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The Berlin Zoo is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 34 hectares (84 acres) and is located in Berlin's Tiergarten. With almost 1,500 different species and around 16,000 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. The zoo and its aquarium had 3 million visitors in 2009. It is considered to be the most visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide.

The Aquarium, which was built in 1913 as part of the Zoologischer Garten complex. Since its opening the Zoo-Aquarium has been ranked among the public aquariums with the world’s greatest biodiversity. On either a separate or joint ticket it can be visited with the zoo. Over 9 000 animals are presented on three storeys. It contains a famous jellyfish breeding, tropical and native fishes, crocodiles and broad variety of insects.

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