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The Tierpark Berlin is one of two zoos located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1955 and is located in Friedrichsfelde on the former grounds of Friedrichsfelde Palace, which is situated within the zoo. As of 31 December 2013, the zoo houses 7,250 animals from 846 species, in an area of 160 hectares (400 acres). Tierpark Berlin also features two public exhibits which are free of charge, including the Bärenschaufenster (Bear Show Window) which currently houses American black bears. Tierpark Berlin is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and participates in about 120 European Breeding Programmes (EEP). It maintains the international studbooks for endangered species of deer and wild asses of Asia and Africa as well as the European studbook for little pied cormorants. The zoo further participates in attempts of reintroducing species to areas where they have become endangered or extinct and it financially supports selected in situ projects for the protection of natural habitats


The Südgelände Park is an exemplar of the perfect outdoor Berlin experience – a heady mix of lush forest, former train-tracks and good intentions. Sometime after WWII the former railway switchyard stopped being a railway switchyard and started being an unused, overgrown railway jungle. In the 80s a group of concerned citizens prevented Südgelände from being refurbished into a freight-train station and secured its position as a protected nature reserve. The primary charm of the park is the kitschy half–rotted infrastructure, half–lush overgrown forest feel to it all. A series of rusted metal forms are scattered throughout the park with flowers growing all over them. There’s a giant disintegrating water-tower, an old-timey train and a decrepit building warningly labelled Lebensgefahr. There are two functioning train lines for train watchers and 47 bird species for bird watchers. For art-watchers, look in the direction of Südkreuz – you might just be able to spot the Stimmungsgasometer.



Barnim Nature Park is a nature park and reserve in the state of Brandenburg, and partly in Berlin, Germany. It covers an area of 750 km² (290 sq mi). It was established on September 24, 1998. The park is located between the northern side of Berlin and the central-north Brandenburg, between the towns of Oranienburg, Liebenwalde, Eberswalde and Bernau. Its territory is extended principally in the district of Barnim, and partly in Oberhavel and Märkisch-Oderland. It includes parts of some localities in Berliner districts of Pankow and Reinickendorf; as Buch, Blankenfelde, Karow, Französisch Buchholz, Lübars and Hermsdorf. Covering 750 square kilometers, 55{3f61a4cd234091ed84749a2343ec5ba3d741377cbe4889a3a0d0997c023a2213} is forest, 32{3f61a4cd234091ed84749a2343ec5ba3d741377cbe4889a3a0d0997c023a2213} is used for agriculture and 3{3f61a4cd234091ed84749a2343ec5ba3d741377cbe4889a3a0d0997c023a2213} is water, the rest is settlement and land transport. It is the only natural park in Berlin. In the east there is a glacial valley. The visitor center of the Barnim Nature Park has been merged with the Agricultural Museum Wandlitz and is situated inside the Barnim Panorama.