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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 180 5 280101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Cologne, my partner and me decided to spend a day in a zoo. What a great day out!!! I would recommend it to everyone. Lots of places where you can seat and have picnic, lots of fun for kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as zoos goes, this one is aminal friendly for the most parts. There is usually an indoor and an outdoor space. A lot of birds. There were plenty of exotic animals: elephants, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes bears and big cats like lions and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where I travel if there's a zoo invariably I spend a day there. Cologne Zoo was on my list, the prospect of so many elephants being high on my list. This place did not disappoint, I got there fairly early just after opening so my...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we visited the zoo during the week. It was very quiet which was perfect for being able to very close to all the animals. Its a big place with all the animals you can think of and the enclosures all look fairly spacey and well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day at the zoo. Lots of exhibits, animals were quite active and the pathways allow for large crowds to move about easily. Very much recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit, couldn't have asked for better weather in February. Absolutely glorious, lovely selection of animals. Although some enclosures were empty may be due to the to the time of the season.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're spoiled being used to Chester zoo but this id one of the better urban zoos weve visited. Great variation of animals with genijne concern for how species are cared for. Also interesting old enclosure buildings inclusive in visit. Not sure if its worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 20€ each (5 people) And was very disappointed. Lots of empty areas, no animals, lots of signs “not working “ “Refreshing”, okey we understand it, but is that a big deal to reduce ticket price then? 100€ just for a walk...unfortunately no picture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Make sure you get here early enough, because there is a LOT to look at, and if you don’t want to catch more than a mere glimpse of each animal you’ll need to allow sufficient time to enjoy the huge selection of wonderful animals they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Spent Christmas Day at the zoo much bigger than we anticipated. Very nice and good enclosures for the animals and for us to see them. Red pandas have real trees and good space they were climbing all over and high enough you though he may...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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I am disabled myself. However not in a wheelchair. Overal, a European - disabled - parking license with the all known wheelchair logo will suffice for a discount. If the handicap is see-able, it shouldn’t be a problem if you... More
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It was very good quality of food at a very reasonable price. For two meals of cheeseburger and chips and two drinks we paid probably $20 or so.
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Response from tinkerbell_UK_19 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so but vest to check their website. although we got discounted tickets for using the tram/train system think they were half price or something. possibly worth going on that website too?
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