Tips for your visit

The Tierpark has opened its gates once more – albeit with a number of restrictions.

Precautionary measures

  • In accordance with current Berlin Senate rules, visitors must wear a nose and mouth covering in all queues - both in the entrance area of the Tierpark and on the Tierpark grounds.
  • At the Tierpark, the renovated Alfred Brehm building, Giraffe House and Primate House are also open once more. Visitors (aged six and over) must wear a nose and mouth covering in all animal houses. The same applies at the Tierpark’s Lemur Woods.
  • All the playgrounds have reopened, as has the water play area in the Tierpark. Of course, the hygiene and conduct rules also apply at the playgrounds.
  • There is currently no handcart hire.
  • The little electric train is up and running once again. Passengers (aged six and over) must wear a nose and mouth covering.
  • In order to avoid the further spread of infections caused by the coronavirus, the winter break of the flight show starts a little earlier and so the show will no longer take place this year. Commentated feeding sessions are currently on hold.
  • Some cafés and snack points are offering food and drinks to take away, and some restaurant areas are operating, in accordance with current Berlin Senate rules. The Zoo and Tierpark shops are open with controlled access, although they are not functioning as exits from the park at this time. Visitors must wear a nose and mouth covering in all shops.
  • The Schloss Friedrichsfelde manor house is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors must wear a nose and mouth covering.

Rules of conduct

  • Of course, the Berlin Senate’s rules on hygiene and conduct also apply at the Tierpark. Visitors must maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from all other people wherever possible.
  • Please avoid touching glass panels and other surfaces.
  • Staff members will be patrolling the parks in order to ensure adherence to the rules of conduct. In case of violations of the rules, we may be forced to ban certain individuals or even close the park entirely.

Electric train

Note: The little electric train is up and running once again. Passengers (aged six and over) must wear a nose and mouth covering.

An electric train travels around the Tierpark Berlin, which offers a hop-on, hop-off service. To allow easier accessibility of the Tierpark, the train travels from the open-air stage, continuing via the cafeteria to the 'Terrassencafé Kakadu'. The just under 4-kilometre-long tour lasts approx. 20 minutes.

During off-season (Halloween to Easter Holidays) the Tierpark train runs on weekends and during holidays.

During peak season (Easter Holidays to Halloween) the Tierpark train runs daily.

Handcart rental

Note: There is currently no handcart hire.

Tierpark Berlin can also be explored by handcart. This is ideal for the tired legs of children or lots of bags. The rental stations can be found at the entrances.

Rental price: €5 (deposit: €10)

Bikes and training bikes

Training bikes, tricycles and kick scooters are allowed for children. Bicycles must remain outside of the premises.

Dogs in Tierpark Berlin

Your four-legged friends are welcome guests here. But please keep them on a tight leash.

We’re working for you!

Tierpark Berlin will be even more beautiful in the future. These buildings are under construction and are currently not open.


Toilets can be found:

  •     in the Elephant House*
  •     in the Restaurant Terrassencafe outdoor cafe (outdoor restrooms)*
  •     in the Restaurant Cafeteria (outdoor toilets)*
  •     by the playground/children's zoo*
  •     in the Monkey House
  •     near the 'Bärenschaufenster' bear-viewing window entrance
  •     near the Schloss palace entrance
  •     in Schloss Friedrichsfelde (only when there are events in the palace)

* toilets accessible for disabled people (in part with Euro key toilet-locking system)

Disabled-friendly sites

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