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Gardens and zoos

Luftaufnahme vom Britzer Garten

Botanic Garden

Urban jungle in the truest sense
With 22,000 plant species spread over 43 hectares, the Botanic Gardens of the Free University of Berlin are one of Germany’s largest, attracting more than 450,000 visitors annually. Greenhouses and outdoor areas invite plant enthusiasts of all ages to marvel at nature’s wonders. In the adjacent museum, you can learn about the astonishing complexity and finely tuned balance of plant ecosystems.

Here you can find more information about the Botanic Garden, such as opening hours and places of interest.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U3 (U Dahlem-Dorf); U9 (S+U Rathaus Steglitz)
S-Bahn | S1 (S+U Rathaus Steglitz); S1 (Botanischer Garten)
Bus | 101, X83 (Königin-Luise-Platz/Botanischer Garten)

Use our connection search for the journey or download the BVG Fahrinfo-app and buy the right ticket directly on your cell phone.

Gardens of the World

Nature adventures from around the globe
True to its name, Gardens of the World offers visitors the chance to experience the fascinating flora of different regions across the globe in ten themed gardens and nine international garden pavilions. The cable car provides an unparalleled view of the blooming splendour from above. Adventurous visitors with a good sense of direction can try their luck in the large garden maze.

On the Gardens of the World website you can find more information about opening times, events and attractions in the garden.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U5 (U Kienberg (Gärten der Welt)
Bus | 195, X69 (Eisenacher Str./Gärten der Welt)

Plan your journey to the Gardens of the World using our connection search or use our Fahrinfo-app. Buy the right ticket directly here.

Britzer Garden

Green as far as the eye can see
The hustle and bustle of Berlin life can be overwhelming. Britzer Garden offers a retreat with flower exhibitions and sporting activities such as yoga, Pilates, walking, and a Kneipp health circuit, or simply a relaxed stroll in the greenery – there’s something for everyone. Established for the 1985 Federal Garden Exhibition, Britzer Garden is relatively young. Hungry visitors will appreciate the wide range of food options available. Numerous playgrounds, a petting zoo, and a model boat harbour are great for children.

Would you like to visit the Britzer Garden? Find out about events and opening times on the offical website of the garden.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U6 (U Alt-Mariendorf); U7 (U Britz-Süd); U8 (S+U Hermannstraße)
S-Bahn | S41, S42, S45, S46, S47 ( S+U Hermannstraße)
Bus | 179 (Sangerhauser Weg); 181 (Rotkopfweg); 181 (Windröschenweg); M44 (Britzer Garten)

Our tip: If you want to get some exercise before relaxing, take the U6 to U Alt-Mariendorf station. From there, it's about a 30-minute walk through the Heidefriedhof cemetery. Too far? Bus route 181 stops right by the north entrance of the garden. Just get off at the Windröschenweg stop. Plan your journey to Britzer Garden now or buy a ticket directly via our BVG Fahrinfo-app.

Zoologischer Garten

Older than some giant tortoises
Opened in 1844, the Zoological Garden is Germany’s oldest operational zoo, home to over 19,000 animals. From land mammals to fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, there’s much to discover and marvel at. Many of the animals are endangered species, and the zoo supports conservation projects worldwide. Those wishing to donate can find a link on the zoo’s homepage.

You can find further information about the zoological garden and its animals on the official website of the zoo.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U2, U9 (S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf); U1, U9 (U Kurfürstendamm)
S-Bahn | S3, S5, S7, S9 (S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf)
Regio |  RE1, RE2, RB23, RE7 (S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf)
Bus | 100, 109, 110, 200, 204, 245, 249, M45, M46, M49, X10, X34 (S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf)

You can easily plan your journey to the Zoological Garden using our connection search. Alternatively, you can download our Fahrinfo-app and buy a ticket directly there.


One of the largest of its kind
Spanning 160 hectares, this is Europe’s largest zoo by area, featuring a vast garden and diverse enclosures housing nearly 11,000 animals Young visitors can enjoy close encounters in the petting zoo and cool off at the water playground.
The Tierpark is globally renowned for its African elephant breeding program, helping to protect these animals from poaching in their native habitats. Due to the park’s expansive grounds, a free electric train is available to transport visitors between the various enclosures.

Find out about opening hours, tickets and guided tours on the Tierpark's website.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U5 (U Tierpark)
Tram | M17, 27, 37 (Alfred-Kowalke-Str.)
Bus | 194 (Alfred-Kowalke-Str.)

Plan your route to the Tierpark now or use our Fahrinfo-app. This allows you to buy the right mobile ticket quickly and conveniently.

Botanical Volkspark Pankow

Blooming landscapes in northern Berlin
For insights into the early years of our planet, take a closer look at the rock layers beneath our feet.  Don’t worry, no digging is required. The geological display wall in the Botanical Volkspark allows you to observe 150 rock layers of Central Europe’s upper crust above ground. The heritage-listed park also features 6,000 plant species.

You can find more information about the Park on the website "Grün Berlin".

Arrival by public transport

Bus | 107 (Botanischer Volkspark)

The journey to the park in the far north requires a little planning, but is well worth it: get off at the S+U Pankow station, which is served by the U2 subway line. Take bus 250 for about 8 minutes and change to bus 107 at the Hermann-Hesse-Str./Waldstr. stop. Then continue to the stop Botanischer Volkspark . Voilà, done. With our connection search you are guaranteed to get to the Park your way. You can also download our BVG Fahrinfo-app to buy a ticket directly.