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Address: Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 01805 - 280101
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and...
This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and boasts an aquarium and the world's largest elephant park in northern Europe. Open 365 days a year; in the summer hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Excellent way to spend a day

One day is not enough for visit and play... Children can play all day long. we loved the elephants site

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

One day is not enough for visit and play... Children can play all day long. we loved the elephants site

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well laid out zoo and the bonus oft he free aquarium pass is a very good benefit. It is also beside the cable car and botanical gardens and the train stops right beside it. Great day out and well worth a trip. They have student prices

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South Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of the best zoo's I have visited in years my grandaughter and I spent a wonderful day going around everything. Highly recommended

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

went to the zoo. it was 17.50 euros to get in but is well worth the money. they have a restaurant a couple of small cafes on the grounds. spent six hours in the zoo and still did not see everything. the aquarium is amazing too. a place to visit

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Beirut, Lebanon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The total visit took about 3.5 hours to complete. Since we visited on a sunny Sunday, the zoo was filled with families, which is mostly what the place is built for. Some animals were not available to see, but overall there's a good and quite comprehensive variety of species. The aquarium is less interesting so you're not missing much if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Animals look clean and healthy. Nice walk in a sunny day.there is parking nearby. Prepare euro coins.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just north of the city you will find Koln zoo. One of Germany's oldest zoos and well worth the visit. Animals all seem happy and have plenty of space to roam about it. A great way to spend a cold, rainy afternoon in Koln with the kids.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I spent half a day at the Cologne Zoo. Right after the entry a list of tasks was given to us, which was good fun. The kids had to answer different questions about animals. So you had to find the animals, read about them or find the answer by looking at them and then answer the question. Very entertaining. I... More 

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Munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a nice zoo. It is easily walkable. You can rent wagons for your little guys, and it has a good selection of animals. The playgrounds there were awesome. I had to pry my children off of them. It is easily accessible by metro. An adult ticket is 17.50 for the zoo and aquarium. We did not have time to... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went to zoo to fill in a couple of hours. Ended being there all day on a cold day, but saw all the animals. Felt some areas needed attention and cleaning, but all in all a pleasant visit. Imagine in the summer it will be busy. Not too many visitors during our visit. Most eateries were closed also. Great sea... More 

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