Copenhagen ZOO
Copenhagen ZOO
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
In ZOO, you can meet more than 4,000 amazing animals and travel between continents in a pushcart. Get goosebumps from close encounters with polar bears and see the world from a giraffe’s perspective. Test yourself against different animals at the Zoofari playground, learn lots of wild animal facts and enjoy delicious food. A world to explore awaits. Open 365 days a year.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Frederiksberg
Located between Noerrebro and Vesterbro you’ll find Frederiksberg, which is actually a municipality in itself but completely surrounded by Copenhagen. Here there are several fine theaters, from the experimental to the great Det Ny Teater (The New Theater) which specializes in transcribing the great London and New York musicals into Danish, and has done so for several years with huge success. In Frederiksberg you’ll find Denmark’s most beautiful (and expensive) city villas. These 4-5 square miles form the Beverly Hills of Copenhagen. Here you’ll also find Frederiksberg Have (Garden) which sports huge outdoor concerts, from classical to electronic dance music. To top it off, dining options range from cozy family restaurants to some of the area’s most trendy cafés.
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  • David Wingett
    London, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing zoo experience
    Of the three zoos I visited, this was by far the best. Especially excellent is the polar area. Gorillas area and Otter areas also very fun places. Animals look happy, environment looks excellent, plenty of shops and cafes. Can also go to the petting zoo area, and touch the animals. Gift shop is tidy and very well stocked. Could easily spend many hours taking photos of the animals.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 June 2023
  • feralie B
    Sale, United Kingdom74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pandas vs Space
    I went to see the Pandas & I wasn’t disappointed- they both were on view and looked healthy. Bucket list ticked . We tried to enjoy the rest of the zoo despite the odd rain storm. However we both felt some animals Didn’t have the space they required to live happily in captivity. The Polar bear was pacing , the lions and tigers seemed to have no space to explore; the same for the brown bears. Plenty of clean toilets and cafes plus places to sit down. A mixed morning of delights and sadness
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Peter M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom278 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good day out
    Pleasantly surprised by this attraction, all staff very friendly and well laid out. Lots of animals to see and a lot bigger in size than expected. Yes, some pens appear small but this applies to most zoos Young kids will love it as lots to see and do, kids animal farm especially good where they can interact with animals
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Lord_flashheart
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well kept tidy Zoo with Pandas and Leopards.
    Easy to get to on the bus and included in the Copenhagen card as well (so is the bus!). Never seen a Leopard or Panda before but all the animals are well looked after. Even our 18 year old son was engaged!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Aris D
    87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    One of my favorite zoos. Lots of jungle animals and nature. Buses 4A, 7A and 72 stop at that zoo. I also liked the rabbit playground, arctic ring and black tower.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • timdudal1000
    Bradford, United Kingdom145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great zoo
    This zoo is unbelievably good, by far the best zoo we’ve visited. The range of animals is great, covering all the big animals you could hope to see. The Lions, , Hippo, and Polar Bears were our favourites. We really liked the fact that the animals seemed happy and had plenty of space. The method of viewing the animals is fantastic, you are not viewing them through bars and netting. The Savannah are gives you an unobstructed view of Zebra, Rhino and Giraffe in a large area together.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
  • AnnH59
    Paignton, United Kingdom171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing visit
    OMG, what an amazing zoo, we try to visit a zoo everywhere we go. This zoo by far is the best one I've been to. Loved seeing the baby animals as well as the others. The polar bears were so beautiful, and the hippos just so huge . Then seeing the panda was the icing on the cake.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • karenpammy2016
    San Francisco, California1,165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an amazing zoo!
    Our lodging was close by the Copenhagen Train station at Vesterbrogade which was a convenient 40 minute walk from there. We could have taken public transportation but to locate the connections and wait for the bus, our walk worked and before we knew it, we had already arrived at the Copenhagen Zoo entrance! We purchased a Copenhagen Card which was very convenient as we did not have to line up to purchase our entry tickets. The Copenhagen Zoo is set up in such a wonderful organized manner and the animals are all in displays that offer the visitor a nice view. Upon entry, while passing the lions, we had to stop for the family of lions including the cubs posing for us. Initially we thought it was just statues as they were not moving but we realized they were actually real!! Such an unbelievable sight that I have never encountered in a zoo!! Copenhagen Zoo builds the animal habitats with such precision that the surroundings are easy for the visitor to view the animals. The Giant Pandas were on display- one visible from the Bistro Pan Pan and the other one was visible in the outside munching on bamboo. Such a show!! The baboons and lemurs were also fun to view as they were climbing, running back and forth in their indoor and outdoor enclosures. The gift shops were nice also as there were some unique items found. It was quite an enjoyable visit at the Copenhagen Zoo. We definitely recommend a stop here to enjoy front row sightings of many types of wildlife.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Connor M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Museum
    This was a speedy visit as I arrived with only 75 minutes before closing time so I really had to do a speed run of the museum. Never the less, I thought it was a terrific zoo. Lots of variety regarding animals, and the polar bears were a huge surprise. Loved seeing them. The elephants were a highlight too. Terrific museum. Wish I had more time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 September 2023
  • mel
    Wythenshawe, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zoo visit
    I loved this place, have visited many european zoos and this rates highly. Must see are the Pandas and Polar Bears. Lots of other fabulous animals. Clean and tidy. Halloween crazy which added to the atmosphere.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
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Tina P
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
What a great few hours here..unfortunately not all enclosures had the animals in, but still plenty to see..very clean and well maintained, all animals had plenty of room In their enclosure and appeared to be happy..the separate part to the zoo across the road was an unusual aspect but worth a visit...
Written 16 April 2024
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Andy S
Cambridge, UK692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We stopped in using the excellent value Copenhagen Card.

It was very quiet on a chilly April weekday, which was nice.

This zoo does the ‘big hitters’ well. Great views of tigers, lions, elephants, etc. We could see them all clearly. The star for us was the panda. It was a first for us despite the many other zoos we’ve been to.

It’s worth stopping in, especially if you’ve got the card with entrance included.
Written 5 April 2024
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Matt B
Failsworth, UK791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We have visited quite a few zoos and always tend to visit one when we travel. Have to say this was easily one of the best zoos we have been to. Surprisingly big given its central location. Nice and clean, seemed to be plenty of room for the animals, some of the themed areas were really impressive and there looked to be quite a lot of work going on to make it even better.

It’s included on the CPH card which will get you in for no extra cost which is really good because it would otherwise definitely be worth the entry fee. Easy to get to from central Copenhagen. Would definitely recommend.
Written 30 March 2024
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Maria S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Animal enclosures were way too small for most animal exhibits. I counted six lions in an exhibit probably for two. The thing that put me off the most was the disgusting conditions most of animals were living in. Many exhibits looked neglected and were covered in feces that appeared to not have been cleaned up recently. In the hippo exhibit the water was so dirty you could barely see the hippos! I truly hope more people comment on the deplorable conditions these poor animals are living in so the zoo takes notice and takes better care of the exhibits and animals.

One more thing to note, there were a couple exhibits where I felt the animals were out at risk by the visitors. The kangaroos and the mongoose weren’t protected well enough from the general public putting their safer at risk.
Written 25 March 2024
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Liberty Travel
Southampton, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The best zoo I’ve been to. Easy access via the number 7A bus from the central areas that stops right outside.

If you have the Copenhagen Card (which is well worth getting) you don’t need to use the main queue and can go straight to the turnstiles.

You can see so many animals up close. Enclosures are a good size. We took about 2 hours to go round but with kids you can span it out a bit longer with play parks.

And they have elephants and a polar bear! Never seen elephants in a zoo. They had a great space and a beautiful baby in tow.

Lovely day out and well worth visiting.
Written 23 March 2024
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Steve M
Luton, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Decided to pay the zoo a visit during a city break to Copenhagen. Had the Copenhagen Card and so was included in this.

I can be a little hesitant when it comes to zoos as I need to get a feeling the animals are well cared for and have plenty of space. This zoo definitely gave me all of the right vibes and I would say well worth a visit.

Was here as two adults but it would be a brilliant place to bring children - plenty to do and the way the enclosures are set out, plenty to see.

There’re were some great photo opportunities for those who enjoy that aspect of a visit. You really felt ‘up close and personal’.
Written 20 February 2024
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Travelling Sisters
Essex, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Nice zoo to walk around was very clean and was not hit with the typical zoo smell we have encountered
Before at other zoos around the world.
Nice selection of animals but particularly the pandas, tigers and lions.
It was nice to see the tigers and lions in an enclosure without the typical bars sounding them but were in safe open moat style areas which was fab as you felt you were so close to them but still safe.
Would recommend a visit.
Written 6 February 2024
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LandKtravel1
London, UK14 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Couples
We left here feeling low.

The polar bear, leopard and tiger enclosures were simply heart-breaking to see. They all paced back-and-forth repetitively, across the same patch of ground, for the entire time we were at this zoo. The animals sometimes swung their heads from side-to-side or stood and stared at the wall. This is all indicative of stress and boredom. The polar bear in particular looked so dejected. It was hard to witness.

Other enclosures appeared inadequate for the size and number of animals inhabiting them, especially the chimp enclosure and the bird cage beside it. The bird was clearly disengaged and alone in a cramped, dank cage. The monkeys were crowded into their area with not much to do.

We were shocked at the disengagement in the eyes of these animals. It is unacceptable to treat creatures meant for the wild like this. If you are going to house these beasts in an unnatural habitat, at least ensure they have acceptable space to roam and supply enrichment to engage their minds.

Please do not spend your money on this sad experience.
Written 9 January 2024
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welsh_aperture
Llanelli, UK329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
An excellent day out, it's a fairly big zoo with loads of different animals to see, a play park for the kids and lots of places to eat and drink, would certainly return.
Written 29 December 2023
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Amanda W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK220 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Friends
Me and my daughter walked to/from the Vestbro/meat packing district to the zoo which was an easy 30 minutes stroll. We spent the full day here ( about 6 hours) as plenty to do with places to eat and drink. We went at Xmas time so had nice glogg/ hot wine.

You need the map to find your way round so you Don't miss anything. The today's activity board was only in Danish so we checked the zoos website to get it in English ( so we knew when animals were being fed etc).

Some of the enclosures look small but the animals seem to have enrichment activities. The Elephants , Giraffes and Rhinos etc had large enclosures . The artic ring was bring renovated so we never saw the polar bear. We loved the panda and kangaroos ( 1st time I had seen a joey in a pouch) and the elephants and Giraffes. We spoke to some keepers who were knowledgeable and friendly and explained about the animals and how they keep them. The chimpanzee was particularly good because we watched him looking for the perfect tool/stick to reach his treats. Just like he would in the wild which . Well run zoo.
Written 20 December 2023
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