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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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Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
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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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“feeding times” (14 reviews)
“big cats” (13 reviews)
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

This is a large, well laid-out zoo with many attractions and an unbelievable collection. Many trails and exhibits and some well designed buildings (the Hippodome was especially inventive). The animals are close and active and the behaviors of most lack the patterned behaviors that animals...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo with our 5 year old daughter and she loved it. It has a lot of animals including the 2 humped camel, chimpanzees, tiger, cheetah, lions, bear, hippos, giraffes, humboldt penguins, elephants . We had a good time in the zoo. Must...More

Thank Rajarshi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one really big Zoo with huge variety of animals from all over the world. You should visit this place with your family and kids.

Thank chochoVisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Monday. Great day out and lovely food in the restaurant. A must visit if you come to Köln.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing zoo. So much to See clean easy to get around and great play area at the top half way round to stop and have a picnic or coffee lots of tabels. This place is not to be missed spent pretty much all...More

1  Thank moomins23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A vast zoo with all manner of mammals, insects, reptiles, birds and fish. Anything from penguins to piranha, snow leopard to snakes. There really is a lot here and it is a big zoo so make sure you reserve plenty of time to see it....More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the zoo & aquarium. You can pay with visa, it was €14.50 for students. Good food inside too and was really cheap! I enjoyed this so much. The animals were amazing. The penguin area could be bigger for the penguins. The elephant enclosure was...More

Thank AideenMaryJayne
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A great park to walk in. Lot's of animals and so many different ones. The snowleopards are unique, the jungle is amazing, the crocodiles impressive. A good playing area for the kids, affordable consumption prices.

1  Thank klimpetje
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I have not expected, but this Zoo is as beautiful as the one in Vienna, and also quite big. We stood there for a couple of hours and we did not get bored, I enjoyed every corner of it, simply beautiful. What is to be...More

2  Thank Alexandrioara
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We thought January may have been too cold for animals but how wrong we were. Tigers, Leopards, Henners, Meerkats and more were all out to play. A new arrival at the Elephant park made my sons day. Dropped right outside at the train station was...More

1  Thank hadyn p
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17 September 2016|
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Response from DetlevCGN | Reviewed this property |
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10 September 2016|
Response from karhol549 | Reviewed this property |
There is a big parking place under the streets to the Autobahn, close the zoo.
15 August 2016|
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Response from PninatOr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say this as well, you can chose, there is a lot to see and if you love plants even more. There is a restaurant so you can have a break - and you can also visit the Aquarium which is lovely.