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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 #4 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cologne, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

a nice location to spend an afternoon with kids . All sorts of animals. It takes hours to see all of them.

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Manchester
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There was a lot of construction going on when we visited. Some of the animals were indeed impressive, including some fine tigers, a pair of cheetahs, monkeys and tropical birds. Catering is minimal, but I gather part of the construction effort is to improve such facilites. Overall, a good visit.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very large zoo with lots of animals. You can get a combined ticket to also go through the aquarium which is located right next to the zoo. This is a great place to go with small children as they will be able to see lots of animals and keep themselves entertained. I would recommend a stroller for really small children... More

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a really nice place and not too expensive, it's good for a family day out while in Cologne. The aquarium was great and it was nice seeing the animals and an interesting place overall. I would recommend this.

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Cologne, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is an excellent zoo. It is well-planned and sensible to get around. If you go during the week, you could have the whole zoo almost to yourself and be face to face with everything from the hippos to the flamingos. The playground is also *AWESOME*. Be sure to leave plenty of time to play so you don't have to... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Meerkat exhibit was first rate. I went in the summer, not sure how it would be in the winter. Still, a great place to take your family and relatively inexpensive. The animals seem to have good places to live.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The animals were interesting but like some said, the enclosures could be better. Some of them doesn't look very well maintained. Enclosures with water features in them looked kinda filthy. One annoying thing on visits during winter months is when you need to enter the buildings. The camera lenses fogs up immediately and there's nothing around (like a blowdryer) to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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138 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Koelner zoo is very interesting and well kept.Makes for a lovely day out. Both inside and outside attractions so weather-proof. The restaurant serves german "wursten"and more healthy fare.

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Staffordshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

For some unexplained reason it has been a tradition of mine to visit a zoo on my birthday. I was quite looking forwarding to visiting Cologne zoo as for some reason I felt it was meant to be amongst the best. I did however leave with mixed reviews. Access: The zoo has a metro stop right outside (line 18) which... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We didn't understand why so many people said it was dead in Winter. The only animals we unfortunately didn't see were the bears (we saw one peeping out of it's cave). It was all a bit grey and is randomly placed in the centre however the animals are laid out well and we managed to spend a good 4/5 hours... More

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