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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
Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 180 5 280101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the zoo. It was quite huge, with lots of animals to see, as well as birds and reptiles. Huge elephant enclosure where we could see the elephants from above - rolling, frolicking and going about their day. The Chimpz enclosure was also nice....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank EnakshiC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recently l visited here and l had a really good time. The zoo is well maintained and the animals seemed well looked after. It was lovely to see the baby elephants and the baboons. On my visit here the christmas illumations were displayed around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mowden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo had some really good enclosures but there was a fair bit of work being done to some others. A very good selection of animals and all seemed rather active unlike some zoos. Elephants and giraffes were incredible. Each enclosure has info on each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andydyke1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to fit the Koelner Zoo into our Christmas Market trip and found it hugely worthwhile. Whilst the zoo itself is relatively small, and with birds making up a large area, the animals all seemed very happy, clean and healthy to a standard far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank timj101101
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Started at the ticket booth the unfriendliness , we went with a disabled person and were told we couldnt get a concession ticket as the disabled person wasn't in a WHEELCHAIR. Apparently in cologne you are not classed as disabled unless you are confined to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank russnclare2013
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We couldn't go to all places as we started at 12:00 but it was awesome. Also you can enter the aquarium where there are also insects spiders and snakes (my favorite) with the same ticket 19.50 eur pp. Children until 4 are free.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting Cologne on a stop over for 3 nights with our caravan and we decided to head to the Zoo for one of our days here. Great decision as this zoo is really worth a visit! Great selection of animals who are in close proximity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 186394Rachel
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Ideal way to spend a day, plenty to see and lots of play areas for the children. The elephants are probably the highlight of the visit. There is an aquarium next to the zoo that is included in your entrance fee. We did not have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hicklin
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I have been to several zoos around the world and this is the best by a country mile. The enclosures are well constructed and allow the animals plenty of room to move around which was highlighted by the elephant enclosure. It is the only zoo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MiloRubix
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It's a zoo, but its a great zoo. It's really big, got loads of animals and it was quite quiet when I went. A short walk from the centre down the river side (which is lovely scenery and lots of bars too) Recommend it if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jenny B
9 January 2018|
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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6 December 2017|
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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?