• Germany,  Travel

    Berlin zoo – the best zoo in the world?

    The oldest, the biggest, but is it the best zoo in Germany? Berlin zoo attracts millions of tourists per year, not without a reason. It has a great selection of animals – more than 18 000! When tired of visiting museums and overwhelmed with Berlin’s  history coming to the zoo is a nice alternative. Especially in summer time when the weather is nice and most of animals are outside. Since the area of this park is so big, it might take even 4-5h to see everything. The zoo is divided into Tierpark and Aquarium, but both are worth visiting. To avoid queues buy tickets online. The tickets office has some booklets…

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    Germany,  Travel

    Peacock Island in Berlin

    Close to Berlin, on the Havel River there is a place, which looks like from a fairy tale. It has a castle, woods, beautiful rose garden and colourful birds. Moreover, it lies on the mysterious island, called Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). Just its shape on a map resembles a peacock. But this is not where its name comes from. Initially it was called the Rabbit Island, because of rabbit breeding. At the end of XVIII century the name was changed to the present, followed by the increasing collection of exotic animals: monkeys, lions or kangaroos. Later on all of them were transferred to the Berlin zoo – the first zoo in…