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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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Really nice day out.

Really enjoyed the zoo. Took my family and they loved it. The elephants are amazing. You can take a walk along the Rhine, about 10-15mins from Dom Cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the zoo. Took my family and they loved it. The elephants are amazing. You can take a walk along the Rhine, about 10-15mins from Dom Cathedral.

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Viby J, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Koelner Zoo is a very good place to spent a day together with your children. We went there with fairly no expectation - but we were all surprised by both animals and the conditions under which they where kept! Note! The visit requires a whole day!!! We came a little late, and did not have the time to see... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On our trip to Cologne we spent a day in the zoo. Unfortunately a lot of shops and compounds were closed. It was hot and we wanted to buy some water, but it was only possible on the other side of the zoo. Some compounds were closed too :( But overall we had a funny day and saw a lot... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great zoo, so many animals - all had such great enclosures. Really fantastic day, and well priced entry too. Save money on entry with a KölnCard for travel if you're a tourist too!

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This Zoo is really well kept, clean and spacious. The entry price isn't too bad for a decent sized Zoo, it's €17.50 for Adults and €8.50 for kids. There is an awful lot to see and do and there is a large playground too. You can easily spend a whole day here. There are plenty of benches, rest stops cafes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The animals all seemed happy and I was surprised at how much room the animals had in comparison to other zoos, especially the elephants. Definitely worth a visit for a few hours if you are in Cologne.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Pretty good zoo but the Rhino and Anteater need a friend. The rhino had a small/bare enclosure and was pacing up and down - actually looked a bit distressed! The rest of the zoo was pretty great! The coffee was pretty expensive at the entrance (£4 for a cup of the cheap instant coffee) but a apart from that a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We spent our third day in Cologne touring the zoo, which is one of the better zoo's that I have visited, the only downside is that most of the exhibit information is in German (not unexpected) so we missed a lot in tha regard.

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Broadstairs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent value for money as there is so much to see and the zoo is set in acres of lovely grounds. The animals seem to be very well cared for in natural surroundings. The highlight for us was watching the half hour feeding of the baboons - hilarious!

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was expecting something just interesting from this place, but it was so incredible!!! We spent all day in zoo, even it was rainy and cold. Breathtaking aviaries for wild animals. Especially liked reptiles and hippos! You should visit this place even when you pass near Cologne. And also do not forget to make a coin for memory.

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Address: Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 01805 - 280101
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne

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