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Koelner Zoo

Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Nippes)
01805 - 280101
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As featured in Cologne for young kids
Ranked #6 of 87 Attractions in Cologne
Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Teenagers and small children alike will be captivated by the amazing closeness to the exotic animals (lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, hippos, alligators, zebras, gorillas etc, etc,) in fabulously arranged enclosures. No animal welfare issues here. Also there is a sample of a local farm set up where everyone can experience animal husbandry of the regional kind up close and personal!

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london
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you have nothing else to do a visit here is ok! I definitely wouldn't bother to put this on my Itinerary as its concrete and very I am sure the animals don't care.

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cologne zoo, is the third oldest zoological garden in Germany. Located centrally in the city, the zoo is renowned for keeping the animals in a modern, animal-friendly way. Cologne zoo currently houses about 7000 animals of 700 species. One can very well enjoy spending time in this Zoo watching animals and birds leisurely.

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Northallerton, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been to many zoo's all over the world and this is one of the best! Highly recommended-the animals all seemed happy, their enclosures were well sized and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

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Ghent, Belgium
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

if you like to see animals in the zoo or the aquarium, this is a good place to see them. It's not the best zoo of the world, but it's worth to visit

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots of animals looking well kept and happy in a park that is pleasant and easy to walk around. My husband is not that keen in animals and zoos but he enjoyed this one! Despite being busy it was easy to get to see the enclosures and there are several places for refreshment that are not too expensive. Lots of... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A wide range of animals, all well housed and documented. It helps if you can speak German. There are excellent facilities, good restaurants, and sometimes special exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The zoo is laid out well so you can walk easily round it and there are plenty of places to sit down. The only draw back for an English person is that you had to pay to use all the toilets except one in the back corner behind the tropical house. We're not used to it. The animals looked healthy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wonderful zoo with a wide variety of animals. Great to see them so up close and personal with well designed enclosures. Particularly enjoyed the giraffes which were all out and eating putting on a show for us, along with the elephants. Perfect way to fill an afternoon with the kids or a romantic trip with you partner all at a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Colourfull nature with a lot of not common animals that you meet in zoo. For sure one of the best in Germany. Lions, tigers, elefants, kamelle, gorillas. Every animal has a very specific cool place, not just grey jails.

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