Copenhagen Zoo, Frederiksberg

3.6
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. Make Copenhagen Zoo a part of your Copenhagen vacation plans using our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Copenhagen Zoo

(Copenhagen is the nearest city to Copenhagen Zoo)

map
Copenhagen Zoo Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,692 reviews
Google
3.3
TripAdvisor
  • We went here with our four year old on a damp, yet warm day and had a great time. The zoo covers a wide area and the majority of enclosures looked to be a decent size. The animals seemed pretty conten...  more »
  • Nice constructions and parts for the children. They may be able to touch some animals (not dangerous). A nice day...  more »
  • The Zoo liked very much, is well structured and just the right size for a successful afternoon. What did not like me, that you must pay to rise on the Tower plus the admission price still 50Kronen. The parking is also somewhat confusing, since you 2Std. can park for free but must take before a ticket and it is not apparent for tourists where I get the ticket here.
    View original
Google
  • This zoo is very cool, it is a great place to go if you have some free time on your vacation. Easy to get to with the public transportation. My favorite part of the zoo was the Polar Bear exhibit. I have seen Hippos swimming under water, but seeing the polar bear swim was great!
  • A really nice zoo that is easy to get around. You feel close to the animals. There aren't really any healthy food options but there are a lot of picnic benches all over so bring a lunch. Always a fun time. Don't miss the petting zoo with the goats.
  • A fantastic zoo that really is up there with the most enjoyable I've been to. The polar bear wasn't there when we visited but it was a cool housing nevertheless. We spent quite a few hours here as we love zoos. Good food and toilet facilities and reasonably easy to navigate as far as zoos go.
  • Great zoo, good collection of animals - rhinos, elephants, polar bear, seals, Tasmanian devil, lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, and lots of others. Well laid out for the most part, covers all the bases, fun for kids, satisfying for adults too. We had a great time.
  • Fun and interesting. Obvious they're trying hard to help people learn about animals. Just left with the feeling some of the enclosures are a little small.

Plan your trip to Copenhagen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Copenhagen

Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Copenhagen by other users

7 days in Denmark, Helsingborg & Malmo BY A USER FROM HUNGARY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Hamburg & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Oslo & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans