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Koelner Zoo

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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 today 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 2 days 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
Thank 133jenjen
Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank Liz130685
Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank S3497GUdianaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank 404stigt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank Steve B
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Visited with my three daughters aged 10-23 and we all really enjoyed their day . The hippo enclosure was a firm favourite . Very well laid out and the animals all seemed happy and well maintained . Cafe quite cute with family portions of chips...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beckyhskns
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

when it’s not raining and shopping isn’t smth your kids enjoy you can definitely fill your (half) day here. the place it self is a little shabby and need extra maintenance as well as renovations but it offers SO MANY different animals to see!! more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alindid
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited the zoo while staying in cologne. Glad we did as the zoo and animal enclosures are very well kept and there is a really good selection of animals to see. The elephant enclosure is like something from jurasic park, incredible. €19.50 for the ticket...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jackrod6
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended zoo. You need at least half a day to see most of it. Don’t miss the seals, specifically when being fed

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jenny B
January 8, 2018|
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Response from wesleyv864 |
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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