The Berliners have a special heartfelt relationship to animals. And it is a great privilege for them to live in a city that has two zoos.
Either of them, the Zoological Garden, the oldest and best known zoo in Germany is located in the City-West. With almost 1,500 different species and around 16,000 animals on 34 hectares (84 acres) the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. It is open all year long and can easily be reached by public transportation (near is the Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station /also simply known as Zoo).