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Koelner Zoo

Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Nippes)
01805 - 280101
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As featured in Cologne for young kids
Ranked #6 of 86 attractions in Cologne
Type: Zoos
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.... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

With girlfriend, spend half day, a lots of cute animals, it likes the time fly back to my childhood. Most of comments are written in German, few of them was in English, if you can't read German, better take a dictionary with you.

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The zoo is big, but I didn't really like it that much. Sure, there are many animals in, but the size of the zoo made me bored rather fast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo is big and you will spend a lot of time here. The animal residents are the big attraction. Large number of animal species to spend time with :) and get educated. Feeding times of all large animals is well shown if you wish to be there for the feeding. The zoo is clean and well organized. Unfortunately not... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The zoo is quite large and you can easily spend a whole day there enjoying the park. From farm animals to large mammals to insects the zoo has a varied collection of species It has its own tram stop (line 18) and the Seilbahn from the Rheinpark drops you off next to the tram stop. The zoo is also next... More

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Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This zoo is really a great place to spend a day. They have a large variety of animals and also an aquarium. The entrance fee was somewhere around 14 euro, which I found pretty reasonable, especially for all you get to see. Almost all of the animals were up and active throughout my visit there, which is always nice to... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I loved this zoo, it had lots of animals that i hadnt seen before. I really loved seeing the hippos and the Monkeys as the monkeys had there own little caged run over head. The insects are also amazing with a very detailed ants nest wonderfully displayed.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First if all, if you use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, show the map leaflet and your ticket for a 2€ reduction on the adult price. The zoo is a good size, you can walk round it comfortably; there are lots of bins, toilets and places to buy snacks and drinks. We went on a steaming hot day and found plenty... More

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The zoo and aquarium are definately worth a visit if your in the area. Good value for money and so much to see, will be coming back in the future

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We always visit the Cologne Zoo when we are in Germany. First, we love zoos, and this is a good one. Second, we love elephants, and the Elephant Park at the back of the zoo (which takes up about 10% of the zoo grounds) is exceptional--one of the best in the world. We've been here three times and find something... More

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Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent all day at this delightful Zoo. Animals have lots of space and the houses are mostly new and spacious too. Refreshments not expensive. Entrance approx Euros 14. Children there were loving it but it did not appear too busy. Rain-forest exhibit was excellent. Elephant House huge. No smells at all.

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