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Cologne for young kids

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Cologne for young kids
Kids can use all of their senses to experience the charm of Cologne. They can pet animals at the zoo, taste sweets at the chocolate museum and sniff out new smells at the Fragrance Museum. The zoo is open all year, but small trains run only in warmer months.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
3 ratings 3 ratings
 
Koelner Zoo
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Koelner Zoo

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Chocolate Museum
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Chocolate Museum

Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a diverse collection of chocolate art creations and chocolate-wrapper artwork.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Globetrotter
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Globetrotter

This store is a shopper's dream. Its "please touch" ethos invites visitors of all ages — especially young people — to engage with outdoor gear in conditions that simulate what you might find in the great outdoors. Open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Kleinbahn im Rheinpark
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Kleinbahn im Rheinpark

All aboard! This park for the pint-sized provides hours of horn-tooting fun. Trains operate from mid-March to late October. Hours are weekdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fragrance Museum
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Fragrance Museum

Get a whiff of the place where eau de cologne was born. Learn about perfume essences and attractions and let your nose lead you thorough history.

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