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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
Description: 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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we decided to go here on our final day of our holiday in Cologne and what a good idea it was. Very good value to enter the zoo ,€56 for a family of 4 I think. A vast space with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The zoo is like any other zoo, it was nothing spectacular. It wasn't as busy as I expected which is a bonus as you can take some nice pictures.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we decided to go here on our final day of our holiday in Cologne and what a good idea it was. Very good value to enter the zoo ,€56 for a family of 4 I think. A vast space with lots of great animals to see,places to rest and kids to play. The snow leopard was my favourite although my... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really good example of an urban zoo. Animals seemed happy and had really interesting modern enclosures. Good value at 55 euros for a family of four. We went as a second choice as the cable cars weren't running (high wind) and weren't disappointed. We didn't go in until 12 and stayed until 5 and could have seen more. This is... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous good value day out. This zoo cost 43 euros for 2 adults and a child where it would cost that for one person to go to Chester Zoo ! Everything was clean, well cared for, the animals were kept in amazing enclosures and there is a fantastic play area for kids near the elephants

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. We spend about 4 hours there. We walked from the central station area to the zoo and back. It is also possible to take a tram. The weather was really good, so that made the day even better ofcourse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is our second visit here. It is one of the best zoos we have been to. Love the aquarium section being fish keepers ourselves, and showing fish we personally keep but in a more natural environment. Fantastic range of animals with both inside and outside enclosures. Great facilities and food. We recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you're visiting cologne with children, this is well worth a visit. It's the only zoo, that I've been to and seen brown and black bears - the black ones are smaller than I thought! The Sea Lion feeding was very enjoyable, though we would have seen more if the assistant hadn't insisted on blocking the view, so he could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our visit here was on a very wet day! It was dry when we arrived but sadly the heavens opened and stayed open all day! We enjoyed the day nonetheless. We loved the bears! They jumped in the water and made us jump. The animals were all very active and foraging for food at lunchtime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love zoos generally. This zoo is either super nice. Clean and very green area around. You can see elephants and pigs, and capibara and amazing monkeys. Love it!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved the elephant place. Our favourite. But not only. Felt huge. We were there from around 13:00 until closing time (18:00) and still felt like we didn’t have enough time. Be careful because indoor places close before, some at 17:30, some at 17:45. Going in the morning would have been better because that’s where most animals are more active. When... More 

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