With experienced management, creativity, and style, the popular city oasis is becoming one of the most modern and respected zoos in the world. 1844 – the birth year of the Zoo Berlin. Making it the oldest in Germany with the richest tradition.
Thanks to King Frederick William III of Prussia: his great passion for exotic animals laid the foundation for the Zoo Berlin. Together with his first wife, Louise of Prussia, he established an impressive menagerie on the romantic Pfaueninsel (‘Peacock Island’) from the beginning to the middle of the 19th century that was also open to visitors. After three years of construction, the Berlin Zoological Garden opened on 1 August 1844. The Zoo Berlin is the oldest zoo in Germany and the ninth oldest in the world.