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Koelner Zoo

Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Nippes)
01805 - 280101
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Ranked #6 of 89 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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Kindsbach, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Well recommended - we spent hours walking round with our 9 month old leaning out of her buggy to see all the sites. Really impressive zoo, better than anything I've seen in the UK.

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Ploiesti, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went to zoo on a Monday in August. Usually on Mondays the price is 25% cheaper, so many other persons did the same. Still we did not spend a lot of time to buy tickets and enjoyed a sunny day in a nice environment. We liked the moth the elephants, the tiger and the hipo.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is good for walking with your kids, interesting animals, nice aquarium and insectarium. I suggest to visit the Botanical garden wich is near Zoo

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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Teenagers and small children alike will be captivated by the amazing closeness to the exotic animals (lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, hippos, alligators, zebras, gorillas etc, etc,) in fabulously arranged enclosures. No animal welfare issues here. Also there is a sample of a local farm set up where everyone can experience animal husbandry of the regional kind up close and personal!

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london
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you have nothing else to do a visit here is ok! I definitely wouldn't bother to put this on my Itinerary as its concrete and very I am sure the animals don't care.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cologne zoo, is the third oldest zoological garden in Germany. Located centrally in the city, the zoo is renowned for keeping the animals in a modern, animal-friendly way. Cologne zoo currently houses about 7000 animals of 700 species. One can very well enjoy spending time in this Zoo watching animals and birds leisurely.

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Northallerton, England
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been to many zoo's all over the world and this is one of the best! Highly recommended-the animals all seemed happy, their enclosures were well sized and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

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