then Spree & Havelschiffahrt - Reederei Grimm & Lindecke GbR is a good choice. Glide through popular attractions on the chartered ships or embark on a sightseeing tour that includes various parts of the town. You can be sure of a memorable trip.