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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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Great way to spend a day

Animals all look happy! And we'll looked after. Spent a good few hours here today and loved it Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Sadly I wasn't there long enough to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Animals all look happy! And we'll looked after. Spent a good few hours here today and loved it Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Sadly I wasn't there long enough to try the cable cars across from it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

My family & I enjoyed a visit to this zoo, not too big but full of different species to observe! Even there are very few English translations, we got around very easily, the free maps being easy to follow. The addition of a couple of play areas are welcome to let the children let off a bit of steam! The... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very nice and clean. I was amazed about the enormous quantity of elephants they have there. They also organize some elephants (Didactic, i guess) show in a massive dome. Worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and I weren't too keen, but having dragged our 10 and 12 year olds to a couple of art galleries in Cologne and Bonn it seemed only fair to give into their pleas to visit the zoo. We thought we'd go for a few hours but it ended up being a good 4 -5 hour visit, and it... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A great day out. We went on a public holiday and saw so many beautiful animals. Some enclosures are a bit small, but im a softie for animals being happy.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great place for the kiddos. A must do in Save time so you can see it all!! Food prices are reasonable but you should bring water for the journey.

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69 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I absolutely adore this zoo! You pay a one off price which entitles you to visit the zoo and the adjoining aquarium. The zoo itself is mostly outdoors but with various indoor attractions too. What I especially like about the zoo is that it gives each animal an abundance of space, which makes me feel a lot better about them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The zoo, aquarium, and insectarium were all worth the price of admission. I can tell why it's a buy one get three admissions. It seems like the aquarium and insectarium were after thoughts and not well incorporated into the zoo. You can make an all day affair if you're driving by bringing a picnic and taking break then exit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This Zoo is beautiful,the animals are clearly well looked after and the attention into each enclosure is amazing. These animals have everything they could ever want and so seem perfectly happy to be seen by us as we look in wonder at them. The zoo is one of the S-Bahn stops so is the easiest thing in the world to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

very manageable with wheelchairs or strollers, this is a perfect place to escape traffic and enjoy the outdoors

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