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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 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo on our last day it doesn't disappoint lots of things to see and some different animals I have not seen before. You get entry to the aquarium next door which is quality not like your average aquarium with fresh and salt...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a bit unfair but we compare zoos with our local Chester Zoo so they have to be good to impress. This is a lot smaller with most enclosures being smaller although there are some bigger ones such as the elephant enclosure. The positive is...More

Thank Les_Elaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zoos can be quite depressing places with animals clearly looking bored in small featureless cages. Cologne has done its best to provide all the animals with large enough enclosures with plenty of things to keep them occupied, from trees, footballs, scratching posts, hiding food around...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic zoo! The animals seem very well looked after and one can come astoundingly close to all the animals. Definitely recommend visiting this place if you go to cologne.... One bug bear are the wasps in August. Around this time of year...More

Thank Richie v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a potentially rainy day, we decided to take a trip to the zoo (there is an aquarium attached too, but didn’t quite have time for this). About a 30-40 min walk from central old town, but quite near to an underground. We took a...More

Thank Aimee H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all animals I was impressed by pink flamingos, giraffes and monkeys. When taking ferry boat from Bonn to Koln, they gave us free tickets and we spent two hours at the zoo photographing and walking. This is a nice place to spend time...More

Thank Kolrina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite animals here besides my usual love for reptiles. Were the elephants. They played. In the water, took dirt baths. The baby was super cute. One of my better experiences in Cologne for sure.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The enviroment is really nice, however it’s quite difficult to see the animals. Even though we went on a week day, there were lots of people (summer time).

Thank Ambassador568154
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Absolutley stunning location, animals appear very well looked after and at ease in their surroundings. Easy to walk around, lots to see. We enjoyed feeding time with the sea lions, a very popular event.

Thank rachelemma123
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Admission is really good - 15 Euros for a student (for both zoo and aquarium) it would cost £15+ for each one in the UK. Nice collection of animals and it wasn't too busy on the day we went. Elephants, Giraffes and the Penguins were...More

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9 January 2018|
Response from Wesley v |
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?