Copenhagen Zoo Tours
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Founded in 1859, Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Europe. The animal inhabitants of the 27-acre (11-hectare) zoo span all corners of the globe, including rare and endangered species such as polar bears, rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra, and lions.
Marvel at local wildlife in the dedicated Nordic area, which houses reindeer, muskox, brown bears, and gray wolves. Other highlights include the Elephant House, designed by legendary British architect Sir Norman Foster to house the zoo’s Asian elephant breeding program, the kids’ favorite Hippopotamus House, and a collection of native Oceanic animals, including the only Tasmanian devils to be found in captivity outside of Tasmania.
Most Copenhagen hop-on, hop-off bus tours visit the zoo along with city highlights such as the Carlsberg Brewery in Vesterbro, the Little Mermaid statue, Tivoli Gardens, City Hall, and the National Aquarium Denmark. Admission to the zoo is also included with a Copenhagen Card.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Copenhagen Zoo is a must-see for animal lovers and families with kids.
- The zoo’s labeling system indicates easy access to certain areas for the elderly and families with young children.
- A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan at the main entrance.
- Two restaurants, Konnild's and Provianten, are located inside the zoo.
How to Get There
While hop-on, hop-off bus tours provide easy transportation to Copenhagen Zoo and other city attractions, it’s also possible to arrive via public transportation. Bus 6A from Central Station stops right at the zoo, and you can also take the train from Valby Station or the metro from Fasanvej Station. Paid parking is available opposite the main entrance along Roskildevej and Sdr. Fasanvej.
When to Get There
The Copenhagen Zoo is open daily and hours vary by season. Ticket sales close 30 minutes to one hour before zoo closing time, depending on the season. Animal feeding times vary weekly but are listed on the website a few days ahead of time.
Copenhagen Zoo is located inside the Frederiksberg Gardens (Frederiksberg Have), one of the city’s largest green spaces. Here you can find a romantic landscape complete with lakes, canals, winding paths, and even a Chinese gazebo and waterfall. The vast park provides an escape from the city bustle and is a popular spot to sunbathe and picnic during good weather.
Address: Roskildevej 32, Frederiksberg 2000, Denmark
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Copenhagen Zoo
Get the best from Denmark’s charm-laden capital for less with the great-value Copenhagen Card. Choose a 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, or 120-hour card, and use it like your very own Copenhagen pass: enjoying a plethora of savings and benefits that help you make the very most of this beautiful city. Gain free entry to top Copenhagen attractions, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens and awesome Den Blå Planet aquarium; get valuable discounts on select tours, museum tickets and more; and enjoy free, unlimited use of the city’s public transport networks.
Discover why they call it 'Wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Denmark's postcard-pretty capital. Choose from three routes and stay aboard to gaze at the sights, or hop on and off at any stop to explore on foot. Listen to the interesting onboard commentary; admire must-sees such as the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace; and hop off to visit attractions such as the Tivoli Gardens and more. Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Customize your sightseeing tour to suit you with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour pass. Choose from three different routes. Each one is a different length and features unique stops. Use your ticket for up to 48-hours to complete one, two, or all three routes and leave the driving to someone else.
This hop-on hop-off bus tour is a fun and convenient way of sightseeing in Copenhagen. You’ll get the benefit of a guided tour, with the flexibility of touring independently. Get on and off the bus whenever you like, and as often as you like within a 48-hour period, or do the approximately 45-minute circuit all at once. Spend time at the places that interest you the most, such as the Tivoli Gardens, Carlsberg brewery, Meatpacking District, and many other stops.
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