Tierpark Friedrichsfelde (Friedrichsfelde Zoo)

Tierpark Friedrichsfelde (Friedrichsfelde Zoo)

Cute animal babies in Europe's largest zoo

Friedrichsfelde Zoo – © Tierpark Friedrichsfelde

Every time I take the tram past Friedrichsfelde Zoo, I can see the window behind which the bears are kept.

Presumably, it is because of the memory of countless visits to the zoo during my childhood and all the associated experiences that I am still fascinated with them. When I was a child at kindergarten, I was allowed to watch the bears from a stone cave situated above their enclosure, reach out for the flipper of a sea cow and, as an eight-year old, even feed and stroke an elephant, my favourite animal, during a special tour.
As an adult, a visit to Friedrichsfelde Zoo might not be such a fascinating experience but still a recommended experience that can quickly become a day trip because of the large area and spacious enclosure. There are so many new attractions at the largest zoo in Europe such as the new-born baby elephants, Tropical hall, African animal house, snake farm and the big giraffe enclosure, that it makes sense to borrow a hand cart at the zoo entrance to transport heavy backpacks or lazy companions.
Whether you are a stressed city-dweller or an animal-lover visiting Berlin, it's simply wonderful for a long walk while your mind wanders marvelling at the different animals and to be a child once again.