a nice location to spend an afternoon with kids . All sorts of animals. It takes hours to see all of them.
There was a lot of construction going on when we visited. Some of the animals were indeed impressive, including some fine tigers, a pair of cheetahs, monkeys and tropical birds. Catering is minimal, but I gather part of the construction effort is to improve such facilites. Overall, a good visit.
Very large zoo with lots of animals. You can get a combined ticket to also go through the aquarium which is located right next to the zoo. This is a great place to go with small children as they will be able to see lots of animals and keep themselves entertained. I would recommend a stroller for really small children... More
This is a really nice place and not too expensive, it's good for a family day out while in Cologne. The aquarium was great and it was nice seeing the animals and an interesting place overall. I would recommend this.
This is an excellent zoo. It is well-planned and sensible to get around. If you go during the week, you could have the whole zoo almost to yourself and be face to face with everything from the hippos to the flamingos. The playground is also *AWESOME*. Be sure to leave plenty of time to play so you don't have to... More
The Meerkat exhibit was first rate. I went in the summer, not sure how it would be in the winter. Still, a great place to take your family and relatively inexpensive. The animals seem to have good places to live.
The animals were interesting but like some said, the enclosures could be better. Some of them doesn't look very well maintained. Enclosures with water features in them looked kinda filthy. One annoying thing on visits during winter months is when you need to enter the buildings. The camera lenses fogs up immediately and there's nothing around (like a blowdryer) to... More
Koelner zoo is very interesting and well kept.Makes for a lovely day out. Both inside and outside attractions so weather-proof. The restaurant serves german "wursten"and more healthy fare.
For some unexplained reason it has been a tradition of mine to visit a zoo on my birthday. I was quite looking forwarding to visiting Cologne zoo as for some reason I felt it was meant to be amongst the best. I did however leave with mixed reviews. Access: The zoo has a metro stop right outside (line 18) which... More
We didn't understand why so many people said it was dead in Winter. The only animals we unfortunately didn't see were the bears (we saw one peeping out of it's cave). It was all a bit grey and is randomly placed in the centre however the animals are laid out well and we managed to spend a good 4/5 hours... More
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