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Koelner Zoo

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Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 180 5 280101
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (14 reviews)
“feeding times” (14 reviews)
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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"elephant enclosure"
in 28 reviews
"big cats"
in 14 reviews
"feeding times"
in 14 reviews
"animals seem"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 9 reviews
"exotic animals"
in 7 reviews
"reptile house"
in 6 reviews
"snow leopard"
in 6 reviews
"great play"
in 6 reviews
"ticket price"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 17 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 9 reviews
"in december"
in 7 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"visiting cologne"
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"enclosures"
in 87 reviews
"elephants"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo has a great array of animals. Most of which you get to feel very close to and get a great view of. It took us around 3 hours to get there but you could easily spend longer there

1  Thank SamMould
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible zoo! It was much bigger than we expected and the 3 hours we had given ourselves to explore it (and the aquarium) was not enough to fully appreciate it all. There was a huge range of animals- the highlights were the Great...More

Thank Han1317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every new city we visit we always make a day for the zoo and Cologne's zoo was definitely worthwhile. Similar to Berlin (and maybe Germany in general) the animals are kept in very spacious areas. There's a great rainforest experience where you'll see all sorts...More

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is obviously aging but the staff is fantastic and very competent at keeping the facility well maintained and running smoothly despite the obvious challenges. Worthy a visit to the aquarium right in front of the main entrance. Kids loved it!

Thank corrysp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to come here last minute when visiting Cologne and we were not disappointed! There is a tram/metro stop directly outside so it is very easy to get to. Its a large zoo but unlike others we have been to, is very easy to navigate...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title states...this zoo is amazing!!! It was very clean, big enclosures, cheap entry prices and loads to see! Even bears! The gorillas are so adorable and there's lots of zoo babies (we went at the end of March) who are sooo cute! They...More

Thank Phoebe T
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Very big zoo, even when it's a busy day, room enough for a Nice fluent walk. Animals are happier than in most of the zoo's, they live in big enclosures. To do the entire park, Count on 4 hours.

1  Thank 423sylview
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This zoo is such a gem. Nestled in the middle of the city, it's a surprisingly large zoo. Unfortunately I came just after some incredibly cold weather so many animals were kept away from the open frozen water. Areas of the zoo are a little...More

1  Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Well laid out zoo with a wide variety of animals. Good signposting within the zoo and plenty of amenities including children's play area. Zoo is easily accessible with light-rail station nearby. Cash point facility available adjacent to ticket purchase area.

Thank corraith
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had very nice visit there, and we saw more animals than any zoo before. The area is beautiful, many old buildings. Lots to see, you can spend a whole day here! Also the aquarium was great. Only minus is that everything is in German....More

1  Thank StiinaFin
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kevinbm1003
8 January 2018|
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Response from travellinrabbit | Reviewed this property |
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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Karina M
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?
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