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Koelner Zoo

Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
01805 - 280101
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Ranked #6 of 73 Attractions 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 young children, Activities for older children

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Comparing this zoo to ones I've visited in England, Koelner zoo winds hands down. There are less security measures in place to separate the visitors and animals, by this I mean you can get very close to them, and NOT that they can get out of their enclosures. It's definitely a more relaxed approach to animal interaction. The variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved this zoo, had a really nice time here. We watched the seal show which was hilarious. Lots of animals and we got entry to the aquarium too Fun time :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The zoo, botanical gardens and rheinseilbahn are very close to each other and can be reached through Metro number18. The Koelner zoo is not very big but it is a very beautiful place to see, especially if you have children with you. You can easily spend 2 to 6 hours seeing different animals like lions, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, leopards, hippopotamus... More 

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Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I just loved the feel and a great learning place if you go with kids or as a family. I highly recommend this place. also close by is the insectarium and a botanical garden

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Kindsbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This zoo has the most animals I have seen at a zoo, short of the San Diego, CA Zoo. Lots of elephants and tigers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a great time at this zoo, probably helped by the warm weather for mid October. Highlights of the visit was watching the grizzly bear floating in his pool without a care in the world, the feeding of the hippotamus in the large glass pool, the cheetahs and the meerkats. The zoo is the perfect size for a half... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is not the cheapest attraction of Cologne, but one should go anyway! I love elephants and they got plenty. Also always little ones ;-) Also they got an awesome hippotamus house where one can observe the animals under water- if one is lucky! But I could go on and on... you should go and see for youself!

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