Eberswalde zoological garden

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Eberswalde zoological garden
place At the waterfall 1
16225 Eberswalde
surface 15 hectares
opening 1928, 1958
Animal species 140
Individuals 1500 (as of 2018)
Visitor numbers approx. 250,000
management Bernd Hensch
Sponsorship City of Eberswalde
Member of EAZA , VdZ , Foundation for Species Protection
Eberswalde Zoo 12-2017 img1.jpg
Eberswalde zoological garden
Eberswalde Zoological Garden (Brandenburg)
Eberswalde zoological garden

Coordinates: 52 ° 49 ′ 20 ″  N , 13 ° 46 ′ 56 ″  E

The Zoological Garden Eberswalde (formerly Tierpark Eberswalde ) is a zoo on the southern edge of the city of Eberswalde in Brandenburg . It was founded in 1958 and is approximately 15 hectares in size. The beginnings of the facility go back to the wildlife park founded at the same location in 1928 . This was operated by an excursion restaurant and destroyed in the Second World War.


With around 1500 animals from five continents in 140 species, the zoo is the second largest in Brandenburg and was visited by 280,000 guests in 2005. For 2008 the number is given as 250,000 visitors annually.

The zoo is located in a forest area about 40 kilometers northeast of Berlin and is home to native animals as well as exotic animals such as tigers, cheetahs, parrots, camels, flamingos, kangaroos, penguins and monkeys. There is a tropical house as well as an enclosure for lions , into which the visitor, protected by thick glass panes, can enter directly through a tunnel. Bears and wolves share an enclosure.


In July 2000, the zoological garden completed the large zoo test of the Illustrierte Stern with the rating “First class” (grade 1.83) as the highest rated zoo among all examined participants and since then has shown itself to be “Germany's best small zoo”.


  • Tierpark Eberswalde , in: Heinrich Dathe (Ed.): Tiergärten der Deutschen Demokratie Republik , Berlin 1987, pp. 37–39.
  • Zoological Garden Eberswalde , in: Dirk Petzold, Silke Sorge (Ed.): Adventure Zoo. 550 animal parks, aquariums and reptile houses. The zoo guide for Germany, Austria and Switzerland , Leopold Stocker Verlag, Graz 2007, pp. 52–53. ISBN 978-3-7020-1151-2 .

Web links

Commons : Eberswalde Zoo  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. a b c Bernd Settnik (photographer): In the balance . In: Berliner Zeitung , May 4, 2018, p. 16.
  2. Märkische Oderzeitung, August 18, 2006, p. 10.
  3. Märkische Oderzeitung, We want to keep the zoo , October 8, 2009.