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Copenhagen Zoo, Copenhagen
(3.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
For a chance to explore distant corners of the world without ever leaving Denmark, visit Copenhagen Zoo. Established in 1859, this is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, spanning about 11 hectares (27 acres). Famous for its elephant house, designed by renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, the zoo is the only one in Europe sheltering and breeding Tasmanian devils. Other rare species housed here include Amur leopards, okapi, and musk ox. The zoo's Nordic exhibit includes harbor seals, brown bears, and gray wolves. Be sure to drop by the arctic exhibit, noted for its observation tunnel that allows underwater views of polar bears. Before you head to Copenhagen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Copenhagen itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Copenhagen has to offer, including Copenhagen Zoo.
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  • Went with a friend to Copenhagen...planned a visit to Zoo...bought a Copenhagen Card for 53 Euros...entitles you to travel for 24 hrs on all modesof transport including metro and intercity trains...fr...  more »
  • I saw this zoo for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Tickets are a bit pricey, unless I am mistaken about € 25 to people ... but with the Copenhagen card admission is included. The animals are well accommodated in spacious and very often without cages. really impressive and well maintained. We walked in from the area where we made a visit to Carlsberg.
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  • This is the best zoo I have ever visited. MY dream came true - to see the giraffes. But also everything else was wonderful - so versatile and exotic zoo! Totally worth it. I only felt sad for the flam...  more »
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  • Best place to spent time wth the kids. We used to live in Denmark and had year passes and would go ever so often. The kids loves it there and if you don't feel like packing a lunch then there is places to eat in there without paying to much money. I try to go every time we re home in Denmark and not just because the children loves it there, but because I love to see the animals and the effort that the staff put into giving them the best lives they can have despite having limited space.
  • A nice Zoo in Copenhagen. There is a wide variety of animals to watch and there is most likely something for everyone and it is quite nice to walk around here. For me the main attraction is the tropics house and the butterflies which for some reason share habitat with a crocodile. But there are lions, polar bears, elephants and many other animals to see here. There are several food stalls available but I am unsure how pricey the food is since I have never used them. And there is an obligatory shop where you can buy random items both related and not related to the actual Zoo. Each day there are events to see and there is a time table when entering the Zoo. There is also free WiFi available. It is easy to get here either by bus or walking from the central station.
  • Awesome visit, especially after the high season has ended. Animals very active during our October visit. Lovely experience!
  • We have spent a wonderful day there. We especially liked the polar bears. Only the announced feedings of the animals aren't as spectacular as in other zoos where they make a little show out of it. Otherwise it's definitely a great place to visit, also the stuff is nice and friendly.
  • Definitely one of the best zoos I have visited, if not the best. Not a great variety of restaurants, but I don't go to the zoo because of the food. :-) Great to see polar bears, tigers and lions without bars between you and the animals. You can walk between cangurus and wombats, and you can have a close look at elephants and giraffes. Highly recommended.