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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 85 attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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190 reviews 190 reviews
61 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Telford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a fantastic zoo! It isn't to big that it takes days to walk around and you miss things, but it isn't so small that there are loads of people crowded together! The lay out of the enclosures are very good and allow for maximum viewing ability of the animals. Would be perfect for all ages interested in animals.... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This zoo is perfect. Even if you're visiting without children, it's totally worth your time. It's huge! There is so much to see. We visited on a warm late-spring day, and the animals were all active, which is very important, as sometimes you can find yourself in a zoo staring at empty cages or at a sleeping animal. We talked... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The biggest zoo I've been to so far. It hosts tons of exotic and less exotic animals, all of which are in spaces designed to be as close to theis natural habitat as possible! The ticket costs around 18 euro, but it's worth every cent, since it takes more than 2 hours to see everything, plus you also get to... More

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Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Animals are beautifully displayed in open and impressive environments. The Elephant and Primate exhibits are particularly good. A 'must see' if you are in Cologne.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lot of animals but not great species diversity, well-laid-out in an environment designed to maximize an enriched habitat for the animals. Zoo management has also made every effort to ensure visitors have unobstructed views of the animals (few 360 cages) so you can experience the animals without obvious obstruction. One element we enjoyed was that those animals which are... More

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