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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 family day out

Visited here on a family trip to koln at Easter 2015. Easy to get to on train line 18 from hauptbahnhof. Very well laid out. Our favourites were the meerkats, zebras, penguins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Wexford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

On a nice sunny day, spend some fun-time with your family in this Zoo. Kids friendly and offers quality time for the couples alike. Not amazing as far as the variety of Fauna is considered but one can enjoy a relaxing stroll gazing at these animals & birds.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Most of the animals sat with their backs to us. They looked bored and lazy. Felt very sorry for the animals. It was more like a dead zoo.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited here on a family trip to koln at Easter 2015. Easy to get to on train line 18 from hauptbahnhof. Very well laid out. Our favourites were the meerkats, zebras, penguins and elepphants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife had plans she could not get out of, so I spent the morning wandering around this beautiful zoo. They have a fantastic rainforest exhibit, and the great apes enclosures are top notch. Attached to the zoo is an aquarium and an insectarium. Please note that the reptiles are housed in the aquarium as well. Favourite part for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The zoo may seem expensive but given that you can easily stay there for about 5 hours it's great value for €/hour! Your ticket gives you access to the aquarium and the zoo. None of the signs are in English but this doesn't devalue the experience too much. Make time to see the feeding sessions and arrive 10 minutes easier... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was nice to see so much space inside and outside dedicated to the animals. There is a massive elephant park right in the middle of the zoo and was so pleasant to observe them from high up. We enjoyed it all, but loved seeing the hippos at feeding time and seeing animals we haven't seen before in other zoos,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One day is not enough for visit and play... Children can play all day long. we loved the elephants site

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well laid out zoo and the bonus oft he free aquarium pass is a very good benefit. It is also beside the cable car and botanical gardens and the train stops right beside it. Great day out and well worth a trip. They have student prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of the best zoo's I have visited in years my grandaughter and I spent a wonderful day going around everything. Highly recommended

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

went to the zoo. it was 17.50 euros to get in but is well worth the money. they have a restaurant a couple of small cafes on the grounds. spent six hours in the zoo and still did not see everything. the aquarium is amazing too. a place to visit

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