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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
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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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Vast, spacious zoo with plenty to see and do

From the exterior this zoo appears to look a little run down and tired. It is directly next to amazing transport links; you can literally step off a train and walk over to the zoo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Swansea, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been 3 times here, it is a bit expensive in my opinion but still gives you a nice and a exciting time. Of course if you are also in to animals. They actually seem to be happy. Cute ones included!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the exterior this zoo appears to look a little run down and tired. It is directly next to amazing transport links; you can literally step off a train and walk over to the zoo entrance. The admission is not too expensive, and allows you access to both the zoo and the aquarium. The actual zoo is a lot bigger... More 

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1 Thank MissMoan
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo itself looked like it needed a lot of sprucing up, with the exception of the elephant enclosure, it looked quite bleak. However this is a lovely attraction to do, lots of animals to see, some where in hiding but most were out and about the enclosures. It took us about 2-3 hours, that's slowly strolling around. It's bigger... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was pouring rain when we chose to go here so we only got to see half of it however we were very impressed. The animals appear to have a sense of freedom that I never see in other zoos. The hippodome was lovely and the giraffes came very close to us. All the animals we saw were able... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in December 2015 whilst on a trip to the Christmas markets and had a great day. We were able to walk to the zoo from our city centre hotel and compared to British zoos, found the price of admission quite reasonable. There was a good range of animals that all appeared well looked after and the enclosures are... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When looking from the outside in it looks quite small. And with the main restaurant right as you go in makes the place seem smaller. However the place is quite large. Lots of different animals, they all look quite happy. The only things I would say it is expensive to get in and for food! €27 for 2 chips 1... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

zoo is a good place to come for a walk around, it was quiet but great to see some of the animals that arent always in the other zoos. definatly reccommend it for a nice day out.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on New Years Day and really enjoyed our visit. Lots of animals to see, the Gorillas and Orangutans were our highlight. There are better zoos in the world, but we did enjoy our trip during our stay in Cologne for a new years break. The zoo itself is much bigger than we initially though and took us most... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for children animals and adults alike. So many animals who all seem very content and happy. A rather Large Zoo that will take some time to discover.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the few attractions open on New Year's Day and became a popular place to visit. Whatever you may think about zoos and their suitability to house animals for public display, the Cologne zoo has been in existence for over 150 years and has moved with the times in terms of how animals are housed and can... More 

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