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Koelner Zoo

Address: Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 01805 - 280101
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Ranked #5 of 55 Activities in Cologne
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...
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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. Open 365 days a year; in the summer hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Cologne Zoo has to be one of the best in Europe!, The Zoo gardens are well maintained and spotless with a great selection of the more unusual animals no longer found in smaller zoos, Hippopotamus, Tigers, Orangutans , A huge herd of Asian elephants. (the Elephant house has to be seen to be believed!). I recommend: In the summer they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we visited the big berlin zoo, and also the zoo in arnhem, and we found the koelner zoo comparable to these. the berlin zoo is much bigger, but the variety seems more in this zoo. we went on a cold winter day, so lot of animals were inside. plus the nameplates describing animlas were only in german, which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We Visited the Koelner Zoo to have a quick change from the Christmas markets and busy shopping streets the week of Christmas. As big animal lovers who have been to many zoos we wasn't expecting much as it is right in the inner city, however we was pleasantly surprised by the size of the zoo. As it was the winter... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Not hte most interesting zoo I've ever seen(this is the one in Rotterdam,in my case) but worth to visit,for sure.You can easily spend here at least a half a day.There are lots of animals,children playgrounds, a few restaurants so you have all you need for a pleasant day.I visited it in december but I think in summer days it looks... More 

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Much bigger zoo than we expected when we first arrived! Loads of animals, big and small, from the goats and sheep in the petting zoo at the front to the tigers, snow leopards and lions elsewhere. The animals seem to have decent sized enclosures compared to some zoos I've been in. Worth a trip if you're waiting for dark for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I love animals and decided to go check out the Koelner Zoo together. No children, just us....and we loved it!! The exibits are amazing. There is no glass between you and many of the animals which makes for more enjoyable viewing and photos! They have a feeding schedule for many of the animals which are really fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited here on a wet and windy Friday with my girlfriend and had an excellent time. The zoo is very well laid out and has a surprisingly big area considering how central in Cologne it is. The elephant pen is particularly big. The animal pens throughout are varied and interesting in design; especially the walk through avery and ape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well worth a visit one of the best zoos I have been to in Europe. The elephant enclosure is enormous and has pools where the elephants can play. The crocodile and hippo house is something special too. I went with my girlfriend both late 20s it rained hard all day and we still loved it. The food in the restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Animals were well presented. Elephant enclosure is simply stunning. Food was well priced and pleasant enough to eat. Weather was miserable with many in their inside private enclosures including the big cats. The Hippos were our favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Cologne Zoo is a great zoo. A huge variety of species indoor and outdoor. During the last 10 years they invested a lot to make the Zoo more visitor and animal friendly. Many of the walk-in animal houses are modern, offer place to sit and take your time in watching the animals. Personally I think Cologne Zoo has the perfect... More 

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